Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

Peake (Mervyn)

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

Story and Drawings.

Description: FIRST EDITION, illustrated throughout by Mervyn Peake, some very light spotting and handling, title-page and final text-page browned, pp. [48], 4to, original quarter green cloth with Peake-illustrated boards, the upper board colour-printed, vertical crease to boards, some small pen-marks to lower board (not affecting image), darkened to borders with light handling and a few marks including some discreet pencil-colouring, light wear and rubbing at extremities, pencil ownership inscription to flyleaf erased, good

Publication Details: [Country Life,] [1939]

Notes: Rare. Most of the stock of the first printing, held in the publisher's warehouse, was destroyed in the blitz. Very few copies had been sold prior to the bombing. [With:] Peake (Mervyn) Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1945, FIRST COLOUR EDITION, each page with a line-drawing by Peake, almost all colourprinted,pp. [48], 4to, original cream cloth, upper board lettered in green, dustjacket designed by Peake, a little fraying, very good

Bibliography: (Peake in Print A1a [&b])

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Price: £2,250

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: [1939]

Stock Number: 66535

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