Journeys and Adventures

John Murray Ltd. (London, UK)
Series dates: 1940
Size: 4.5″ x 6.5″
Revised 5/16/2023

The Journeys and Adventures series published by John Murray consisted of four diminutive titles, all published in 1940 by John Murray Ltd.

Lucius Apuleius’ The Golden Ass (as retold by W.H.D. Rouse) was published, as were all four titles in the series, in 1940.

Jackets are illustrated and unique to each title. The spine contains the book title, editor, and “J.M.” for publisher John Murray. The front of the jacket includes the title and author and an illustration, followed by the editor and a brief description of the author. Illustrations are by Kupfer-Sachs. A price of 2s. net is on the front jacket flap.

The back of the jacket lists three additional titles in the series.

The four titles in the series:

The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius, including the tale of Cupid and Psychê,
bt Apuleius as retold by W.H.D. Rouse.

Adventures of the Argonauts, retold by W.H.D. Rouse.

The Fighting Tramp and Other True Tales of the Sea, by Arthur Durham Divine.

Man on the Matterhorn, edited by M. Dodderidge based on Edward Whymper’s Scrambles Amongst the Alps.

The book is bound in blue cloth with yellow illustrations.

Blank endpapers.

The half-title page includes the series name and general editor (J.N. Britton).

The three other titles in the series face the title page.

First Edition 1940. “Printed in Great Britain by Wyman & Sons Ltd., Fakenham and Reading.”