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The Drawings of Mervyn Peake. Introduction by Hilary Spurling.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Davis-Poynter, 1974.:

Seller ID: 32090


1st Edition, 2nd. issue. Very Good rubbed, price clipped dust wrapper. This second issue has dull gilt on the dust wrapper printing and a flat spine. PiP A18 View more info

Writings and Drawings, by Maeve Gilmore and Shelagh Johnson.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Academy Editions, 1974.:

Seller ID: 32092


1st Edition. Previous owner’s inscription otherwise Fine in dust wrapper. PiP A19 View more info

Writings and Drawings, by Maeve Gilmore and Shelagh Johnson.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Academy Editions, 1974.:

Seller ID: 32093


1st Edition. Indentation on the front board and panel of the dust wrapper, otherwise Very Good in dust wrapper. PiP A19 View more info

Twelve Poems.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Hayes: Bran’s Head Books, 1975.:

Seller ID: 32094


1st Edition. Wrappers, Fine in translucent dust wrapper. PiP A20 View more info

Boy in Darkness. Illustrated by P.J. Lynch.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books, 1996.:

Seller ID: 32096


2nd Edition. Fine in dust wrapper. Originally published in the anthology ‘Sometime, Never’ in 1956 an earlier separate edition in 1976 used an inferior typescript for the text. This edition restores the original complete text. PiP A21b View more info

Peake’s Progress; Selected Writings and Drawings of Mervyn Peake. Edited by Maeve Gilmore with an introduction by John Watney.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Allen Lane, 1978. [but actually 1979]:

Seller ID: 32097


1st edition. Very Good in price clipped dust wrapper badly faded on the spine and top of the front panel. The fugitive pink colour of the dust wrapper usually discolours to a pale blue when exposed to light, as here. PiP A22a View more info

Peake’s Progress; Selected Writings and Drawings of Mervyn Peake. Edited by Maeve Gilmore with an introduction by John Watney.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 1981.:

Seller ID: 32098


1st American Edition. Fine in dust wrapper faded on the spine as usual. PiP A22b View more info

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Exhibition Catalogue. Mervyn Peake Restrospective. Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London 16 February - 12 April 1987.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1987.:

Seller ID: 32197


16 page catalogue with a photograph and reproductions of 13 drawings, and introduction by John Watney and a reprint of Peake’s article ‘The Voice of a Pencil.’ View more info

Image for Exhibition Catalogue. Mervyn Peake (1911 - 1968) An Exhibition from 14th June - 8th July 1994.

Exhibition Catalogue. Mervyn Peake (1911 - 1968) An Exhibition from 14th June - 8th July 1994.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chris Beetles, 1994.:

Seller ID: 32198


Large format catalogue illustrating 80 works for sale, with a price list for 93 works. View more info

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Shapes and Sounds.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 1941.:

Seller ID: 32806


1st Edition. Very Good in chipped and worn dust wrapper lacking most of the spine. Inscribed on the end paper "To you Both with much Love - Mervyn - Nov 1941 -" From the collection of H.B. [Burgess] Drake. Drake was a schoolmaster at Eltham college during peake's time there and became a friend. He was godfather to Peake's daughter Clare and peake illustrated two of his books; The Book of Lyonne [1952] and The Oxford English Course for Secondary Schools, Book One [1957]. This is one of a number of Drake's books recently acquired, a number of which are inscribed by Peake... View more info

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The Glassblowers.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950.:

Seller ID: 32815


1st Edition. Very Good in slightly creased dust wrapper. Inscribed on the end paper "For Rene & Bur from Mervyn May 1950." From the collection of H.B. [Burgess] Drake. Drake was a schoolmaster at Eltham college during peake's time there and became a friend. He was godfather to Peake's daughter Clare and peake illustrated two of his books; The Book of Lyonne [1952] and The Oxford English Course for Secondary Schools, Book One [1957]. This is one of a number of Drake's books recently acquired, a number of which are inscribed by Peake to Drake and his wife. View more info

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A COLLECTION.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £100,000.00

Publisher: 1922 - 2011.:

