Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Publisher's original red card covers printed in black. Illustrated with line drawings by Quentin Blake throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with minor rubbing to the extremities. The black text to the covers is somewhat scuffed in places. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages, there is a little offsetting to the prelims otherwise the pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Scarce in this proof state.
Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Prize for Children's Book of the Year, filmed in 1990 by Jim Henson starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson.
Stock code: 15855