*Childrens’ Books: Something a little different, quirky and quite rare in our Books update this week. ‘Blitz Books’ is a generic name for various publishers’ series of miniature books (approx 3 x 4.5 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. Five from the Pocket Series, illustrated text stories with colourful, evocative covers. None of these have ever passed through our hands before.
PICTURED: BLITZ BOOKS: POCKET SERIES ALL SOLD
#6 THE PEARL SMUGGLERS FN/VF £9
#15 THE FLOATING ISLAND VG/FN £7
#19 THE TERROR OF THE CAVE FN £8
#23 THE VENGEANCE OF BLACK ANDREW VG/FN £7
#32 STOLEN FLIGHT FN/VF £9