First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in the first issue dustwrapper. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth and gilt bright, the contents clean throughout. A little softened to spine tips, lightly bumped to lower corners. In the near fine dustwrapper, a little toned (as usual), with a little rubbing and a few nicks to spine tips and corners. Small mark (c. 1 x 0.5 cm) to the rear panel. Not price clipped (15s net to the front flap). An attractive copy.
The first part of Mervyn Peake's gothic fantasy trilogy, Gormenghast. It was adapted into a television series by the BBC in 2000, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christopher Lee. "I predict for Titus a smallish but fervent public which will probably renew itself, and probably enlarge, with each generation; for which reason I hope the book may always be kept in print". (Elizabeth Bowen).
Stock code: 23243