Seller ID: 33070


A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire what is thought to be the most extensive collection of Mervyn Peake items in the world. This collection has been formed over a period of more than 30 years and consists of over 500 individual items. Of course, all the published books are represented in 1st Edition including the Rare 1939 Edition of Captain Slaughterboard in a dust wrapper, but in addition there are a large number of variant issues, some previously unrecorded and some so far known only by a single example. There are subsequent edition, re-issues, foreign editions, paperbacks, proof c... View more info

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The Collected Works in Ten Volumes.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £1,550.00

Publisher: Queen Anne Press, 2012.:

Seller ID: 33088


10 volumes. Comprising Individual volumes in the set: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone; Mr Pye; Letters from a Lost Uncle; Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor; Poems; Labyrinth; In Umbra; The Sunday Books. Cloth Binding (limited to 125 sets numbered 1-125) by Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Typesetting and picture arrangement by Libanus Press. Cover design by Webb & Webb. Each volume is printed in at least two colours. Bound in Japanese cloth with gold blocking, the front board of each volume inset with an illustration from the text. The volumes numbered 1-10 in Chinese numerals... View more info

The Collected Works in Ten Volumes.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £7,650.00

Publisher: Queen Anne Press, 2012.:

Seller ID: 33089


10 volumes. Comprising Individual volumes in the set: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone; Mr Pye; Letters from a Lost Uncle; Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor; Poems; Labyrinth; In Umbra; The Sunday Books. Fine Binding (limited to 26 sets lettered A-Z) by Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Typesetting and picture arrangement by Li banus Press. Cover design by Webb & Webb. Each volume is printed in at least two colours. Finely-bound in goatskin with leather onlay designs featuring crystals, exotic shell and iridescent beetle wings, hand sewn head- and tail bands, top-edge gilt pages... View more info

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Portrait of Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois in a Streetcar Named Desire. Original oil painting.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £6,500.00

Publisher: c. 1951.:

Seller ID: 34664


Oil on board. c. 1951. signed. 11½ x 7¾ inches. Framed and glazed. Peake first met Lawrence Olivier in Germany in 1945 and would use this friendly meeting as an introduction in 1950 when he attempted to persuade Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh to produce and act in his play The Wit to Woo. According to Olivier, Leigh liked the play but his approaches came to nothing and they eventually gave upon it in 1952. During this period Vivien Leigh starred in Elia Kazan's film of Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire. This haunting portrayal won Leigh an Oscar for the ro... View more info

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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £1,800.00

Publisher: Country Life, 1939.:

Seller ID: 36876


1st Edition. Pictorial boards a little soiled as usual when lacking the dust wrapper but a Very Good copy with very little of the usual browning to the end papers. Supplied with a facsimile dust wrapper. View more info

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Shapes and Sounds. Original pencil drawing. Signed.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: c. 1941.:

Seller ID: 36899


A rare unused illustration for his first book of poems "Shapes and Sounds" 1941. Peake had originally suggested that the poems be accompanied by illustrations but the publishers baulked, either due to cost, or the wartime paper shortages. This is a highly finished version of the central motif used in the final dust wrapper design for the book. Pencil 11 x 10 inches, framed and glazed. View more info

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Cobo Bay, Guernsey.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £4,500.00

Publisher: 1934.:

Seller ID: 37988


Oil on canvas, unframed. Signed and dated 1934. 24 x 20 inches In 1934 whilst Peake was on Sark, he gained a reputation as a portrait artist and occasionally travelled to Guernsey to fulfil commissions. In 1934 he painted sisters, Barbara and Audrey Brown and it is from their house on Cobo Road that this landscape view was painted. It is reproduced in G. Peter Winnington Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies. Peter Owen, 2009. [revised illustrated edition] View more info

The Drawings of Mervyn Peake.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Grey Walls Press, 1949.:

Seller ID: 37993


1st Edition. 1st issue. Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt, now rather dull. Very Good in worn and browned dust wrapper. Signed by Peake on the end paper with an additional presentation inscription on the following page “Doreen with love from Mervyn Chelsea. 1951.” PiP A7a View more info

Rhymes Without Reason.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1944.:

Seller ID: 37996


1st Edition. Very Good in sllightly worn dust wrapper with large chip to top of the front panel. PiP A3a View more info