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Book Series: Great Britain

GBR-A1: George Allen & Unwin
Daily Life (George Allen and Unwin)
Unwin Books (George Allen & Unwin)
GBR-A2: Edward Arnold
Studies in English Literature (Edward Arnold)
Studies in French Literature (Edward Arnold)
GBR-B1: B. T. Batsford Ltd.
Batsford Paperbacks (B. T. Batsford)
Half-Guinea Library (B. T. Batsford Ltd./Charles Scribner's Sons)
GBR-B2: George Bell & Sons
The Aldine Edition of the British Poets (William Pickering; then Bell & Daldy; then George Bell & Sons)
Alpha Classics (George Bell & Sons)
Bibliotheca Classica (George Bell & Sons)
Bohn's Libraries (George Bell & Sons)
Great Masters in Painting and Sculpture (George Bell & Sons)
GBR-B3: John Bell
Bell's British Theatre (John Bell)
Bell's Poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill (John Bell)
GBR-B4: Ernest Benn
Benn's Sixpenny Library (Ernest Benn)
New Mermaids (Ernest Benn)
GBR-B5: Richard Bentley
Standard Library of Modern Literature (Richard Bentley)
Standard Novels (Richard Bentley)
GBR-B6: A. & C. Black (Adam & Charles Black)
A. & C. Black Colour Books: Twenty Shilling Series (A. & C. Black)
Ballet Pocket Series (Newman Wolsey; then: A. & C. Black)
Black's Guides (Adam & Charles Black)
The Making of the Nations (A. & C. Black)
GBR-B7: Blackie and Son
Beautiful England; also: Beautiful Scotland/Ireland/Switzerland (Blackie and Son)
Blackie's Famous Books (Blackie and Son)
Student Drama Series (Blackie & Son Ltd.)
GBR-B8: William Blackwood & Sons
Ancient Classics for English Readers (W. Blackwood & Sons/Lippincott)
Blackwoods' English Classics (W. Blackwood & Sons)
Foreign Classics for English Readers (W. Blackwood & Sons/Lippincott)
Periods of European Literature (W. Blackwood & Sons/Charles Scribner's Sons)
Philosophical Classics for English Readers (W. Blackwood & Sons)
GBR-B9: Blandford Press
Blandford Colour Series (Blandford Press)
GBR-B10: Anthony Blond
The Doughty Library (Anthony Blond)
The Great Society (Anthony Blond)
GBR-B11: The Bodley Head
The Bodley Head Series (The Bodley Head)
GBR-B12: Brockhampton Press
The Brockhampton Library (Brockhampton Press)
GBR-B13: Burke Publishing Ltd.
Boys' and Girls' Book Series (Burke)
GBR-C1: John Calder (Publishers) Ltd.
Calder Books (John Calder)
Illustrated Calder Books (John Calder)
GBR-C2: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Companions to Literature (C.U.P.)
Cambridge Elementary Classics (C.U.P.)
Cambridge Music Handbooks (C.U.P.)
English Literature for Schools (C.U.P.)
The Pitt Press Series (C.U.P.)
GBR-C3: Jonathan Cape
Cape Editions (Jonathan Cape)
Cape Paperbacks (Jonathan Cape)
Life and Letters Series (Jonathan Cape)
The New Library (Jonathan Cape [U.K.]; Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith [U.S.])
The Travellers' Guides (Jonathan Cape)
The Travellers' Library (Jonathan Cape)
GBR-C4: Cassell
1001 Before You Die (Cassell; then Quintessential/Quarto)
The Belle Sauvage Library (Cassell & Co.)
Cassell's National Library (Cassell & Co.)
Cassell's Pocket Reference Library (Cassell and Company, Ltd.)
