New York: Random House, 1943. Minute indentation lower edge front cover. Corners very lightly worn. Small, light stain spot bottom of rear cover. Tiny brown spot bottom of title-page. Dust jacket is worn and chipped at spine and front and back folds. 1" paper loss at bottom of spine with "E: of Random House missing. Small areas of paper loss at top of spine and folds. See photos. Several closed tears repaired with archival tape. . Price of $1.00 present on front blurb. Quite a clean copy. This was Roald Dahl's first book, a story he wrote while serving in the Royal Air Force. Walt Disney bought the rights to make an animated motion picture of the story about "mythical" airplane sabotaging creatures known as "Gremlins". The project was shelved and the movie never came to fruition. The book is scarce in any condition, and ours is much better than is usually found. . First American Edition. Color Illustrated Boards.. Minor Corner and Edge Wear/Chipped Dust Jacket. Quarto.
(Inventory #: 014021)
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