Found On The Shelves at The London Library

As part of the 175th anniversary celebrations, Pushkin Press is joining forces with The London Library to produce a series of beautifully-designed books containing material from the Library’s collection not seen for decades or longer.

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Pushkin group 2The first six ‘Found on the Shelves’ titles appear in May as The London Library holds its ‘Words In The Square’ literary celebration. A second set of six titles will be published in November.

Each book in the series is 96-128 pages long and priced at just £4.99. They contain writing found in The London Library’s million-plus volumes and authors represented in the first six books include Lewis Carroll, Jerome K Jerome, George Eliot, EM Forster and Virginia Woolf.

From essays on dieting in the 1860s to instructions for gentlewomen on trout-fishing, from advice on the ill-health caused by the "modern" craze of bicycling to travelogues from Norway, they are as readable and relevant today as they were more than a century ago.

The books are edited by The London Library’s Librarian Inez Lynn and Head of Bibliographic Services Dunia Garcìa-Ontiveros as well as by Pushkin Press’s Julia Nicholson. Jacket designs have been produced by acclaimed designer David Pearson.

 The, six titles published in the ‘Found on the Shelves’ titles are:

  • Cycling: The Craze of the Hour
  • The Lure of the North
  • On Corpulence: Feeding the Body and Feeding the Mind
  • Life in a Bustle: Advice to Youth
  • The Gentlewoman’s Book of Sports
  • On Reading, Writing and Living with Books

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