Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book
Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book
Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book
Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book
Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book

Rhymes Without Reason​​​​​​​ - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book

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1940s vintage hardback - nonsense poems with illustrations, by the "Gormenghast" author - FREE UK P&P
£37.50

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Rhymes Without Reason - Mervyn Peake (1st edition, 1944) - illustrated poetry book
 
Mervyn Peake, "Rhymes Without Reason" (London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944, first edition). Vintage illustrated hardback poetry book (cream / pale straw cloth boards with blue-green title to front and spine), 40pp, measuring approximately 17.8 x 23.4 x 0.6cm (7 x 9.2 x 0.25in). A collection of sixteen nonsense poems by the author and illustrator best known for his "Gormenghast" books, each accompanied by a delightful full-page picture in colour.
 
No dustjacket; the cover is very much marked and discoloured with age wear including some wear and bumping to corners and slight bumping to edges, one or two minor indentations and some surface creases; the inside covers and endpapers are discoloured with some marks (including an old pre-decimal price in pencil to the front endpaper), creasing and edge / corner wear, and there is slight splitting between the text block and the top inside cover; there is considerable reading wear to the pages with slight discoloration, some marks (including coloured marking to some page edges corresponding to the colour of the illustration on the opposite page) and a few slight corner creases.
 
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Brand Eyre & Spottiswoode
Code 4/177
Condition Used