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Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor.

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pirates -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStory and drawings by Mervyn Peake.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.P3135 Cap5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[48] p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5537979M
    LC Control Number67015095


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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.

This is the second edition, but the first edition with colour illustrations. The scarce first edition published inbut had the majority of copies .