VAST ALCHEMIES: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake -by G Peter Winnington -a Signed Copy (aka The Illustrated Biography )

By: Winnington, G Peter (signed); Foreword By Michael Moorcock ( Mervyn Peake related)

Price: $85.13

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Book Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a very lightly rubbed Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Winnington, 263 pages, b&w photos, ---"Mervyn Peake’s Vast Alchemies is the result of many years of research into Peake¹s life and work. It follows Peake, the son of missionary parents, from China to art school in London and his time in an artists’ colony in the Channel Islands. It covers in detail his experiences in the army during the Second World War an unhappy period during which he wrote Titus Groan and the huge influence that his visit to the newly liberated concentration camp at Belsen had on his work. The next ten years of his life were without doubt his most productive but by the mid-1950s he was beginning to show signs of the degenerative illness that eventually killed him in 1968"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: VAST ALCHEMIES: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake -by G Peter Winnington -a Signed Copy (aka The Illustrated Biography )

Author Name: Winnington, G Peter (signed); Foreword By Michael Moorcock ( Mervyn Peake related)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Science Fiction Fantasy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Peter Owen, 2000, 1st edition, First Printing: 2000

ISBN Number: 0720610796

ISBN Number 13: 9780720610796

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158216

Keywords: Winnington, G Peter (signed); Foreword By Michael Moorcock ( Mervyn Peake related), Terrnu