Matilda by Roald Dahl [U.K. FIRST EDITION] 1988 • 2nd Printing
Matilda by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake.
FIRST EDITION • SECOND PRINTING  JONATHAN CAPE U.K.
True First Edition printed in London by Jonathan Cape.
2nd Printing. 1988
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in strong shape; some mild water staining to underside [visible on lower edges; see photos] White sticker patch over rear panel. Dust jacket housed in a new HQ Brodart jacket protector.
Book is very nice; clean red boards with gilded spine. Reads beautifully with some tanning to pages.
Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Only sweet, gentle Matilda knows. Because she's the one playing all the jokes! She's a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred pounds of kid-hating bully. Pull a trick on "The Trunchbull" and she'll string you up. Get rid of The Trunchbull and you'll be a hero for every kid in Crunchem Hall. But that would take a superhuman genius. Or may a sweet, gentle—crafty—genius?