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The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World, by C.E.M. Joad.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1943.:

Seller ID: 32106


1st Edition. Very Good in browned and chipped dust wrapper. PiP B3a View more info

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All This and Bevin Too, by Quentin Crisp.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Nicholson & Watson, 1943.:

Seller ID: 32108


1st Edition. Wrappers as issued. Just a little wear at the head of the spine otherwise a Very Good copy. Notoriously fragile, the spine is very susceptible to wear. PiP B4a View more info

Of Ravana the Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka. Quest for Sita, of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati, by Maurice Collis.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £320.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1946.:

Seller ID: 32128


1st Edition. A sumptuous edition, Fine in slightly browned and a little chipped dust wrapper. Loosely inserted is the printed slip ‘This edition, printed on hand-made paper is limited to 500 copies for sale.’ PiP B9a View more info

Of Ravana the Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka. Quest for Sita, of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati, by Maurice Collis.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1946.:

Seller ID: 32129


1st Edition. A sumptuous edition, Very Good in badly torn and chipped dust wrapper. Loosely inserted is the printed slip ‘This edition, printed on hand-made paper is limited to 500 copies for sale.’ PiP B9a View more info

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Folio Society, 1948.:

Seller ID: 32134


1st Edition, variant issue. Yellow dust wrapper printed in black. End papers a little browned, Very Good in slightly rubbed dust wrapper. Rear cover a little damp marked, Good in stained and badly chipped dust wrapper. Only the second copy I have seen of this variant design, the rear panel of which is unprinted. I have been unable to assign priority with confidence. PiP B11a View more info

The Wonderful Life and Adventures of Tom Thumb Parts One and Two, by Paul Britten Austin.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £295.00

Publisher: Stockholm: Radiojänst, 1954 & 1955.:

Seller ID: 32140


2 volumes. Small paperbacks. Fine in wrappers as issued. Issued to accompany an English language course in Sweden, there was no other edition published. PiP B17a View more info

The Pot of Gold and Two Other Tales by Aaron Judah.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1959.:

Seller ID: 32147


1st Edition. Near Fine in dust wrapper. The uncommon first issue with the price 9/6 on the dust wrapper. Later issues have the dust wrapper price clipped and overprinted with a price of 60p. Winnington reckons the 60p issue is a later binding, but more likely rediscovered copies with the dust wrapper altered. PiP B21a View more info

Droll Stories Collected in the Monasteries of Touraine and Given to the Light by Honoré de Balzac. Translated into Modern Engllish by Alec Brown.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Folio Society, 1961.:

Seller ID: 32148


1st Edition. Brown canvas, Very Good in slip case split along one edge. PiP B22a View more info

Mervyn Peake/Oscar Wilde; Extracts from the Poems of Oscar Wilde

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Gordon Spilstead, 1980.:

Seller ID: 32149


Printed on Glastonbury Antique Laid paper and bound in Tussah silk with a slipcase illustrated by Maeve Gilmore. Fine in very slightly rubbed slipcase. One of 200 copies signed by Maeve Gilmore PiP B23a View more info

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

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Paris: DeNoël, 2010.:

Seller ID: 32152


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 ... View more info

The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossmith.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Pan Books, 1946.:

Seller ID: 32158


1st Pan Edition. Original cloth, Very Good. One of the first Pan books, (and one of only a handful issued in hardback), using Mervyn Peake’s drawing of Pan on the title page before it became more stylised in 1947. View more info

The Glory of the Sons; a History of Eltham College School for the Sons of Missionaries, edited by Charles Witting.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Eltham College, 1952.:

Seller ID: 32163


1st Edition. Near Fine in slightly rubbed dust wrapper. Mervyn Peake contributed five small drawings. Of course, he also attended the college from 1923 - 1929, forming his closest friendship there with Gordon “Goatie” Smith. View more info

The Glory of the Sons; a History of Eltham College School for the Sons of Missionaries, edited by Charles Witting.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Eltham College, 1952.:

Seller ID: 32164


1st Edition. Near Fine in slightly rubbed dust wrapper with a short tear on the joint of the rear panel and flap. Mervyn Peake contributed five small drawings. Of course, he also attended the college from 1923 - 1929, forming his closest friendship there with Gordon “Goatie” Smith. View more info

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Beer is Best, by John Watney.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Peter Owen, 1974.:

Seller ID: 32170


1st Edition. Very Good/Fine in very slightly rubbed dust wrapper. Reproduces two small illustrations by Mervyn Peake commissioned by the Brewers' Society. View more info

Gold Old, Bad Old Days; the Sussex of Lawrence Graburn, edited by Chris Hare.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Southern Heritage Books, 2001.:

Seller ID: 32171


Paperback. 1st Edition. Fine. Three drawings of country characters first published in local newspapers. View more info

Lilliput.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £15.00

Publisher: May, 1944.:

Seller ID: 32172


2 small illustrations to The Swords of Japan by David Ellbey. View more info

Alphabet and Image: 1.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Spring, 1946.:

Seller ID: 32176


Comb binding. Article “The Book Illustrations of Mervyn Peake” by Frances Sarzano accompanied by 25 illustrations from Grimms’ Household Tales, The Hunting of the Snark, Quest for Sita, Ride a Cock Horse [2 in colour], Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Alice [from the Swedish Edition, “This edition will not be published in England for at least two years”, in fact a further 8 years] and two full page illustrations “From a projected edition of Bleak House” [not published until 1983]. View more info

Ballet. Vol. 2. No. 1.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £15.00

Publisher: June 1946.:

Seller ID: 32178


Spine worn from removal of old tape. Frontispiece drawing. View more info

The Studio.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £15.00

Publisher: September 1946.:

Seller ID: 32179


Article on Peake by Derick Sayer, accompanied by 5 illustraions and a photograph of the artist. One of the Glassblowers paintings, bought by the War Artists’ Committee is reproduced View more info

The London Mystery Magazine.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £30.00

Publisher: [June, 1949]:

Seller ID: 32182


2 illustrations to accompany Burgess Drake’s ghost story ‘Yak Mool San.’ View more info