First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and the illustrator. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a hint of bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with lightly spine faded dustwrapper which remains without loss or tears and retains the correct £3.50 net publisher's price to the front flap. A lovely copy.
Inscribed by the author in black ink on the half title "Best wishes / Roald Dahl / 7 March 1981 [underlined]", inscribed by the illustrator in black ink on the title page "Best wishes from / Quentin Blake / Dec 1983".
Stock code: 16423