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THE COMPLETE TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED AND OTHER STORIES.

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THE COMPLETE TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED AND OTHER STORIES.

by DAHL**, ROALD:

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
FINE++./Minus slipcase.
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About This Item

UK,thick Royal 8vo HB,minus it's issued s/case,1st edn thus. FINE++.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,sharp-cornered,snakeskin-grained background material with colour photographic illustrated design,by the artist Helen Smithson,to the boards,with red ink printed lettering to spine/backstrip,a black+red striped head+footband and immaculate plain black eps; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.UK,thick Royal 8vo HB,minus s/case,1st edn thus,12-768pp [paginated] includes 5 sections (KISS,KISS,OVER TO YOU,SWITCH BITCH, SOMEONE LIKE YOU) comprising 11,10,4,and 19 short stories respectively and a further 8 short stories for the last section,12 (excluding the frntis) full-page,full-colour illustrations by Helen Smithson, throughout the text and the book,plus [unpaginated] half-title,full-page,full-colour frntis,title page,content list/table,illustrations list/ table and section title separator pages.Typeset at The Folio Society in Monotype Ehrhardt with Gill Sans.Printed on Balmoral Wove paper at Grafos S.A., Barcelona,and bound by them in a snakeskin-grained material,printed and blocked with a design by the artist.
Unusually and despite the lack of the protective issued slipcase - book appears MINT - with no depreciative faults.A really unusual item and will be an important and welcome addition to the DAHL canon; particularly in an exceptional and as high a grade as this.
The Folio Society's formula for success is publishing books with exceptional typography,illustrations,paper and bindings.The Society sources new introductions from literary experts to accompany classic texts and uses skilled designers and master printers to produce memorable fine books.Fiction and non-fiction titles are published.The Folio Society also prides itself on producing series of an author's works which regular publishers might not think economic - in several cases it is only possible to acquire forgotten books by major writers in Folio Society editions.
Since April 2013,again in March 2015, and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template, altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the weight/value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja644216
Title
THE COMPLETE TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED AND OTHER STORIES.
Author
DAHL**, ROALD:
Illustrator
illus by Helen Smithson.
Book condition
Used - FINE++.
Jacket condition
Minus slipcase.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,thick Royal 8vo HB, minus s/case,1st edn thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.THE FOLIO SOCIETY,2001.
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,thick Royal 8vo HB, minus s/case,1st edn thus.No ISBN.Roald Dahl_short Stories.Kiss,Kiss.Over To You.Switch Bitch.Someone Like You.Roald Dahl_omnibus.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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