Matilda. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. First Edition, first impression. Pp 240. Publisher's red cloth, title in gilt to spine, in pictorial dust jacket. Light soiling to cloth covers, with very light crease to first 12 pages, barely noticeable, light spotting to page ends. Small bleed from red cloth to tip of interior on dust jacket, not visible on the outside, otherwise a very good 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.