First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy in the near fine very lightly creased dustwrapper.
Inscribed in blue ink on the front free endpaper, "To my best friend, Claudia on her 80th birthday with love Roald 1979" underneath Roald's wife Patricia Neale has inscribed "+ me too!!! Patricia". The recipient is Claudia Haines Marsh, wife of Charles Marsh, the self-made Texan newspaper magnate and one of Dahl's closest friends and travel companions.
Stock code: 10859