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Dahl, Roald
Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1970. First edition, early printing of Dahl's classic children's work in the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. Octavo, original beige cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Ryan Love Roald Dahl." Illustrated by Donald Chaffin. Jacket design by Donna Lampell. Near fine in a very good dust jacket, light offsetting to the front free endpaper. In this story, a gentleman fox outwits three crass and vindictive farmers in order to protect his family from extinction. The beginning chapters describe the characters, the following sixteen present a constant stream of adventures as the bitter confrontation ensues between Mr. Fox and Boggis, Bunce and Bean. It was adapted into film by director Wes Anderson and released in 2009 and features the voices of George Clooney as Mr. Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs Fox, Bill Murray as Badger, Hugo Guinness as Bunce, and Michael Gambon as Bean. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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