First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original laminated boards. Illustrated in colour by Quentin Blake throughout. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and firm with minor bumping to the bottom of the spine, the colours bright and without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
Inscribed by the author in black ink to the verso of the front endpaper "To Russell / love / Roald Dahl / 6.10.85". An important book in Roald Dahl bibliography. The Enormous Crocodile was the first of Dahl's books to be illustrated by Quentin Blake, beginning one of the most notable partnerships of author and illustrator in late 20th century children's literature. "The combination of Roald Dahl as storyteller with Quentin Blake as illustrator must be the recipe for a bestseller" - Times Literary Supplement, 29 September 1978.
Stock code: 24751