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THE WONDERFUL LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB
Written by Paul Britten Austin. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2126690
Published by Radiotjanst. 1st 1954. Almost very good condition.

2 volumes. Summer course in English for Swedish radio. Small format. Cream cardwraps. B/w text illustrations. Includes a mounted miniature book in 2nd volume. Volume 1 has damp mark and some browning to spine. Creasing to cover edges and corners. Each volume has some marks to outer page edges. Volume 2 is MISSING the miniature book (only glue line can now be seen). Also has inscription in ink to beginning of book.

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HOUSEHOLD TALES
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1816360
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1946. Almost very good condition.

Yellow cloth. Colour title-page - double spread. Numerous b/w illustrations. Yellow cloth boards are foxed especially rear board, spine lightly browned. Top edge of text block foxed. Contents clean.

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson; John Hampden. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2126014
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1948. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The 12th Folio Society title. Introduction by Hampden. Black and cream cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Two tone illustrations throughout. 148 pages. Small splash/water stain to front cover. Browning to top and tail of spine. A few marks to covers. Name in ink to front endpaper. Some page browning. Odd margin mark/foxspot. Wrapper is edge-torn with loss to top of spine and a few pieces of loss along edges of rear panel. Wrapper is creased also with grubby marks. Contained in a nearly fine slip-case.

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CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR
Written by Mervyn Peake. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2125555
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st thus 1945. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A pirate story designed for boys and girls who like their pirates bold, bad and realistic! Wonderful grotesque drawings which are likely to frighten timid parents and delight normal children - and the story is fun too. The original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action. The artist has coloured the plates for this edition. Cream cloth, green titles. Each page printed in a different colour. Quite irresistable! Cr 4to. Unpaginated. Bumping and browning to top and tail of spine and corners. Some grubby margin marks and foxspots. Wrapper is edge-torn, creased and grubby, with loss to top and tail of spine and along edges.

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TREASURE ISLAND
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2124395
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st thus 1949. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, silver title to spine, in black box. B/w drawings throughout. Some light spotting to cover edges. Finger marks to endpapers. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is torn and edge-chipped with some loss, mostly to edges and top of spine.

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MORE PRAYERS AND GRACES
Written by Allan M. Laing. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1814724
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1957. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Second Little Book of Unusual Piety. Blue boards, gilt title to spine; vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. Slight browning to top & tail of spine. Price-cut yellow pictorial dustwrapper is slight faded to spine, edge-worn and grubby, small piece of loss to rear panel.

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THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Written by Johann Rudolph Wyss. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1507598
Published by The Heirloom Library. 1957. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Light orange decorated cloth. Illustrated white endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. Part of the Heirloom Library. 255 pages. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Marks to covers. Small bump to top edge of front cover. Spine browned. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown. A little foxing/browning. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped. Front flap is almost detached. Some loss, mainly from top edge. Spine lightly browned, browning and foxing to verso.

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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1316293
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st thus 1978. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 66 b/w illustrations which are both timeless and yet belong totally to the 20th century. ISBN: 0416552803. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. There is a binding error(?) to rear cover causing a faint vertical line alongside rear edge of spine. Names in ink to front endpaper. Dustwrapper has a small nick to top of spine and is slightly faded at edges.

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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2122288
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1964. Almost very good condition.

Yellow boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. An Agony In Eight Fits. Foxing and other marks to covers. Foxing also to endpapers and outer page edges.

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THE CRAFT OF THE LEAD PENCIL
Written by Mervyn Peake. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1607257
Published by Allan Wingate. 1st 1946. Almost very good condition.

Green boards with white title and b/w illustration to front. 19 pages. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners worn with minor splitting at top & tail of spine. Name in ink to front pastedown. Scattered foxing.

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QUEST FOR SITA
Written by Maurice Collis. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1504625
Published by Faber & Faber Limited. 1st 1946. Very good condition.

Title Page reads: Of Ravana The Dark Angel and his paradise at Lanka Quest for Sita of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati. Large format 11.5 x 8.5". Black cloth covers with gilt title in red block to spine and red vignette to front cover. Limited edition printed on English hand-made paper, limited to 500 copies for sale. 31 b/w illustrations. 162 pages. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers slightly grubby with faint white spots to outside edges (damp?). Browning to page edges. A very odd margin mark otherwise contents clean.

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TREASURE ISLAND
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1314628
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w drawings throughout. 244 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Top of spine is partially faded. Heavy foxing to textblock. Front free-endpaper is slightly grubby. Dustwrapper has quite a bit of loss at edges and is a bit grubby to rear panel.

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