The Magic Finger

DAHL, Roald (author). The Magic Finger.

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DAHL, Roald (author). The Magic Finger. New York; Harper & Row, Publishers. 1966.

Small slim 4to. Publisher's black cloth-backed lime green paper-covered boards, lettered gilt to spine, decorated blue endpapers, in pictorial dustwrapper with different designs to upper and lower panels; pp. [vi] + 40 + [ii]; with illustrations throughout printed in monochrome, including full-page and half-page plates; externally very good with only a couple of tiny speckles to upper cover, internally clean and uninscribed, protected by a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with light marking to lower panel, a few short tears at spine ends (15mm), another to bottom edge of lower panel (23mm), and one to upper flap fold at top edge (55mm), all neatly repaired to the inside with archival tissue-tape, and unobtrusive.
First U.S. edition, in a first or early dustwrapper (without the price it is impossible to determine), with the code 60-100 0866 to front flap. The U.K. edition followed two years later and was issued without a dustwrapper. This is the story of a young girl blessed with the gift of a magic finger which she employs against those who cross her.

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