I have had a sheet of this wrapping paper on the wall of my work cube for some months now and something occurred to me recently.
The titles and authors on the spines of these early Penguins run vertically up the spine rather than down the spine. I have a whole library of books, and with the exception of one Russian/English copy of Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis that I found in Prague, none of them have the titles going up rather than down.
Were all the early Penguins like this? When did they change? Who can enlighten me?
(Sorry for the poor image quality.)