Thursday, May 24, 2007

Captain Slaughterboard

Bloomsbury Publishing plc have just sold a copy of the very rare 1st edition of Mervyn Peake's Captain Slaughterboard which was first published in 1939. The remarkable figure of £1600 was achieved for this copy from the first edition most of which went up in flames in a fire at the warehouse where they were being stored.
Remarkably this book now in print again. Walker Books have added colour and produced a beautiful new edition.


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