Along with Penguin, the other main mid 20th century paperback publisher in the UK ( and by extension, Ireland) was Pan , the main paperback imprint of Macmillan publishing.
Their covers tended to be more pulp than Penguin, and they also tended toward broader reading - from highly literary to biography, war fiction and crime. Like Penguin, early pre isbn editions had a numbered code on teh spine of each, and te figure of Pan playing papes.
This lot includes the following -
(1) Fortune is my enemy - Richard Pape - 1957, A WW2 spy novel set in Germany . Although not a library book, there is a date stamp on the front title page. Light edgewear. Pan G310
(2) I leap over the wall - Monica baldin - 4th printing, 1960, originlaly 1949. The true life story of a woman who spent 28 years in a convent, and ten renounced her vows. Pan X21
(3) Policeman's Dread - John Creasey - originally 1962, this edition 1965 - starring Creasey's recurring detective, Roger West, ,a tale of murder and police corruption.
In very good condition, light page tanning, spine uncreased, no inscriptions. Pan X391
(4) The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk Pan C series, ( 0330200674) In very good condition for age, 2nd printing 1969, first published 1951. The classic novel of war at sea, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and filmed memorably.
(5) The Privileged Nightmare - Romilly & Alexander, - the (true) story of the imprisonment of british officers in Colditz GP46, 1956, originally 1954, small ownership name and stamp to endpapers.
(6) The Big Story - Morris West - Pan g226, with edgewear, 1963 ed, set in Italy, a thriller, story of a journalist exposing corruption