Scarce with such attributes
Dahl, Roald & Blake Quentin (Illus.)~ Rhyme Stew : Signed By Roald Dahl In The Year Of Publication
Jonathan Cape, London : 1989
The First UK printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1989. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. A tiny amount of pushing at the spine ends. A hint of toning and spotting to the text-block. Very minimal spotting (one or two spots) to the half-title and verso of the front end-paper. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. Very slight creasing to the upper front edge and spine tips. Slight fading of the red lettering to the spine with a few light spots to the rear flap. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been bold signed and dated by the author to the front blank end-paper: 'With love, Roald Dahl, 1989'. The ink has offset to the front wrapper flap and front pastedown and over time has discoloured to a pale yellow. This adds to the provenance for the signature. Up until very recently, this book has been in private ownership and has not appeared on the open market until now! Wonderfully illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. Roald Dahl signed titles are increasingly scarce and this copy benefits from having been signed in the year of publication. Very collectible with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine