First printing, doubly inscribed by both author and illustrator in the year of publication.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
"Every morning I is going out and snitching new dreams to put in my bottles."
Dahl's beloved story of a giant both Big and Friendly, who steals young Sophie out the window of her orphanage and whisks her away to the land of Giants to invent idioms at her and show off his dream collection. Ably illustrated by Quentin Blake, Dahl's frequent collaborator, whose frenetic gestural drawings quiver with life and indelibly define the characters.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1982). 9'' x 5.75'' Original grey cloth boards with gilt-stamped spine. In original unclipped (£6.50) pictorial dust jacket, illustrated by Quentin Blake. 224 pages. Inscriptions to front free endpaper: "to Nicola and Jonathan / love Quentin Blake" and "Love Roald Dahl 1982." A few light stains to rear board; mild bumping to corners. Jacket barely worn along edges; spine faintly sunned.
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