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THE WITCHES

DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin:

  • Edition: Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing
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London: Jonathan Cape. 1983. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original red card covers printed in black. Illustrated with line drawings by Quentin Blake throughout. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Scarce in this proof state, considerably so signed by the author. Signed by Roald Dahl in black ink at the bottom of the half title. Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Prize for Children's Book of the Year, filmed in 1990 by Jim Henson starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Bookseller: Lucius Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The Witches.

Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. First edition of Dahl's Whitbread Award-winning children's novel, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dahl's The Witches centers on the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country. "Don't be fooled by those witches with their black hats, black cloaks and broomsticks, though, those are not REAL WITCHES. Real witches are exceedingly difficult to spot in the wild and dress in ordinary clothes, looking very much like ordinary people." Dahl's vital indicators for spotting a real witch include facts like they always wear gloves, they have no toes, are bald as boiled eggs and they have blue spit. "Dahl seems to have made an art form of the rediscovery that children tend to warm to the sorts of horror that make lesser mortals (adults) squirm with displeas ... Read more

Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, Florida, United States
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THE WITCHES

DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin:

  • Edition: First US edition, limited edition signed by the author and illus
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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1983. First US edition, limited edition signed by the author and illustrator. First US edition, limited edition signed by the author and illustrator. Publisher's original blue cloth with metallic red illustration to the upper board and titles to the spine, in the yellow card slipcase, as issued. Illustrated by Quentin Blake throughout. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and dusty slipcase which remains firm and sound. Limited to only 300 copies, this being hand numbered 49 and signed by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake to the limitation page. The Witches was the second of only two Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake signed limited editions produced in the US for which there was no UK equivalent. The basis for the 1990 film of the same name starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Further details and images for any of the items listed are a ... Read more

Bookseller: Lucius Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Book condition: Very Good
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Cape, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing set of five Dahl/Blake stories published by Jonathan Cape between 1980 and 1988. Consisting: 'The Twits' [1980] - a fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper a little faded to the spine and rubbed to the extremities; 'George's Marvellous Medicine' - a very good book without inscriptions in a good unclipped wrapper which has some light off-setting to the spine and front panel. One small closed tear to the front panel top; 'The BFG' - a very good book with small previous owner's stamp tot the front pastedown. A little pushing to the spine foot. In a near fine clipped wrapper; 'The Witches' - a very good book with some spotting to the top edge in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little spotting to the front flap; 'Matilda' - a very good book with small previous owner's name to the front pastedown in a near fine unclipped wrapper. A lovely set of Dahl and Blake's be ... Read more

Bookseller: John Atkinson Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The Witches

Roald Dahl

  • Edition: First
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1983). Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Signed by the author and illustrator to signature slips affixed to the title page. First adapted to film in 1990 and due to be adapted again in 2020.Publisher's original green cloth with gold lettering to spine. A near fine book with slight pushing to spine tips and toning to edges. Free from any writing or previous owner inscriptions. The original dust jacket has a hint of fading to the spine panel with a couple of small chips to spine head and to corners; moderate edge wear with some abrasion to spine head - very good. A very good copy indeed.

Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA, Essex, United Kingdom
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THE WITCHES

DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin:

  • Edition: Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Jonathan Cape. 1983. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Uncorrected proof copy of the first edition, first printing. Publisher's original red card covers printed in black. Illustrated with line drawings by Quentin Blake throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with minor rubbing to the extremities. The black text to the covers is somewhat scuffed in places. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages, there is a little offsetting to the prelims otherwise the pages are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Scarce in this proof state. Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Prize for Children's Book of the Year, filmed in 1990 by Jim Henson starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Bookseller: Lucius Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Price: £ 450.00
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The Witches

Roald Dahl

  • Edition: First
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1983). Original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, both boards and contents nice and clean with just a tiny and faint mark to half-title. The original dust jacket is beautiful and bright with hint of creasing to front flap, but none of the usual fading and just one or two trivial and isolated instances of wear. A superior example.

Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA, Essex, United Kingdom
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Price: £ 350.00
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The Witches.

DAHL, Roald.

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1983. Octavo. Original green boards, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Spine gently rolled, a very good copy in the jacket with creasing to extremities First edition, first impression. Winner of the Whitbread Award for Children's Novel in 1983, the book was adapted into a stage play and a two-part radio dramatization for the BBC, a 1990 movie directed by Nicolas Roeg which starred Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson, and an opera by Marcus Paus and Ole Paus.

Bookseller: Peter Harrington, United Kingdom
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Price: £ 300.00
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The Witches.

DAHL, Roald.

