When Picador launched in 1972, it was with the aim of publishing the best national and international fiction in paperback. In 1978, our first paperback original, Michael Herr's Dispatches, hit the shelves. Here's that first list, complete with doodles.

This is the Pan stocklist which was sent out to booksellers in 1972. You can just about see the first eight Picador titles halfway down on the right.