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Quest for Sita Of Ravana the Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka; of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati, Collis, Maurice & Mervyn Peake (illus)

Author Name    Collis, Maurice & Mervyn Peake (illus)

Title   Quest for Sita Of Ravana the Dark Angel and His Paradise at Lanka; of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati

Binding   Hardback

Book Condition   Very Good- with no dust jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Faber 1946

Seller ID   26661

VG-, dark blue boards with red decoration and gilt, no d/jkt, with a few slight signs of shelfwear and a slight bump to the top corner; text and extensive - not to say, beautiful - illustrations by Mervyn Peake are clean and bright, though the very edges of the pages are slightly toned by age. A first edition limited to 500 copies and a considerable work of art in its own right: "Beautiful though this relam of yours may be, to me it is a prison and you are a gaoler. To escape from it is my one desire nor can I doubt that Rama, using unthought-of means, will find a way to get me out." ; 11.5" x 8.5" x 0.9"; 162 pages

Price = 100.00 GBP



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