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Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor

Mervyn Peake

Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor

by Mervyn Peake

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Published by Academy Editions in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementstory and drawingsby Mervyn Peake.
The Physical Object
Pagination48p.,ill.,26cm
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19392884M

Description. This is an early version of Mervyn Peake’s picture book, Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor – a pirate story with a difference. At the beginning of the book Captain Slaughterboard is a typically fearsome pirate who fights many battles, but he gives up that life to live happily with the Yellow Creature. Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor by Peake, Mervyn Laurence, Publication date Topics Pirates Publisher New York, Macmillan Collection no page number in the book. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II DonorPages:

Drops Anchor Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor Memories of the two golden years when he lived on Sark between were highly inspirational when this book for children came to be written and illustrated. CAPTAIN SLAUGHTERBOARD DROPS ANCHOR: STORY AND DRAWINGS BY MERVYN PEAKE. New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. []. Large octavo, pictorial cloth. First American edition. The pirate crew of the Black Tiger capture a strange Yellow Creature on a remote island who changes the murderous captain's outlook on life for the better.

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. Written and Illustrated by: Mervyn Peake Published by: Walker Books, reprinted (first published ) ISBN: (ISBN ) Borrowed from the NIE Library. Book photos taken by me. PEAKE'S FIRST BOOK, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING. PEAKE, Mervyn Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. Country Life,


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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor, first published inis a stunning collection of those marvelously detailed illustrations and a splendid, swashbuckling story to boot.

As the salty sea captain's name might suggest, he is as bloodthirsty a pirate as they come. One day, blue-tattooed mate Charlie Choke spies a pink island on the horizon/5(22).

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor has been a firm favourite since I delightedly found a second-hand copy back in the '90s. Great find though it was, that edition was in a small format that compressed the lines in Peake's illustrations, dropping detail and, where colour was added, it was a vivid but disappointingly flat, orange-yellow only/5.

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Back in the s, a young man named Mervyn Peake fled the pressures of modern society for the Channel Islands in hopes of living a free, bohemian life with his Free shipping over $/5(5). Get this from a library. Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor. [Mervyn Peake] -- On a fantastic island populated by unusual animals, a pirate captain finds a trustworthy companion in the little "Yellow Creature.".

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When an unprincipled pirate alights on a pink island, he forms an unlikely alliance with a lonely Yellow Creature in Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor () by Mervyn Peake. Intricate line drawings of the motley crew "Jonas Joints, the first mate," "Charlie Choke" and "Peter Poop" the cook among them share quarters with his hand-lettered text/5(2).

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. First procurable edition, as the original, published by Country Life inis of legendary scarcity; as explained on the jacket blurb of the present edition "the original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action.

The artist has coloured the plates for this edition presumably a reference to the spot. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor () was the first book written and illustrated by Mervyn Peake, who went on to write Gormenghast. I’ve always been a bit in awe of Gormenghast, having started it on several occasions and been defeated each time.

It’s the sort of book best read when locked in a tall tower waiting for your hair to grow. The late author/illustrator of the Gormenghast trilogy takes a place among precursors of the psychedelic era's underground comix artists with this heavily mannered tale.

A sudden yen to capture a "preposterous creature" prompts pirate captain Slaughterboard to land on a pink island where purple grotesqueries such as the Dignipomp, the Balleroon, and the Guggaflop.

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor is a darkly humorous children's book written and illustrated by the British author Mervyn Peake in "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning into rarities such copies as had already been sold" (John Watney, Mervyn Peake, p.

Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. First post-war edition, second overall. The original edition, published by Country Life inis notably rare; as explained on the jacket blurb of the present edition "the original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action.

The artist has coloured the plates for this edition presumably a reference to the spot. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor Mervyn Peake Walker Books £, pp The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My Tove Jansson Sort Of Books £, pp25Author: Kate Kellaway. Unpaginated.

Cream-coloured cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Dust wrapper slightly edgeworn. Parisian bookseller's stamp to ffep. Colour illustrations and hand lettering throughout by Mervyn Peake.

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