Illustrations by Quentin Blake.London: Jonathan Cape, 1988 Stock Code: 147031
First edition, first impression. Inscribed to Richenda Carey, English actress from Jon. 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, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
With numerous in-text and full-page illustrations by Blake.
Gift inscription to front free endpaper. An excellent copy, contents clean, in the bright dust jacket with a touch of fading to the spine, few minor spots to the top of the rear flap, ever so slightly creased at tips, not price-clipped.
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