DAHL, Roald (author). Quentin BLAKE (illustrator). Esio Trot. London; Jonathan Cape. 1990.
8vo. Original blue linson boards gilt, lettered gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], 5-62 + [ii]; illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake in monochrome; a fine, uninscribed copy protected by a very clean, unclipped dustwrapper (£6.95) with mild creasing to upper panel.
First edition. An love story describing how Mr. Hoppy, a retired bachelor, manoeuvres to capture the affections of his love interest Mrs. Silver and win over his love rival in the shape of Alfie, her pet tortoise.