New Naturalist

Publisher: Collins

The origins of the New Naturalists go back to the second world war, when a simple plan was devised to publish a series of hardback books to provide practical guidance for nature-lovers in their quest to discover Britain's wildlife.
The cover design template was conceived by the husband-and-wife design team of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. It is hard to pic up these books and not admire artist Robert Gillmor's superb dust-jacket design.
Today, the New Naturalists are still highly collectable - a full set of first editions, if it ever came onto the market, might reach £20,000 at auction.

1 comment:

newnatbooks said...

There are 106 NNs now. They hark back to an era of enthusiastic British amateur fieldwork. You can find out how to trace New Naturalist books and track recent prices at auction at http://newnatbooks.doodlekit.com/home It's still possible to find the odd volume at a reasonable price, but it takes more searching than it used to.