Very scarce as the first issue
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor & Peake, Mervyn (Illus.) ~ The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Chatto & Windus, London : 1943
The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by Chatto & Windus in 1943. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. A slight lean with a little bumping to the lower corners. A hint of toning and fading to the spine but the gilt titling remains very bright. Light toning and spotting to the text-block. Some light offsetting to the end -papers with a little light spotting to the prelims. Light creasing to the lower front corner of some of the pages. The pages are clean with just a hint of toning to the extreme page edges. Free from inscriptions. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little light edge-wear with some toning to the spine and edges. A hint of spotting to the covers with a little more to the flaps. The wrapper artwork looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Seven striking B/W illustrations by Mervyn Peake with one reproduced on the front cover design of the wrapper. A fragile war time production and extremely scarce as the first issue in such collectible condition.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++