The Story of Newspapers, 1969, Series 601


The Story of Newspapers was first published in 1969 in the long-running Achievements series, 601.  It was written by W D Siddle and illustrated by Ron Embleton.  It reflects perhaps the golden age of newsprint – just before all the upheaval of new printing processes and the huge shifts in working practice and news consumption that the subsequent decades have brought.  This is the only complete Ladybird that Ron Embleton illustrated for Ladybird, although he contributed to another two.  When you adjust to Embleton’s distinctive style, the illustrations here are stunning.

This copy:

Matt boards in good condition.  The spine is quite worn and cracked and there’s a bit more than average edge wear.  There’s a school stamp on the front and back endpapers but the reading pages are in very good condition.  With a tally number of 230, I believe this to be a first edition.

1 in stock


Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg