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Eyre & Spottiswoode, [London] 1946 - Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-7 [8] 9-438 [439-440: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. Peake's first novel and the first book of the "Gormenghast" sequence. Commenting on the entire series: ".constitutes one of the masterpieces of fantasy, a breathtakingly vivid and incomparably stylish tour de force of the imagination." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 5-242. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-285. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 64. Manlove, Modern Fantasy, pp. 207-57. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 1. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 867. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1947-53. Reginald 11248. Neat previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down, mild foxing to free endpapers, foxing to page edges, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with overall mild age darkening and a small chip to the head to the spine panel affecting the top edge of the first two letters in the title. Several scratches to left rear panel. Uncommon in the first issue dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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