30 November 2010

Book-a-palooza: Vintage Penguins and Laski at Lloyd's of Kew

   
I have gotten way behind in writing about recent book adventures, so all this week I will be posting about some of fun things I have picked up in the last couple of weeks.
    
I couldn't help but purchase a few vintage Penguin titles when I saw the range of them available at Lloyd's of Kew. They are in quite good condition. I just hope they stand up to one more reading, as I am intent on reading these copies. I will have to be extra careful.

I generally like Huxley's work and have never heard of these titles so it seemed like a good purchase. And as for The Thin Man, I don't read much mystery or crime fiction but I couldn't resist this fantastic standard Penguin green.

Perhaps even more fantastic is this really nice copy of The Village by Marghanita Laski. I haven't read any of her work but bought two reissues at Persephone earlier that week.

I thought I would also show you a few more photos of Lloyd's of Kew. We did not take these pictures, they are actually postcards on sale at the shop.



Photo: (c) Urike Bulle 2010

Photo: (c) Urike Bulle 2010

Photo: (c) Urike Bulle 2010

6 comments:

  1. I am going to look for these in Colombo. I am very very sure that my dusty musty bookshop there would have some of these gems. The library here is too clean and immaculate for these older books!

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  2. JEALOUS of your The Village. I love that dustjacket! Despite living in London for 24 years (ie. my entire life) I have never made it to Kew. Living somewhere else has really made me aware of how little I took advantage of London when I lived there. Not again! I will be making a beeline for this bookshop when I return to my native city next year!

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  3. What gorgeous books. I feel sort of guilty, though, looking at all these stunning book shots--like I've been looking at pornography...

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  4. Love this and your other posts on your London acquisitions. But please tell us how you got them all home!

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  5. Like Rachel I am jealous of your Laski find! I also have not made it to Kew (which I think I have already mentioned to you).

    I adore the book tree and the Penguins. I think it may be quite dangerous if I do make it to that shop.

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  6. Mystica: You might be able to find some great old books if your store is full of dusty musty books.

    Rachel: It is easy to take one's backyard for granted. You certainly aren't letting moss grow in your new location.

    Lifetime: It is a lot like that!

    Harriet: We pack very light in two large suitcases so we had plenty of room. Plus, I carried on about 50 of the Penguins which are pretty small and light.

    Claire: The Laski really was a find. My intent on this trip was to find some Persephone authors. No Whipple, but I did find this Laski.

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