STEVENSON, Robert Louis (author). Mervyn PEAKE (illustrator). Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. London; The Folio Society. 1948.
8vo. Publisher's two tone black and pale citron cloth with gilt vignette of Hyde to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt , in pictorial dustwrapper repeating the same design by Peake; pp. [viii], 9-148; with frontispiece on a mustard yellow ground, coloured title, and 11 additional plates by Peake printed in black and mustard alongside initials and chapter-headings in the same shade; externally near fine with the usual slight dulling to spine gilt; internally fresh, and uninscribed, with the unavoidable vertical strip of offset-toning to free endpaper; protected by an unclipped dustwrapper (12s 6d) with an unobtrusive dark mark to black on upper panel (2.5cm), light overall dusting, tiny nicking to spine ends, and a few very short closed edge tears (longest 3cm to upper flap fold) now carefully repaired to reverse.
First edition by Peake, whose Gothic predelictions suit the darkness of this novella. With a 14-page introduction by John Hampden.