First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's original pictorial boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 13 full page (one double page) colour plates and black and white drawings by the Walt Disney Studio artists throughout the text. An attractive near fine copy, the binding square and fresh with just a little shelf wear rubbing at the corners. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and creased dustwrapper that has several small chips to the edges and some archival strengthening to short closed tears and splits on the underside. Not price-clipped ($1.00 to the top of the front flap).
Signed and inscribed by Walt Disney in black ink on the half title "To Ann Gale / from / Walt Disney". A highly desirable example of Roald Dahl's first book. The Walt Disney Production referred to on the upper cover was abandoned due to copyright issues surrounding the "Gremlin" character, thus copies inscribed by the legendary studio owner and animation pioneer are very scarce.
Stock code: 20743