All the books in this series all have 16 pages within coloured card covers; they
are a uniform size of approximately 5" by 3.5" (13 by 9.5 cm)
The series covers a wide range of poets with the Pocket Books, a collection of idiosyncratic
and eccentric Pocket Dictionaries and the Pocket Illustrators include sets of fine
Unique, humorous, stimulating and intriguing. A blend of hard fact and spurious findings
create something ideal "for reading in cold bedrooms, and / or in the bath". As well
as the dictionaries of English Cricketers and Kings, the collection includes:
Pocket Illustrators - The Wood-Engravers series retail @ £2.50
The more recent titles are produced in A6 size, & the others are approximately 5"
A wide ranging collection which spans some of the best wood engravers, from established
craftsmen like Thomas Bewick to artists working today such as Sarah van Niekerk.
The current artists in print include:
THE POCKET BOOKS
The poetries and histories within this collection cover everything from the literally sublime - Austen and Shakespeare - to the literary ridiculous of Lewis Carroll. The poems are a personal selection chosen by JLCarr; some authors, such as Bacon, Johnson and Wellington were selected for their reflections rather than for verse. Nightingale, Ruskin & Sterne include an element of biography.
Austen Bacon Barnes Blake Burns Carr Carroll Chaucer (re-printing) Chesterton Christmas Book Clare Cobbett Cowley (out of print)
Cowper Crabbe Donne Dr. Johnson Edward Thomas Gray Hardy Herbert Herrick Keats Laurence Sterne Macaulay Marvell
Nightingale (Florence) Owen/Brooke Parsons Ruskin Scott Shakespeare Sydney Smith Tennyson The Reciter The Rossettis Wellington Wordsworth