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THE MINPINS. by  Roald.  Illustrated by Patrick Benson.: DAHL - First Edition - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 33504)


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by DAHL, Roald. Illustrated by Patrick Benson.:

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London, Cape, 1991.. FIRST EDITION 1991, 4to, 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, colour illustrated boards, red endpapers, 48 pages. Enchanting illustrations in colour by Patrick Benson, many full page and double page. Little Billy tired of being so awfully good succumbs to the temptation to explore the Forest of Sin and there with the help of the charming Minpins he defeats the monsters. No inscriptions, a tiny light bump to upper corner of lower cover, otherwise a Fine crisp clean copy in very good plus DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped, very pale damp stain on reverse from foot of spine to bottom of front flap, maximum depth 45 mm (1¾"), showing on outside only on front flap (see images), tiny patch of slight creasing to head of spine and top of lower fold, spine very faintly browned). Dahl's last book for children published posthumously. Benson is a widely admired artist who won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and has illustrated many books for children. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.


The Minpins is a fairy tale by Roald Dahl, published posthumously in 1991. Intended for children 3-8, this is a great story for reading outloud. It is one of Dahl's only picture books and the story has many satisying rhymes: "Beware! Beware! The Forest of Sin! None come out, but many go in!" illustrations by Patrick Benson "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."


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London, Cape, 1991.

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We have been established booksellers for 42 years. We are a postal business only (strictly no callers). We are long-standing members of the P.B.F.A. the largest trade association for antiquarian booksellers in the UK. We wrap all our parcels in new materials and all our books are insured at our expense. Books may be returned if wrongly described, all costs will be met by us. ****PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT COST, MEANING THAT POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED ON PARCELS WEIGHING UNDER 1 KILO, AND IT WILL BE INCREASED ON MOST PARCELS WEIGHING MORE THAN 1 KILO****

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