The BFG (Presentation copy)
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. First edition. A wonderful copy, inscribed by the illustrator: "To Nicola & Jonathan love Quentin Blake" and by the author: "Love Roald Dahl 1982." A rare copy, inscribed in the year of publication by both the author and illustrator. Book nearly Fine with gentle bumps at the corners and a few small stains on the rear board. In a Near Fine dust jacket that is lightly sunned on the spine and wrinkled at the spine ends and corners. In all a lovely copy of the true first edition.
Several books would be contenders for best children's story by Roald Dahl, but this one is a personal favorite. The gentle "BFG" is a giant who plucks young Sophie from her bed at the orphanage when she spots him blowing dreams into sleeping children's bedrooms. The two of them become friends and, after enlisting the Queen of England to help, hatch a plot to stop the other nine man-eating giants from eating little English boys and girls each night. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #995)