London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946. 8vo. First edition. Modern red half morocco (by Atkinsons of Salisbury). Spine gilt in compartments. Title page headpiece by the author. Endpapers renewed. Light spotting to first few pages and the fore edge. Near fine. Item #6836
The first book in the 'Gormenghast' trilogy introduces Titus, the seventy-seventh Earl of Groan, and the riotous massing of the castle in which stultified tradition staggers on and provides room enough for the murderous rivalry of Flay and Swelter and the evil designs of Steerpike. A smart binding that would make a perfect gift.
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