London: Jonathan Cape, 1964-5. [Children's illustrated] FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes, complete. Octavo (25 x 16 x 6cm), pp.48; pp.48; pp.48. Eyecatching illustrations throughout by John Burningham. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark green morocco leather with matching cloth boards, gilt to spine, top edges gilt., original pictorial endpapers and covers preserved at rear. The set is housed in a fleece-line racing green cloth slip-case. A fine set, attractively presented in a recent leather binding. 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 #60982
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