Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car. Illustrated by John Burningham.

London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1968,1964, 1965. SET OF THREE VOLUMES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Complete. Octavos, pp. 48; 48; 48. Bound in publisher's white card boards in glossy pictorial dustwrappers. A used yet presentable set with some expected wear, price-clipped but corresponding to the bibliography [Gilbert]. The wrappers have a couple of chips and tears, some shelfwear and age-related toning, discreet backing tape to third volume. A very good, serviceable trio in the original format; the UK edition was only available as a three-decker until 1968, when the first single volume was published by Pan Books. Cape's omnibus hardcover followed in 1971. A classic adventure story featuring a high-spirited family and their magical car. Fleming's captivating tale formed the basis for the Oscar-nominated film musical, scripted by Roald Dahl. Item #40710

Gilbert A17a (1), A17a (4), A17a (6).

Price: £595.00

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