*Childrens’ Books: A further update from this quirky sidebar in publishing history this week. ‘Blitz Books’ is a generic name for various publishers’ series of miniature books (approx 8.5 x 12 cm, around 16 pages, and published 1940-1944), these booklets helped distract children in air-raid shelters and Underground stations during bombing raids over London. They became known as ‘Blitz Books’, and, like many publications from the years of World War II, are quite scarce, particularly in as nice condition as the examples we have here. Four from the Pocket Series, illustrated text stories with colourful, evocative covers. None of these have ever passed through our hands before.
PICTURED: POCKET SERIES ALL SOLD
#33 SECRETS OF X-BASE VG/FN £7
#35 ESCAPE FROM TOKYO VG £6
#37 DOWN AMAZON WAY FN £8
#40 THE FIGHT ON WRECKERS ROCK FN/VF £9