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    Landmark Fantasy Series

    Mervyn Peake. [Gormenghast Sequence]: Titus Groan; Gormenghast; [and:] Titus Alone. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946-1959. First editions. Three octavo volumes. 223, [224: blank] pages, illustrated frontispiece inserted; [454] pages; 438, [439-440: blank] pages. Publisher's uniform red cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, in original dust jackets. Titus Groan is fine copy in fine dust jacket with small, faint damp stain at tail of spine panel. Second of the three known jackets prepared for this book, this one with extracts from six book reviews printed on front flap, no printed price below flap copy, and small label with price "18/-/NET" affixed below last line of copy. This jacket is similar to the third state jacket, but does not have "Second / Impression" printed at left, below last line of copy or "15s/Net" printed at right, below last line of copy with small label with price "18/-/NET" pasted over printed price. Gormenghast is a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light wear at head of spine panel and three corner tips and clipped price; Titus Alone is fine copy in fine dust jacket with 30 mm closed tear at top front spine fold. Overall, a nice set.

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    The three published books of the "Gormenghast" sequence. Comprises Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959). 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, 10, and 23. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 867-869. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1947-53. Reginald 11248, 11244 and 11246.



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