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DAHL, Roald.

Rare books by Roald Dahl, including first editions and signed and finely bound copies.

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) had two quite distinct literary personae, one as the author of macabre adult stories that came to be known by their televised series title as Tales of the Unexpected, the other as one of most popular authors of children’s fiction of all time.

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  1. The Gremlins.
    First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 88956

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  2. Kiss Kiss.
    First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Dr Murray and his family, love Roald Dahl." From the library of Irish book collector Dr Philip Murray, author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). He writes of meeting Dahl at a signing: "It was quite apparent that he got... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 112803

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  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    First edition, first printing, first issue with the six lines of printing information on the last page that was cut to five in all subsequent issues. The US precedes the English edition by three years. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 63813

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  4. The Magic Finger.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published two years earlier in the US. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 109379

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  5. The Magic Finger.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published two years earlier in the US. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 111986

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  6. Switch Bitch.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Dahl on the half title "To Bryan Love Roald 1975". The recipient was Bryan Forbes, the film actor, director and producer. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 82896

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  7. Switch Bitch.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 91286

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  8. Danny the Champion of the World.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Willa, love Roald Dahl." It was originally published in the UK by Cape in the same year. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 96100

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  9. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed inscription to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 99107

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  10. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sonia with love Roald Dahl, March 1981". Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 86898

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  11. My Uncle Oswald.
    First edition, first impression. Signed Dahl book plate to front pastedown. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 88076

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  12. My Uncle Oswald.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr. P. Murray, with my very best wishes, Roald Dahl. 10 Oct. 1983." From the library of Irish book collector Dr Philip Murray, author of The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011). He writes of meeting Dahl at a signing: "It was quite... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112845

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  13. James and the Giant Peach: A Play.
    First edition, first impression, of the play adaptation. The more uncommon casebound issue. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 112715

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  14. The Witches.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 110996

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  15. Dirty Beasts.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 111306

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  16. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Roald Dahl on the title page, "To Edward, Love Roald Dahl." Uncommon signed. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 97007

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  17. Going Solo.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Stephen & Rhona, Happy Christmas, Roald Dahl, 1986". Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 101866

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  18. Matilda.
    First edition, first impression. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. A wonderful example of the Chelsea... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 99269

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  19. Matilda.
    First edition, first impression. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 110911

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