The Living Thoughts Library (Cassell & Co)
GBR-C5: Century Publishing / Century Hutchinson
The Century Travellers (Century Publishing; Century Hutchinson; Pimlico)
The Cressett Library (Century Hutchinson; Ebury Press; David & Charles)
National Trust Classics (Century/National Trust)
GBR-C6: Chapman & Hall
Fish and Fisheries Series (Chapman & Hall)
GBR-C7: Chatto & Windus
Chatto Curiosities of the British Street (Chatto & Windus)
The New Phoenix Library (Chatto & WIndus)
The Phoenix Library (Chatto & Windus)
The Phoenix Living Poets (Chatto & Windus)
GBR-C8: William Collins / Fontana
Britain in Pictures (Collins)
Collins Classics (Collins)
Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics (Collins Clear Type Press)
Collins Library of Classics (AKA Collins Pocket Classics; Library of Classics)
Collins' Modern Fiction (Collins Clear-Type Press)
Collins Nutshell Books (Collins)
Collins Seagull Library (Collins)
Flamingo Books (Fontana Paperbacks)
Fontana History of Europe (Collins; then Fontana Press/Fontana Paperbacks)
Fontana Modern Masters (Fontana Books/Collins; then Fontana Press)
Jennings (Collins; then Armada; then Macmillan)
Little Grey Rabbit (Collins)
New Naturalist Library (Collins)
New Naturalist Monographs (Collins)
GBR-C9: Constable
Constable's Miscellany (Constable & Co.)
Constable's Miscellany of Foreign Literature (Thomas Constable & Co.)
Religions Ancient & Modern (Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.)
Scientists in 90 Minutes (Constable)
Philosophers in 90 Minutes (Constable)
GBR-D1: Daily Express Publications
Rupert Adventure Series (Daily Express Publications)
Rupert Bear Annuals (Daily Express Publications)
GBR-D2: Peter Davies
Little Books (Peter Davies)
Soldiers' Tales (Peter Davies)
GBR-D3: J. M. Dent
Dent's Children's Illustrated Classics (J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton)
English Literature for Schools (J. M. Dent & Sons)
English Men of Science (J. M. Dent & Sons/E. P. Dutton)
Everyman's Library (J. M. Dent)
The Kings Treasuries of Literature (J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton)
The Master Musicians (J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton; then: O.U.P.)
The Mediaeval Towns (J. M. Dent)
The New Temple Shakespeare (J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton)
A Taste of... (J. M. Dent)
The Temple Classics (J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton)
The Temple Shakespeare (J. M. Dent)
GBR-D4: André Deutsch
Introduces (André Deutsch)
The Language Library (André Deutsch)
GBR-D5: Duckworth/Gerald Duckworth
The Hundred Years Series (Gerald Duckworth)
GBR-E1: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Highways to the Sun (Eyre & Spottiswoode)
The Kew Series (Eyre & Spottiswoode)
GBR-F1: Faber & Faber
Faber Anthologies (Faber & Faber)
Faber Paper Covered Editions (Faber & Faber)
The Great Languages (Faber)
GBR-F2: W. Foulsham & Co.
Do-It-Yourself Series (W. Foulsham)
Foulsham's Pocket Library (W. Foulsham)
Foulsham's Practical Manuals (W. Foulsham)
GBR-G1: Victor Gollancz Ltd.
