"Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...": First Edition Of Roald Dahls Beloved Book Matilda; Signed By Him
Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake.$5,000.00
Item Number: 3525
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl on the half title page. Lightest of rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Dahl seems to have made an art form of the rediscovery that children tend to warm to the sorts of horror that make lesser mortals (adults) squirm with displeasure He is undeniably special" (Connolly, 104).