Peake, Mervyn

Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone (The Gormenghast Trilogy)

Published: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode

Date: 1946 - 1959

Three volumes, set. First editions, first impressions. 1946, 1950 & 1959. Original red cloth, gilt. D/ws and illustrations by the author. Titus Groan: Neat ink presentation, dated Easter 1946, on fly. D/w worn at head of spine with tanning to spine and parts of front and back panels. Price given on front flap as ‘15s Net’ and no reviews. Gormenghast: Boards slightly warped and patchily faded to upper board. Foyles sticker on front paste down. Some offsetting and light foxing to endpapers. D/w tanned on spine and back panel. Price sticker on front flap, ‘18/- NET’. Titus Alone: Boards slightly warped and dampstained on both leading edges. Foyles sticker on front paste down. D/w faded on spine with faint dampstaining to back panel. Very good + in very good + dust-wrappers.

A set of first editions in the first state dust-wrappers that presents well despite the above-mentioned faults.


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