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The Witches by  Roald Dahl - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1983 - from Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA (SKU: 1476183139063)

The Witches

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The Witches

by Dahl, Roald

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  • paperback
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

An uncorrected proof copy of the first edition. Signed by the author to a bookplate affixed to the title page.

Original red covers with illustrations by Quentin Blake. A few soft creases and a couple of areas of minor rubbing to spine and upper cover.

A very good example indeed of a rare proof, bearing the author's signature.


Roald Dahl's, The Witches , tells the story of the "real" witches, their great hatred for kids, and their plot to destory all of the children of the world! This is a great tale for older kids, or one to read to younger children. It is eerie and strange in parts, poignant in others, and yet maintains an optimistic perspective from the hero; a young boy turned into a mouse by a witch who must plot to save the other children of the world. This book is on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 to 1999.


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Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Witches
Dahl, Roald
Quentin Blake
Book condition
second hand - Very Good+
Quantity available
Jonathan Cape
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Signed First Editions; Books to Film; Children's Literature;

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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
uncorrected proof
An uncorrected proof is a printed copy of a book that needs to be reviewed for errors and corrections. They are released prior... [more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [more]
First Edition
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Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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