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1983. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket designed by Quentin Blake. Illustrations to text by Quentin Blake. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and without ownership marks, with mild foxing to book edge. In the bright dust jacket with slight creasing to head of spine, a little soiling to flaps with small nick to head of front flap. First edition, first impression. Winner of the Whitbread Award for Children's Novel in 1983, the book was adapted into a stage play and a two-part radio dramatization for the BBC, a 1990 movie directed by Nicolas Roeg which starred Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson, and an opera by Marcus Paus and Ole Paus.

Bookseller: Peter Harrington, United Kingdom
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THE WITCHES

DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin:

  • Edition: First edition, first printing
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London: Jonathan Cape. 1983. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue / green cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with ink wash drawings by Quentin Blake throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is lightly creased at the extremities. Not price-clipped (£6.50 net to the front flap). Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Prize for Children's Book of the Year, filmed in 1990 by Jim Henson starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Bookseller: Lucius Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Price: £ 250.00
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The Witches

DAHL, Roald (1916-1990), [BLAKE, Quentin, illustrator]

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.208. With illustrations by Blake. Publisher's green cloth boards in original pictorial dust-jacket. Slight toning/spotting to edges, some shelfwear, jacket price-clipped, no inscriptions or bookplates. A very good, lightly used copy. Basis for the 1990 Jim Henson-produced movie starring Anjelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Winner of the Whitbread Prize (Children's Book of the Year), listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, Kent, United Kingdom
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The Witches

Dahl, Roald [Quentin Blake]

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London: Cape, 1983. A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1983. A near fine book without inscriptions. A tight and square binding in sharp green cloth; bright gilt; gently pushed to the heel of the spine; foxing to the top-edge of the page block and half-a-dozen small isolated spots to the fore-edge; internally crisp and clean. The clipped dustwrapper is near fine and is bright and clean; light rubbing and wrinkling to the tips of the spine and corners; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover.

Bookseller: John Atkinson Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The Witches

Roald Dahl

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Jonathan Cape. First edition and first print published by cape in 1983. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is almost immaculate. It has not been price clipped and there is very little if any wear. The corners and edges are sharp and all of the panels / spine retains its colour. The book has a trace amount of foxing to the top text block. Otherwise the pages are very clean and without marks. No previous owners names. The spine is a tad soft at the bottom edges. Overall this is a highly collectible near fine copy.  The Witches is set partly in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, and features the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country. The witches are all ruled by the extremely vicious and powerful Grand High Witch, who in the story has just arrived in England to organise her worst plot ever. But an elderly former witch hunter and her young grandson find out about the evil plan a ... Read more

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Cape, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in very near fine dustjacket, unpriced with fractional paling to the spine. With the added bonus of a laid-in card signed by Quentin Blake, the illustrator of this and many other Dahl books.

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The Witches

Roald Dahl

  • Edition: First
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1983). Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Gift inscription to front endpaper with some toning to edges and just a touch of pushing to spine tips, near fine otherwise. The dust jacket is price-clipped with mild wear to top edge and fading to spine panel; small area of inconspicuous damp marks to top edge. Very good overall.

Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA, Essex, United Kingdom
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The Witches

Roald Dahl

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
UK: Cape, 1991. 1st Edition 1991. Limited Edition of 500 copies this being numbe 341. The Commemorative Edition, published on what would have been the Author's 75th Birthday. It was released a year afer his death. Bound in half leather and decorative paper covered boards. Maching card slipcase. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. Quality production. Book and slip case are fine and very bright. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 12629. First Edition. Half-Leather. Fine. Illus. by Quentin Blake. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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The Witches

Dahl, Roald

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Jonathan Cape 1983. 8vo. 208 pp. Hardback in dust jacket. Short tear to jacket at rear. Spotting to fore-edge. Ink owner's name to front endpaper. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1983.

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The Witches

Dahl, Roald

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first American edition in a fine dust jacket.

Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books, California, United States
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THE WITCHES

Dahl, Roald

Published by Jonathan Cape, 1983. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Blake, Quentin. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. 'This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL Witches. None of your silly black hats and broomsticks - the truth is MUCH MORE SCARY...' Gloriously gruesome secrets aptly illustrated in b/w by Blake. Dark green boards, gilt titles to spine. 208 pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Spine and corners bumped. Small bump to side of front board. Indent to front endpaper. Pages browned but clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped. Some faint scratch marks to panels.

Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, United Kingdom
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THE WITCHES

Dahl, Roald

Published by Jonathan Cape, 1983. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Blake, Quentin. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. 'This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL Witches. None of your silly black hats and broomsticks - the truth is MUCH MORE SCARY...' Gloriously gruesome secrets aptly illustrated in b/w by Blake. Dark green boards, gilt titles to spine. 208 pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Wear to cover edges. Small brown mark to rear cover. Previous owner's name sticker to front endpaper. Ink stamp to front pastedown. Foxing to outer page edges; a few to page margins. Contents are still very good. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks and chips; damp mark to bottom edge.

Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, United Kingdom
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