“I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice": Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox; Inscribed by Him

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Fantastic Mr. Fox.

$1,250.00

Item Number: 101854

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1976.

Early printing of Dahl’s classic children’s work in the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a “garden tale” of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa.  Octavo, original illustrated boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Blake Love Roald Dahl.” In near fine condition. Illustrated by Donald Chaffin.

In this story, a gentleman fox outwits three crass and vindictive farmers in order to protect his family from extinction. The beginning chapters describe the characters, the following sixteen present a constant stream of adventures as the bitter confrontation ensues between Mr. Fox and Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It was adapted into film by director Wes Anderson and released in 2009 and features the voices of George Clooney as Mr. Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs Fox, Bill Murray as Badger, Hugo Guinness as Bunce, and Michael Gambon as Bean.

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