Sunday 19 May 2013

Wm Collins and the Second World War

One of the fascinating book collecting avenues is paperback editions that were published exclusively for the armed forces in the second world war.

British publishers including the Scottish-British publisher Wm Collins & Sons with their White Circle Pocket Library series brought out services editions. The Canadian subsidiary did not but did ask that books make their way to the forces. Here are some examples.

White Circle Services Edition -1945

White Circle Services Edition back

White Circle 58 - 1943

White Circle 58 back

The British Publishers Guild S227 - 1946

The British Publishers Guild S227 back