The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.London: Jonathan Cape, 1977 Stock Code: 144561
First edition, first impression, of Dahl's collection of seven short stories. Aimed at a slightly older readership than his other works, the collection includes two semi-autobiographical stories, respectively based on Dahl's experience as a fighter pilot in the Second World War, and his motivation to become a writer.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge yellow, cream endpapers. With dust jacket.
Two pages of photographic illustrations.
Spine ends a touch bumped, two small white marks to rear board, the binding otherwise firm and square, small chip to upper tip of front pastedown, else internally crisp and unmarked. A near-fine copy in the bright jacket, price-clipped, spine panel a touch sunned, small crease to front panel, small faint water stain along upper edge of rear panel.
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