Matilda. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. First Edition. Pp, 240. Red cloth boards, title in gilt to spine, in pictorial dust jacket. Neat ownership name to front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy. 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.