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

London: Jonathan Cape and Queen Anne Press, 2014. Edition limited to 100 copies, this set being one of a few marked 'o/s' [out-of-series]. 3 volumes, tall octavos. Complete. Pp.48, 48, 48. Publisher's white hardcovers in glossy pictorial dust-wrappers. A facsimile of the first edition of Ian Fleming's famous children's story about the Pott family and their adventures with the magical car, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. The original edition was illustrated by renowned artist John Burningham as only his second commission; for this edition he has re-worked some of his original artwork for the book. The three volumes are presented in a racing green slipcase. Very fine/unread. A classic adventure story featuring a high-spirited family and their magical car. Basis for the Oscar-nominated film musical scripted by Roald Dahl. Item #51621

Price: £165.00