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Image for Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £525.00

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949.:

Seller ID: 32819


1st Edition, 1st issue. Very Good in torn and chipped dust wrapper. Inscribed on the end paper [a little blotched due to the poor quality paper] "For Rene and Bur with love from Mervyn Oct 1949." 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 ... View more info

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The Hunting of the Snark, by Lewis Carroll

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus 1948.:

Seller ID: 36275


Reprint. Illustrated boards, a little worn at the spine as often found. PRESENTATION COPY WITH AN EXTRA ILLUSTRATION BY PEAKE. Inscribed on the end paper "with best wishes from Mervyn, Sark. 1948" With a fine pen and ink drawing of The Bellman from the book on the end paper. Extra illustrated books by Peake are scarce and this is a fine example of an appropriate drawing and one of his best known images. A Zodiac Book View more info

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Portfolio of Prints.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Marlborough: Libanus Press, 2003.:

Seller ID: 37373


Folio. 8 colour washed illustrations, with separate title page. Printed on 170gsm Zerkall mould-made paper, portfolio of the prints, bound in red cloth by the Fine Bindery, Wellingborough. This Edition Limited to 60 numbered copies. View more info

Image for All This and Bevin Too, by Quentin Crisp.

All This and Bevin Too, by Quentin Crisp.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Nicholson & Watson, 1943.:

Seller ID: 38200


1st Edition. Wrappers as issued. Rear cover loose. Notoriously fragile, the spine is very susceptible to wear. PiP B4a View more info

Image for All This and Bevin Too, by Quentin Crisp.

All This and Bevin Too, by Quentin Crisp.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Nicholson & Watson, 1943.:

Seller ID: 38201


1st Edition. Wrappers as issued. Rear cover missing. PiP B4a View more info

Image for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £280.00

Publisher: Zodiac Books, 1949.:

Seller ID: 38501


Reprint. Original boards. Inscribed by the artist on the front end paper “Aubrey Ensor With best wishes from Mervyn Peake.” Aubrey Ensor was a teacher and playwright, an influence on Evelyn Waugh. View more info

Image for A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Laurence Sterne.

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Laurence Sterne.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Pan Books, 1946.:

Seller ID: 38579


1st Pan Edition. Paperback edition, Very Good. The earliest Pan paperbacks used Mervyn Peake’s design on the title page, and in slightly larger form, on the front cover. By 1947 it had become unrecognisable as a Peake design. View more info

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

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: £50.00

Publisher: Eltham College, 1952.:

Seller ID: 38581


1st Edition. Very Good in unevenly faded 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 Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn illustrates

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Marlborough: Libanus Press, 2003.:

Seller ID: 39502


Folio. pp. [40]; 8 colour washed illustrations. Set in Romulus type, printed on 170gsm Zerkall mould-made paper, shoulder notes printed in red. Special Edition consisting of the book with note on the final working of the drawings by Peake in a rear pocket, together with a portfolio of the prints, both bound in red cloth, contained in a cloth bound solander box, binding by the Fine Bindery, Wellingborough. The Special Edition Limited to 50 numbered copies. PiP B5j View more info

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The Wit to Woo by Mervyn Peake.

By: PEAKE, Mervyn THEATRE PROGRAMME

Price: £65.00

Publisher: The Theatre Arts Club, [1957]:

Seller ID: 38206


Original wrappers. Peake’s only play to be performed on the stage in his lifetime. The programme reproduces one of his drawings on the front cover. View more info

Mervyn Peake; a Personal Memoir.,

By: SMITH, Gordon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Gollancz, 1984.:

Seller ID: 32202


Very Good in dust wrapper. With many illustrations from Gordon Smith’s collection, subsequently dispersed. Gordon “Goatie” Smith was Peake’s longest and closest friend throughout his life. View more info

Mervyn Peake.

By: WATNEY, John

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, 1976.:

Seller ID: 32201


1st Edition. Very Good in dust wrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. View more info

Who Goes Home, by Maurice Edelman.

By: [PEAKE, Mervyn]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Allan Wingate and the Book Society, 1953.:

Seller ID: 32161


Very Good in price clipped and slightly chipped dust wrapper. Mervyn Peake designed the dust wrapper. View more info

A World Away; a Memoir of Mervyn Peake, by Maeve Gilmore.

By: [PEAKE, Mervyn]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mandarin, 1992.:

Seller ID: 32169


Paperback Edition with a preface by Michael Moorcock dated 1983. The previous paperback edition omitted the drawings, they are re-instated here. View more info

Mervyn Peake; My Eyes Mint Gold, a Life.

By: [PEAKE, Mervyn] YORKE, Malcolm

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Murray, 2000.:

Seller ID: 15585


8vo. pp. 368; illustrations. New in dust wrapper. The latest and most comprehensive biography. 2011 is the Centenary of Mervyn Peake’s birth. I will be issuing a major catalogue of c. 200 fine and interesting items including 1st. Editions, books, periodicals, programmes, catalogues, original illustrations, etc. To receive your copy please email me. Mervyn Peake biography literature View more info