Illustrations by Quentin Blake.London: Jonathan Cape, 1982 Stock Code: 145151
First edition, first impression. Dahl's fantastical tale was expanded from a short story within his 1975 book Danny, the Champion of the World. A film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2016.
Octavo. Original light grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
Black and white illustrations in the text by Blake.
faint marks from a child's ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine ends a touch bumped, slight soiling to boards, the binding otherwise sound, light spotting to edges, contents a little toned, else internally clean and unmarked. A very good copy in the very good jacket, a little rubbed, light toning to verso, not price-clipped, bright.
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