New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Fred Marcellino. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. 8vo, quarter cream cloth with gold lettering on spine over green paper boards with author's initials in gold on front cover, pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Fred Marcellino depicting a sophisticated couple in fine attire with author's B&W photo on back, Brodart archival clear cover over dust jacket, [vi] + 245 pages +  A Note on the Type. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3935
Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990) was a best-selling British novelist, (former Ace fighter pilot), poet, screenwriter, and children's short story writer. He is well remembered for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and The Witches. Front flap states: "His first novel for grown-ups."
EXCEPTIONAL COPY: Bright, sharp dust jacket by Fred Marcellino; text is tight, clean, and bright. All pages are clean and bright; text tight.