Dahl, Roald ~ The Gremlins – Rare Proof
Collins London nd [1943 or 1944]
A rare Proof copy of Dahl's first work. Original plain brown wrappers. Contents appears to be the same as for the final published UK first except the endpapers (with the correct red and yellow illustrations) are included as four leaves (2 front and rear) rather than pasted to the hard covers. The last text leaf has some colouring in to the black and white illustrated characters, seemingly with water based paint, several other leaves have very faint occasional pencil shading, but generally the condition is extremely good, with solid bright illustrations. The paper wrappers have a chip to the foot of the spine and minor creasing.A rare proof, distributed by the publisher to families with children to test market the book.
EDITION: First Edition
BINDING : Softcover
BOOK CONDITION: Very Good
JACKET: No Jacket
INVENTORY NUMBER: 108789