Illustrations by Quentin Blake.London: Jonathan Cape, 1988 Stock Code: 146489
Inscribed by the authorFirst edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Noel, Love, Roald Dahl, 1988". 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 boards, titles to spine in gilt. With dust jacket.
Illustrations by Quentin Blake.
The binding sharp, slight offsetting from the inscription onto front pastedown and front flap, else internally crisp. A fine copy in the near-fine jacket, spine panel a touch sunned, not price-clipped.
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