DU BOIS, WILLIAM PENE. DAHL,ROALD. THE MAGIC FINGER. NY: Harper & Row (1966). 4to (7 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial cloth, p., Fine in dust wrapper with price intact, 3 closed tears, rear panel has two half inch pieces off edge. 1st edition, preceding the British edition by 2 years. LAID IN IS A HANDWRITTEN NOTE SIGNED BY DAHL. Written in an autograph book to the owners of Campbell's Bookstore in Los Angeles with whom he became personal friends. (The verso has an inscription from author Margaret Leighton). Dahl's note reads: "Thank you for selling so many copies of 'Charlie' and 'James'. Roald Dahl Feb. 5, 1965". This is a great story about how a young child gets revenge on her neighbors who are hunters. Wonderful illustrations by WILLIAM PENE DU BOIS - and a fine collaboration on a delicious story.
(Inventory #: 38706)
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