Legenda (General Series)
Legenda book series
The original Legenda series, with its distinctive blue cover, continues to present titles across a wide range of cultural topics.
Proposals. For details of how to propose Legenda books, see this link.
Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.
History. When the Legenda imprint began in 1995, this was initially its only series, and for several years it carried a wide range of mainstream Humanities titles. The series is sometimes called Blue Legenda, after its distinctive colour. (This ink was originally mixed by our first printers, who gave it the name Baudelaire Blue, though in 2005 this was replaced by Pantone Dark Blue 281, which looks almost identical but was easier to calibrate.) As more specialised Legenda series were opened, so the original blue series was scaled back, but it remains vibrant as a venue for titles which range across the field, or which mark significant events, or which lie in language areas not covered by other series. The past chairs of the Editorial Board were Malcolm Bowie, Martin McLaughlin, and Ritchie Robertson.