Roald Dahl Matilda First UK Edition 1988 SIGNED and INSCRIBED in the year of publication Cape. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1988. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Quentin Blake.Red cloth boards with titles to spine in gilt. Some compression of spine tips, rubbed and rounded at corners, bumped on lower leading edge (affecting first few pages) and minor marks. Internally bright, crisp and clean. Inscribed and signed by the author: To Olivia, with lots of love Roald Dahl 24 May 1988. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little bumping to the corners.
To add to the poignancy of the inscription, Dahl's eldest daughter, who died of measles in 1962, was also called Olivia. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the of its first publication and formed the basis of the 1996 Danny Devito film of the same name, and the successful stage musical which opened at the RSC Courtyard in Stratford Upon Avon in 2010. Dahl signed few books, although they can be found. Signed firsts of Matilda, signed in the year of publication, are very hard to find.
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