Illustrated by Quentin Blake.London: Jonathan Cape, 1988 Stock Code: 136544
First edition, first impression. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Numerous black and white illustrations in the text.
A very good copy in the bright cloth, slight rubbing to board edges, very faint soiling to book block edges and rear endpapers, in the jacket with minimal creasing to edges, tiny closed tear to head of front flap fold.
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