PEAKE, Mervyn. Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone. London; Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1946-59.
8vo.; 3 volumes; each bound in original dark red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt to spines, preserved in pictorial dustwrappers by Peake; pp. [v], 6-438; [viii], 9-453 + [i]; [vi], 7-222 + [i]; with vignettes to titles but otherwise unillustrated; near fine, sharp, copies with vestiges of expert bleaching of a previous small ink inscription and small and minor evidence of bookplate removal to front free endpaper of volumes I and III and an insignificant small name in ink to front free endpaper of volume II, otherwise internally fine bar the usual avoidable uniform toning to stock; protected by bright, attractive, and striking, dustwrappers, volumes I and II unclipped (with neat old bookseller's label covering price of volume I; volume II priced 15s.), volume III price-clipped; jackets with some uniform darkening to spines, toning to lower advertisement panel of Gormenghast with triangular thumbnail loss to head (13mm x 11mm), and some nicking to top edge of the same.
First editions, first printings. Titus Groan in dustwrapper marked "Second Impression" to front flap,, as usual; the other two in first impression jackets.