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    Mervyn Peake. Gormenghast. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950.

    First edition. Octavo. 454 pages.

    Publisher's red cloth with gilt spine titles. In original pictorial dust jacket. Light wear and brown soiling to the bottom edge, foxing at the endpapers and textblock edges, and minor toning to the internal text. Dust jacket somewhat toned, with minimal staining and scattered mild foxing, most noticeable to the flaps. Overall, a very good copy.

    Gormenghast won the 1950 Royal Society of Literature award and the 1951 Heinemann Award for Literature along with Peake's collection of poetry, The Glassblowers.

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