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DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, together with FANTASTIC MR. FOX.

DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, together with FANTASTIC MR. FOX.

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DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, together with FANTASTIC MR. FOX.

by DAHL, Roald; illustrated by BENNETT, Jill; [BEAUMONT, Adrian]:

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About This Item

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1975. First US edition, first printing. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original quarter brown cloth over paper covered boards, stamped in blind to the upper board, with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with drawings throughout by Jill Bennett. Top edge brown. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing at the extremities. The contents, with spotting to the closed text block edge, are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The brown top stain remains vivid and without fading. Complete with lightly creased dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped ($5.95 to the upper front flap). Together with a signed original program for a unique production of the musical play Fantastic Mr. Fox. The play was specially commissioned for the Thornbury Arts Festival '76 and starred Roger Whittall in the title role, with Roald Dahl in attendance. Both items are housed in a bespoke quarter morocco solander case. An excellent example with a fantastic provenance. The book is warmly inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper "To Roger [Whittall] / The Great Mr. Fox / With love / from / Roald Dahl / 12 May 1976". The program is signed by Roald Dahl in brown ink and the composer and conductor Adrian Beaumont in black. A fabulous pairing of Roald Dahl presentations. The publication of Danny the Champion of the World marked the first time that both the UK and US printings were issued simultaneously in first edition with drawings by the same illustrator. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
22460
Title
DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, together with FANTASTIC MR. FOX.
Author
DAHL, Roald; illustrated by BENNETT, Jill; [BEAUMONT, Adrian]:
Book Condition
Used
Edition
First US edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1975

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Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

Glossary

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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....

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