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Bibliophiles beware — a light-hearted look at book collecting

Darren J Kester
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): 730. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11340
Published online: 12 December 2011

First published in 1935, the original Penguin books are instantly recognisable, with three horizontal bands on the cover, and a colour scheme according to genre. They originally sold for sixpence. First editions remain highly collectible. Here, I describe Penguinius collectionavidus infection, following a firsthand encounter with this fiction affliction.

  • Darren J Kester

  • Perth, WA.

Correspondence: darren.kester@hotmail.com

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