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The Gremlins: A Royal Aitr Force Story  (from The Walt Disney Production) by Roald Dahl - Hardcover - 1943 - from The Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABNJ) and

The Gremlins: A Royal Aitr Force Story (from The Walt Disney Production)

by Roald Dahl

Condition: Very Good

New York: Random House, 1943. Hardcover. Very Good. Oversized hardcover in color illustrated boards over red cloth spine strip. No statement of edition. Illustrated endpapers. Unpaginated (50 pp.) Illustrated with full page color drawings and additional black and white drawings in the text and in the margins. THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK--on the title page he is credited as "Flight Lieutenant Roald Dahl". About very good, some light dampstaining to the upper right corner of the front board and the lower left corner of the rear board, shallow wear along the bottom edge of the front board and the bottom edge of the rear board and tips, some recoloring foot of spine. Internally clean and bright. No jacket. The book was written as an advance promotional publication for a planned Disney full length animated film. The film, however, was never made. Disney animators had begun, with Dahl's assitance, to develop the charaters and their appearance (as evidenced by the book illustrations) but during pre-production, the project was abandoned due to complications over the rights to the movie, a dispute that involved the British Air Ministry and the fact bthat Dahl insisted on final approval of the script and the production (a condition that Walt Disney would never, for virtually any of his projects, ever approve).


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