Scarce Signed Title
Hall, Willis ~ The Incredible Kidnapping (Signed By The Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake)
The First UK printing published by Heinemann in 1975.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Light pushing to the spine ends.Clean and free from inscriptions with early tanning to the page edges.The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition. Pink colouring to the spine has faded as usually encountered with this title.The wonderful Blake designed wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.This copy is accompanied by a Heinemann Young Books Review Slip which is in FINE condition.The book has been SIGNED by Sir Quentin Blake to the title page.A copy of the ticket for the signing event accompanies this title as provenance.The book jacket design and 22 B/W line drawings are by Quentin Blake.The story is based on Willis Hall's play 'Kidnapped At Christmas'- The story of Crosby and Gilbert,two convicts on the run who had to escape because they couldn't face the prospect of yet another Christmas dinner in jail.Most copies ended up in libraries.Very scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine