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. A near fine copy. Bookplates to front pastedown & front free endpaper one with a Presentation Inscription from Roald Dhal & the other Signed by Quentin Blake.
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