Quest for Sita by Maurice Collis, 1946 - Limited Edition with Mervyn Peake Bookplate
Of Ravana the Dark Angel and his Paradise at Lanka - Quest for Sita - Of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati
'This edition, printed on English hand-made paper, is limited to 500 copies for sale'. Half red morocco binding with gilt boxed spine, gilt titles and decoration, top edge gilt and blind ruling to both cloth covered boards. With thirty full page line drawings by Mervyn Peake and the bookplate of Nehemiah Asherton - an ear specialist who treated Peake's wife and children (I believe this is the only bookplate designed by Peake?). Fine binding by Atkinsons of Salisbury with their ticket pasted inside back cover. In fine and clean condition apart from some browning/damp stains at the top of the page to first few leaves and last eight, not affecting text. Otherwise a very good, clean and crisp copy.
- Publisher: Faber and Faber, London
- Year of Publication: 1946
- Illustrator: Mervyn Peake
- Special Attributes: Limited Edition
- Pages: xii/162pp
- Size: 11 1/2" X 8 1/2"