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The Magic Bed-Knob.

or How to Becomes a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons. Illustrated by Waldo Pierce.

Published: New York: The Hyperion Press, 1943

Stock code: 103518

Price: £275

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First edition, first printing of the author’s first book. The book was the basis for the 1971 Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Octavo. Original green boards with illustrated panel and titles in black, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and illustrations in the text throughout, some full page and in colour. Boards a little toned, light crease to front board, occasional faint foxing to contents; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket, with sunned spine, a couple of nicks and chips to extremities, and a short closed tear to head of front panel.

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