Common Sense (Victor Gollancz)
Left Book Club (Victor Gollancz)
GBR-G2: Granada Publishing
The Complete Paintings (Granada Publishing)
Mayflower Books (Dell Books; then Granada Publishing)
Paladin (Paladin Books; Granada Publishing)
GBR-H1: Hamish Hamilton
Fingerprint Books (Hamish Hamilton)
Hamish Hamilton Paperbacks (Hamish Hamilton)
Makers of the Modern World (Hamish Hamilton)
GBR-H2: Hamlyn
Hamlyn All-Colour Paperbacks (Hamlyn Publishing Group)
The Portraits of Greatness (Hamlyn Publishing Group)
GBR-H3: George G. Harrap
Harrap's Bilingual Series (George G. Harrap/Brentanos)
Harrap's Modern English Series (George G. Harrap)
GBR-H4: Rupert Hart-Davis
The Mariners Library (Rupert Hart-Davis)
The Reynard Library (Rupert Hart-Davis)
The Soho Bibliographies (Rupert Hart-Davis)
GBR-H5: Heinemann / Heinemann Educational Books
African Writers Series (Heinemann Educational Books)
Little Grey Rabbit (Heinemann)
The New Windmill Series (Heinemann Educational Books)
Short Histories of the Literatures of the World (William Heinemann)
GBR-H6: Hodder & Stoughton
Coronet Books (Hodder & Stoughton)
The King's England (Hodder & Stoughton: then The King's England)
Teach Yourself (Hodder & Stoughton for E.U.P; then Teach Yourself Books)
GBR-H7: The Hogarth Press
The Hogarth Essays (The Hogarth Press)
The Hogarth Letters (The Hogarth Press)
Hogarth Living Poetry (The Hogarth Press)
GBR-H8: Hutchinson
Hutchinson Science Series (Hutchinson)
Hutchinson University Library (Hutchinson)
GBR-J1: Michael Joseph
Mermaid Books (Michael Joseph)
GBR-K1: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner
The History of Civilization (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co.)
International Library of Psychology, Philosophy and Scientfic Method (Kegan Paul)
To-day and To-morrow (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co.)
GBR-L1: Longmans, Green / Longman
The Badminton Library (Longmans, Green/Little, Brown)
The Heritage of Literature Series (Longmans, Green)
Writers and their Work (Longmans, Green for British Book Council/National Book Council)
York Notes (York Press & Longman)
GBR-M1: Macmillan
Casebook Series (Macmillan; Macmillan Palgrave)
Elementary Classics (Macmillan/Collier-Macmillan/St. Martin's Press)
English Men of Letters (Macmillan & Co.)
Highways and Byways (Macmillan & Co.)
Macmillan Master Series (Macmillan; then Macmillan Palgrave)
Macmillan's Colonial Library (Macmillan & Co.)
Modern School Classics (Macmillan & Co./St. Martin's Press)
Papermac (Macmillan)
GBR-M2: Methuen
Art of the World (Methuen)
The Critical Idiom (Methuen)
Methuen Modern Plays (Methuen & Co. Ltd.)
Methuen Playscripts (Methuen & Co. Ltd.)
Methuen's History of the Greek and Roman World (Methuen & Co., Ltd.)
Methuen's Modern Classics (Methuen & Co. Ltd.)
Methuen's Twentieth Century Texts (Methuen Educational)
Methuen Theatre Classics (Methuen & Co. Ltd.)
University Paperbacks (Methuen)

GBR-M3: Mills & Boon
Mills & Boon's Shilling Cloth Library (Mills & Boon)
GBR-M4: John Murray
Home and Colonial Library (John Murray)
Murray's Family Library (John Murray)
Murray's Handbooks for Travellers (John Murray)
Wisdom of the East (John Murray)
GBR-N1: New English Library (NEL)
Four Square Classics (New English Library)
Four Square Library (Four Square Library Ltd.; then New English Library)
New English Library (New English Library)
GBR-O1: Peter Owen Publishers
Modern Classics (Peter Owen)
World Series (Peter Owen)
GBR-O2: Oxford University Press
Australian Writers and their Work (O.U.P.)
Legacies Series (O.U.P.)
New Zealand Writers and their Work (O.U.P.)
OPUS [Oxford Paperback University Series] (O.U.P.)
Oxford Books of Prose (O.U.P.)
Oxford Books of Verse (O.U.P.)
Oxford Companions (O.U.P.)
Oxford Paperbacks (O.U.P.)
Oxford Readings in Philosophy (O.U.P.)
Oxford Standard Authors (O.U.P.)
Past Masters (O.U.P.)
Very Short Introductions (O.U.P.)
World's Classics (O.U.P.)
