Lot 26
  • 26

Riddell, Chris

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2,375 GBP
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  • Riddell, Chris
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of:
  • book with new dust-jacket
Peake, Mervyn. Titus Groan. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, original red cloth lettered in gilt, slightly bumped, some light fading to covers

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY CHRIS RIDDELL, 220 by 420mm., ink, signed by the artist ("CHRIS RIDDELL")

Catalogue Note

Chris Riddell is an award-winning author and illustrator and the longstanding political cartoonist for the Observer. He was UK Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. He is the only illustrator to have won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal three times (for The Sleeper and the Spindle, Gulliver and Pirate Diary).

“I chose Titus Groan because the world of Gormenghast castle has transfixed me ever since I discovered Mervyn Peake's trilogy as a school boy. Peake writes with a painterly eye and a wonderful feeling for the grotesque but also a poetic compassion that is beguiling. It was wonderful experience producing a cover for this unique novel”