[ Mervyn Peake letter and list of works ] Autograph Note Signed Mervyn Peake to John Kilburn and Holograph List of his works to 1952.

Author: 
Mervyn Peake [ Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911–1968), writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. ]
Peake
Publication details: 
3 Trafalgar Studios, Manresa Road, London, SW3, 8 Dec. 1952.
£2,800.00
SKU: 23162

One page, 12mo, very good condition. Text: I hope everything is going well for you. I have signed your bks [books] with pleasure. | I think that the enclosed list is complete [see below]. The Alice bks [books] will be coming out for the Christmas after this - the Swedish Edition is un-getable. LIST OF WORKS: One page, 8vo, punch-holes, a little grubby, text clear and complete. He lists is works under publisher (Chatto, Eyre, Batsford, Grey Walls Press, Faber, Gollancz (misspelt), Folio Society, Zephyr Books (Sweden). He has crossed out The Glassblowers Poem, and put asterisks beside titles he wrote as well as illustrated (noted by him at bottom). The list obviously doen't include his post-1952 works such as Titus Alone. I've only found an auction reference to John Kilburn as a correspondent and currently believe he might have been a fanatical collector asking for his copies of Peake's books to be inscribed, and wanting a list of works. I await correction.