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DAHL, Roald.

The BFG.

Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

London : 1984 Stock Code: 139208
£3,750.00
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First edition, fourth impression, inscribed by Quentin Blake with a charming original drawing of the BFG reading the book over the entirety of the first free endpaper: "Lucie's Book - love from Quentin Blake". This copy was given to Lucie by her parents for her tenth birthday, with their neat gift inscription to the front pastedown. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story within his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World, and was first printed in 1982. A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016. Copies of the first edition signed by Blake are uncommon, even more so with an original drawing.

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Description

Octavo. Original light grey boards, titles to spine in gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket.

Illustrations

With black and white illustrations.

Condition

Negligible rubbing to board edges, pale foxing to book block edges, else contents clean; a very good copy indeed in the jacket with creasing to edges, nicks to spine and flap fold ends, laminate just lifting to foot of spine, pale foxing to flaps, not price-clipped.

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