The Sunday Books (Les Livres de Dimanche), text by Michael Moorcock.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

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1st Edition. Original decorated cloth. Fine. “This delightfully odd book calls for some explanation. While the Peake family were living on Sark in the late 1940s, each of MP’s two sons had a notebook in which MP drew or painted a picture every Sunday. Sometimes he did a painting on a separate sheet and pasted it into place. There was not necessarily any connection between the pictures from one week to the next. Generally they were simply what the boys asked for – an aeroplane, a car, or a train, for instance. Being the sons of MP, they often requested pirates. What Michael Moorcock has done is to write stories around a character called Captain Crackers (from a pirate so named in one of MP’s pictures). So this is a collection of Peake pictures interlinked by Moorcock. The images are not in the original order nor are they always reproduced as originally drawn or painted; sometimes the designer selected to show parts of them separately. The overall design, however, is most successful. Having found a Parisian publisher before a British one, the book has appeared first in French translation (by Lili Sztajn).” G. Peter Winnington, Peake in Print. The English Edition is due to be published in July 2011. PiP B25a

Title: The Sunday Books (Les Livres de Dimanche), text by Michael Moorcock.

Author Name: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Categories: Mervyn Peake::,

Publisher: Paris: DeNoël, 2010.:

Seller ID: 32152