Title: The story of Newspapers
Author: W.D. Siddle
Illustrator: R. Embleton
Year: 1969 (First Edition)
Publisher: Wills & Hepworth Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "The daily newspaper is so much a part of our lives that we seldom stop to consider how many people and how much co-operation and technical skill are necessary to bring us the latest news promptly This book tells of these, and also something of the history of newspapers — the hand-written bulletins used in the days of the Romans, the news-sheets and early newspapers which followed, the struggle to establish them despite the crippling tax, and then the birth and growth of our present national newspapers."
In true Ladybird fashion, there are exquisite full-page colour illustrations on each facing page. Railway enthusiasts will particularly appreciate the painting of a Deltic hauling a newspaper train on a winter's night. Unusually, each illustration contains a caption in bold-type on the opposite page.
Matt pictorial boards. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine is slightly skewed and a little more bumped and rubbed. Previous owner's (sur)name inscribed in blue ballpoint on front pastedown. Two or three negligible dots of foxing on the rep, otherwise the book is in immaculate internal condition: pages are crisp, bright, and free from all defect. Super-tight binding.
Genuine first edition: The story of Newspapers is the last title listed. Original price of 2′6 NET printed on rear board.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.