GBR-P1: Pan
Pan Books (Pan Books)
Picador Books (Pan Books)
Picador Classics (Pan Books)
GBR-P2: Penguin Books
The Buildings of England (Penguin Books)
Granta (Penguin Books)
King Penguins (Penguin Books)
Lives and Letters (Penguin Books)
New Writing (Penguin Books)
Pelican Biographies (Penguin Books)
Pelican Books (Penguin Books)
Pelican Freud Library (Penguin Books)
Pelican History of Art (Penguin Books)
Pelican Marx Library (Penguin Books)
Penguin 60s (Penguin Books)
Penguin American Library (Penguin Books)
Penguin Books (Penguin Books)
Penguin Classics (Penguin Books)
Penguin English Library (Penguin Books)
Penguin Great Ideas (Penguin Books)
Penguin Handbooks (Penguin Books)
Penguin Modern Classics (Penguin Books)
Penguin Modern Poets (Penguin Books)
Penguin Plays (Penguin Books)
Penguin Poets (Penguin Books)
Penguin Reference Books (Penguin Books)
Penguin Specials (Penguin Books)
Penguin Travel Library (Penguin Books)
Penguin University Books (Penguin Books)
Peregrine Books (Penguin Books)

Popular Penguins (Penguin Books)
Puffin Books (Penguin Books)
GBR-P3: Phaidon
Phaidon Colour Plate Series (Phaidon Press/E. P. Dutton)
Phaidon Pocket Series (Phaidon Press/Phaidon Publishers)
Wallpaper City Guides (Phaidon)
GBR-P4: William Pickering
Aldine Poets (William Pickering; then Bell & Daldy; then George Bell & Sons)
Bridgewater Treatises (William Pickering)
Diamond Classics (William Pickering)
Pickering's Christian Classics (William Pickering)
GBR-R1: Routledge Kegan Paul / George Routledge / Routledge
Ark Paperbacks (Routledge Kegan Paul)
Morley's Universal Library (George Routledge & Sons)
Profiles in Literature (Routledge Kegan Paul/Humanities Press)
The Republic of Letters (George Routledge & Sons)
Rough Guides (TBS; then RKP; then Rough Guides; then Penguin)
Routledge's Railway Library (George Routledge)
GBR-S1: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
The Bayard Series (Sampson Low & Co.)
Choice Editions of Choice Books (Sampson Low)
English Philosophers (Sampson Low)
Foreign Countries and British Colonies (Sampson Low)
The Gentle Life (Sampson Low)
Great Musicians (Sampson Low)
Illustrated Biographies of the Great Artists (Sampson Low)
Illustrated Text-Books of Art-Education (Sampson Low)
Low's Standard Library of Travel and Adventure (Sampson Low)
Monster Rupert (Sampson Low, Marston & Co.)
The Queen's Prime Ministers (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington)
The Rose Library (Sampson Low)
Rupert Little Bear Library (Sampson Low, Marston & Co.; then Woolworth's)
Standard Novels (Sampson Low)
GBR-S2: Secker & Warburg
The Cinema One Series (Secker & Warburg)
Searchlight Books (Secker & Warburg)
GBR-S3: Shire Publications
Discovering series (Shire Publications)
The Shire Albums (Shire Publications)
GBR-S4: Simms & McIntyre
The Parlour Library (Simms & McIntyre; Thomas Hodgson; etc.)
GBR-S5: Smith, Elder
Popular Library (Smith, Elder)
Illustrated Editions of Popular Works (Smith, Elder)
GBR-S6: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (S.P.C.K.)
Pioneers of Progress (S.P.C.K.)
GBR-S7: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowlege; etc.
Library of Entertaining Knowledge (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge; etc.)
Library of Useful Knowledge (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge)
GBR-S8: Souvenir Press
Human Horizons Series (Souvenir Press)
Independent Voices (Souvenir Press)
GBR-S9: Sphere
Abacus (Sphere Books)
Cardinal Books (Sphere Books/Macdonald Books)
GBR-T1: Thames & Hudson
Ancient Peoples and Places (Thames & Hudson)
Dolphin Art Books (Thames & Hudson)
The Great Civilizations (Thames & Hudson)
Library of the Early Civilizations (Thames & Hudson)
New Horizons (Thames and Hudson)
Pictorial Biography (Thames & Hudson)
Reader's Guides (Thames & Hudson)
The World of Art Library (Thames and Hudson)
GBR-T2 Trübner & Co. / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd.
The English and Foreign Philosophical Library (Trübner & Co.; then K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co.)
Trübner's Oriental Series (Trübner & Co.; then Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co.)
GBR-V1 Virago Press
Virago Modern Classics (Virago Press)
Virago Travellers (Virago Press)

GBR-W1: Ward, Lock & Co.
The Minerva Library of Famous Books (Ward, Lock & Co.)
Red Guides/Ward Lock Travel Guides (Ward, Lock & Co.)
The Select Library of Fiction (Chapman & Hall; then Ward, Lock)
GBR-W2: Frederick Warne & Co.
Chandos Classics/The Chandos Library (Frederick Warne & Co.)
Peter Rabbit series (Frederick Warne & Co.)

Observer's Books (Frederick Warne & Co.)
GBR-W3: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Lives (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Pleasures and Treasures (Weidenfeld & Nicolson; G. P. Putnam's Sons)
The Young Historian Books (Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Educational) Ltd.)
GBR-ZZZ: Other Publishers
Les Beaux Pays (Nicholas Kaye)
Billy Bunter (Charles Skilton Ltd; then Cassell; then Armada)
Blue Guides (various publishers)
The Bluffer's Guides (Wolfe Publishing; then Ravette, Oval, etc.)
Bradt Travel Guides (Bradt Travel Guides Ltd./The Globe Pequot Press Inc.)
The Chalet School Series (W. & R. Chambers)
Classic and Modern Film Scripts (Lorrimer Publishing Company)
Colburn's Modern Standard Novelists (Henry Colburn)
Corgi Books (Transworld)
Dean's Classics (Dean & Son Ltd.)
Delphin Classics (J. A. Valpy)
Folio Society publications (The Folio Society)
For Beginners series (Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative; etc.)

Hippo Books (Odhams Books; then Hamlyn Publishing Group)
Home University Library (Various publishers including O.U.P.)
In Praise Of (Frederick Muller)
The International Film Guide (A. Zwemmer/A. S. Barnes & Co.)
I-SPY (Daily Mail; News Chronicle; Michelin; etc.)
Just William (George Newnes)
Ladybird Books (Wills & Hepworth; then Ladybird Books; then Penguin)
Linguaphone (Linguaphone Institute)
Literature in Perspective (Evans Brothers)
Mammoth Books (Robinson)
Marlborough's Self-Taught (E. Marlborough)
Mermaid Series (Vizetelly & Co.; T. Fisher Unwin; C. Scribner's Sons; etc.)
Motive (Allison & Busby)
Panther Books (Hamilton; then Granada; then Collins)
Phoenix 60p Paperbacks (Phoenix)
Radical Thinkers (Verso Books)
R.P.A. Cheap Reprints (Watts & Co. for Rationalist Press Association)
St. Paul's Bibliographies (St. Paul's Bibliographies/Oak Knoll Press)
Sidgwick & Jackson Great Civilizations Series (Sidgwick & Jackson)
Star Books (Paperback Division of W. H. Allen)
The Story of Nations (T. Fisher Unwin/G. P. Putnam's Sons)
Studio Vista | Dutton Picturebacks (Studio Vista/E.P .Dutton)
Tandem Books (Universal-Tandem Publishing)
Thinker's Library (Watts & Co.)
Tiger Tim's Annual (Amalgamated Press)
The Victorian Collector Series (Barrie & Jenkins)
Writers and Critics (Oliver & Boyd)

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