DAHL, Roald (author). Quentin BLAKE (illustrator). Matilda.

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DAHL, Roald (author). Quentin BLAKE (illustrator). Matilda. London; Jonathan Cape. 1988.

8vo. Original red cloth, boldly lettered in gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-240; with lively illustrations throughout by Quentin Black, printed in monochrome; an attractive copy with small knock to top forecorner of both boards, internally very clean and fresh without ownership marks or inscriptions, in a very good, unclipped dustwrapper (£8.50) with some signs of handling including pale marking of lower flap, creasing to head of spine and top edge of lower panel where there is a little light scratching to laminate, and a laminate wrinkle to spine.
First edition. A modern children's classic and increasingly scarce.