PEAKE, Mervyn (author and illustrator). Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1945.
Royal 8vo. Original cream cloth lettered in green, preserved in original pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ; with spirited line drawings to every page on variously coloured grounds; a very good, clean copy bar the unobtrusive vestiges of a removed bookplate to upper pastedown, internally fine, protected by an unusually good dustwrapper with a square excision of the printed price from upper flap and some overall light soiling and rubbing.
Second edition (revised) as usual and the first printed on coloured papers throughout. The first edition of this book was purportedly almost entirely destroyed in a bombing raid on the publisher's warehouse during World War II. Certainly vanishingly few examples of the first edition survive.