The Witches by Roald Dahl [U.S. FIRST EDITION] 1983 • Rare Library Binding
The Witches by Roald Dahl w. illustrations by Quentin Blake
U.S. FIRST EDITION • LIBRARY BOUND  FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
Rare full sized library binding with standard issue trade dust jacket with pictorial turtle-back style boards, black title on spine, and synopsis on rear. Contents appear to be a first edition / 14th printing.
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.
Dust jacket has some mild water staining, camouflages well [see photos] and a small tear near barcode. Otherwise, looks fantastic in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book shows wear from use. Nice clean pictorial boards; very tightly bound.
Some soiling to text block. Pages show some mild wear and the odd stain or two. [see last photo for the worst of it]
This is not a fairy-tale. This is about real witches. Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Well, if you don't know yet you'd better find out quickly-because there's nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she'll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them.