Matilda. First Edition. Inscribed by the Author (1988)
Author: Roald Dahl
Book ID: 66853
Matilda. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. First Edition. Pp 240. Publisher’s red cloth, title in gilt to spine, in pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to head of jacket spine, otherwise near fine copy. Housed in collectors’ solander box.
Presentation Inscription from Roald Dhal to front free endpaper.
First edition of one of Dahl’s most popular (and magical) tales, which later made its way onto both the stage and the big screen.
A classic of modern children’s literature, Dahl’s superb tale of a little girl whose innate genius has her pitted against her inane parents and irate headmistress. Winner of the Children’s Book Award in the year of its publication.