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The BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake. by  Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake Dahl - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 130928)

The BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

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The BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. First edition, early printing of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustated by Quentin Blake. Boldly signed by the author on the half-title page, "with love Roald Dahl April, 1989." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, bookplate. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of the twentieth century. Dahl's ability to twist words into a clever and creative new language is fascinating to children, and is evident in BFG. The gruesome descriptions of the horrid giants and the subtle allusions to other stories will entertain children young and old. An animated adaptation was released in theatres in 1987 with David Jason providing the voice of the BFG and Amanda Root as the voice of Sophie. It was also the basis for the 2016 film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison and starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader.

Synopsis

The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants. This edition has a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

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On Jan 23 2012, Duchess0914 said:
a wonderful book, by a honest and wonderful and colorful author. you can picture each and everything Mr. Dahl writes.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
130928
Title
The BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Author
Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1982
Keywords
BFG first edition signed first edition, BFG Movie, BFG Roald Dahl First Edition, Roald Dahl Signed First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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jacket
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Cloth
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First Edition
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fine
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bookplate
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New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [more]
octavo
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