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. Neat ownership name to top of 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.