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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1819207
Published by Chatto & Windus. Circa 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow boards, black & white illustrations. ISBN: 0701106050. Fourth impression. Boards a little bowed. Light browning to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned.

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HOUSEHOLD TALES
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2131660
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1946. Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Yellow cloth. Colour title-page - double spread. Numerous b/w illustrations. Browning to top and tail of spine. Bumping to corners. Grubby marks to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. Wrapper is faded to a couple of edges; torn with some loss; scuffed.

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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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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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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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THE WONDERFUL LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB
Written by Paul Britten Austin. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1313168
Published by Radiotjanst. 1st 1954. 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. Covers very slightly edge rubbed and grubby, spines lightly browned. Small partially erased pencil mark to front cover of volume 2. Illustration on page 15 of 2nd volume has been very neatly coloured in with crayons. A nice set. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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QUEST FOR SITA
Written by Maurice Collis. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1312662
Published by John Day. 1st USA 1947. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and red vignette to front cover. 162 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped, slight rubbing to cover edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with slight loss to top and base of spine and a large section of loss to lower corner of front panel.

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PRAYERS AND GRACES
Written by Allan M. Laing. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2113125
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1944. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A little book of extraordinary piety. 30 full page b/w illustrations. 63pp. Blue cloth covers, gilt vignette to front. Some browning to cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some grubby margin marks. Wrapper is faded to spine, with edge-tears and chips; minimal loss.

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THE BOOK OF LYONNE
Written by Burgess Drake. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2112023
Published by The Falcon Press. 1st 1952. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Blue covers, black title to spine. Two-colour and b/w plates and b/w text illustrations. 260 pages. Lyonne and his magic zip-fastened stomach rip the nursery of its monsters! Some browning/foxing along cover edges and outer page edges. Wrapper has couple of inch piece of loss to top of spine, carrying onto back panel; wrapper is also creased and foxed, with some grubby marks.

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PRAYERS AND GRACES
Written by Allan M. Laing. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 1501537
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1944. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A little book of extraordinary piety. 30 full page b/w illustrations. 63pp. Blue cloth covers, gilt vignette to front. Spine and corners a little worn. Spine slightly darkened. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Some browning/foxing alongside spine in places otherwise contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge chipped, spine is faded as are edges of panels alongside spine.

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