In the early 1980s, I compiled a bibliography of Mervyn Peakes work, in collaboration with the late Dee Berkeley, which we called Peake in Print - PiP for short. It was published by instalments in The Mervyn Peake Review. Ten years later, I put it on the web, and continue to enlarge and update it regularly.
Being human, I make mistakes; if you see one (of any kind), please do tell me: I love improving this site. Similarly, I cannot spot every book, article, or review as it comes out, so please tell me if you come across something that is not listed here, or write something that I should include in Parts F, G, H, or I. Many thanks.
PiP is now commonly used by booksellers and collectors to identify the various editions and issues of Peakes work; thus B2a (for example) refers to the first edition (hence the a) of The Hunting of the Snark, the second book that Peake illustrated (hence B2).
Please remember that this bibliography is copyright. This means that you may quote from it, but you must obtain my permission if you want to reproduce whole entries and/or make commercial use of it. Please acknowledge this source whenever you quote from it (in a booklist, catalogue, article, dissertation, etc.); PiP represents forty years of research.
All words and images by Mervyn Peake are
© copyright the Mervyn Peake Estate.
Unless otherwise indicated, the place of publication is London.
Translations are not included.
Peake in Print is organized as follows:
Part F - Monographs on Peakes life and work
Part G - Assessments of Peakes work in books
Part H - Assessments of Peakes work in periodicals
Part I - Dissertations and theses on Peake
And a first-line and title index to Peakes 200+ poems.
There’s a list of the abbreviations used in PiP.
For ghosts, i.e. works that were advertised and never published, and works attributed to Peake that were actually by others, see the last lines of the Mervyn Peake FAQ page.
Also on this site, although it is not a work by Mervyn Peake, is a page about Maeve Gilmore’s continuation of Peake’s story of Titus Groan, published as Titus Awakes.
hope you find this useful - and I look forward to hearing from you!
G. Peter Winnington
Two British booksellers specialize in Peakes work: visit Mike Kemps site, and Leslie Sklaroffs.
The main gallery selling drawings and paintings by Peake belongs to Chris Beetles.
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