Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson, illustrated Mervyn Peake First Edition
Published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1949.
8vo.First edition thus with illustrations by Mervyn Peake. Bound in deep blue linen-effect boards, spine lettered & ruled plainly in gilt pp.[x] 246pp, map. Title-page drawings & 40 illustrations in text (6 sectional, 23 full-page, 11 tailpieces) + vignette on final page illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Slight wear at foot of spine. In a very good clean unmarked unclipped pictorial dust wrapper which has a small piece missing at head of spine and some small marginal tears and crease at edges. Inside the Ex libris plate of C.H.L.Bledisloe on first blank endpaper. Quintessential Peake, illustrating his best-loved book. He coaxed his sons to pose as Jim Hawkins and his wife as Blind Pew. The landscape of Sark was conveniently at hand for background details. Bookplate of Christopher Bathurst, 3rd Viscount Bledisloe (1934-2009), Barrister and politician. The bookplate is designed by his son Rupert Bathhurst.
A very good if not better copy.
Size 320 x210mm (8.75 x 5.5 inches)
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode,
Condition: Very Good +
Illustrator: Mervyn Peake
Book ID: 60002170