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MATILDA.** by  PAUL: GALLICO** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja891420)

MATILDA.**

MATILDA.** by  PAUL: GALLICO** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja891420)
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MATILDA.**

by GALLICO**, PAUL:

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
FINE./FINE.
ISBN 10
0434280585
ISBN 13
9780434280582
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[A Collectors' Editions Club Choice.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,dark brown background with pink+white lettering to front panel+spine/backstrip,rear panel with white lettered publisher's advert and critics' reviews of listed titles; with negligible shelf-wear or 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.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters within a black panel with gilt borders to spine/backstrip, and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2- 313pp [paginated] includes 26 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a dedication.
A highly collected and prolific book author,and an unusual item in Gallico's comic style and will be an important and welcome addition to the Gallico canon.
When a Broadway agent sells a boxing kangaroo act to a showman who rang up for a knife thrower,something really gets started.The kangaroo is a male called Matilda who accidentally tangles with a middle-weight boxing king incognito.The affray is reported with mock seriousness by Duke Parkhurst,journalist, who claims that Matilda has technically become World Champion.Thereafter Bimmie the agent,Billy Baker the Bermondsey Kid who owns Matilda,Duke and a variety of rascals,scoundrels and reprobates all get involved. Even the Mafia tries to get a slice of the action.
Paul Gallico has written an ingenious and hilarious entertainment which is a champion in the fiction contest.
Since April 2013 and 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 #
rja891420
Title
MATILDA.**
Author
GALLICO**, PAUL:
Format/binding
Hardback.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0434280585
ISBN 13
9780434280582
Publisher
LONDON.WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD.,1970.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1970
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0434280585.The Snow Goose.The Small Miracle.Books new used,signed,rare.
Bookseller catalogs
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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

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