DAHL, Roald (author). PÈNE DU BOIS, William (illustrator). The Magic Finger. London; George Allen and Unwin Ltd. 1968.
Large square 8vo. Original pictorial boards, blue patterned endpapers; pp. [vi] + 40 + [ii]; with wonderfully atmospheric illustrations throughout in monochrome by Pène du Bois including full-, and double-page, plates; a near fine copy, preserved in unusually fresh state with some dust-soiling to boards, internally fine, without inscription.
First English edition, issued without a dustwrapper; published two years earlier in the United States. The story of an eight-year-old girl with the power to cast spells on all who annoy her. Every weekend the neighbours go out shooting animals and birds, but fortunately our young protagonist has the power at her disposal to disrupt their activities, which she does with relish!