Allen Lane, A Personal Portrait
This book was published in 1973, soon after Allen Lane (1902-1970) died. It is written by his close friend W. E. Williams. It is a personal portrait including Williams’ recollections of his friendship with Lane. It includes the landmarks and milestones of Allen Lane’s extraordinary career, with, of course, an account of how the pioneering Penguin Books publishing empire was founded and developed.
This is a hardback published by The Bodley Head in London. It has a dust-wrapper in the style of the Penguin Books covers. The inside pages are clean and bright.