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

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Fantastic Mr. Fox.

$9,800.00

Item Number: 100095

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.

First edition 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 beige cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Donald Chaffin. Jacket design by Donna Lampell.

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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