First Printing undated but published 1944. No inscriptions and one of 2000 published. A very gooh tight copy with slight edge wear. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The GREMLINS A Walt Disney Production A ...
Éditeur : Collins
Date d'édition : 1944
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre 1943. Hard Back. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : No DJ. Some marks to cover, bumping to corners. Small amount of clear tape to spine. Small (1cm strip cut from each endpaper. Some pencil marks to front free endpapers. Neat inscription dated 1943 to half title page. Overall very good copy. Please contact us for images of further details. N° de réf. du libraire 007068
Description du livre London Collins, 1944. Hardcover. État : Good. 1st Edition. FIRST UK EDITION (1944), first published in the U.S.A. in 1943, 4to, 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, cloth backed boards with coloured illustration on red background to upper board, lower board plain grey, endpapers illustrated red and brown on yellow, no pagination (52 pages). 12 full page coloured illustrations, 1 double page, other black and white illustrations. Spine cloth lightly soiled, corners and board edges rubbed, cardboard showing at tip of lower corners, slight crease 30 mm (1¼") from tip of top corner on upper board, 10 mm (¼") split at foot of upper hinge (see image) tail of front hinge, upper board a touch dusty looking, a few minor marks to lower board, slight chipping to surface colour at lower edge of upper board (max 5 mm, ¼"). Contents nice, occasional slight fingermark. Good plus, issued without dustwrapper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. N° de réf. du libraire 18815
Description du livre Random House, 1943. Hardcover. État : Good - Used. Etat de la jaquette : Missing. Covers show wear and faint bow, small paper loss flyleaf at gutter, one page has closed tear. Dahl's first book. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. N° de réf. du libraire 23698
Description du livre London Collins, 1944. FIRST UK EDITION (1944), first published in the U.S.A. in 1943, 4to, 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, buff cloth backed boards with coloured illustration on red background to upper board, lower board plain blue/grey, endpapers illustrated red and brown on yellow, no pagination (52 pages). 12 full page coloured illustrations, 1 double page, other black and white illustrations. Spine cloth lightly soiled and slightly wrinkled at top and bottom, corners and board edges rubbed, cardboard showing at tip of all corners, neat brief inscription to half title (see image), occasional very slight faint foxing to margins, staples rusty, binding sound. A very good copy, issued without dustwrapper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. N° de réf. du libraire 19226
Description du livre London Collins, 1944. FIRST UK EDITION (1944), first published in the U.S.A. in 1943, 4to, 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, cloth backed boards with colour illustration on red ground to upper board, endpapers illustrated red and brown on yellow, no pagination (52 pages). 12 full page colour illustrations, 1 double page, other black and white illustrations. Spine cloth slightly darkened, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") surface colour missing at top corner of upper cover, boards very slightly rubbed along lower edge, very slight surface wrinkle across lower corner of upper cover, 20 mm (¾") from tip. Contents very nice. A very good copy (issued without dustwrapper). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. N° de réf. du libraire 18792
Description du livre Oxford University Press London [ 1944 ], 1944. 1st edition. 4to. Unpaginated circa 28pp. 13 single & 1 double page colour plate + numerous bw illustrations in text. Red paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, yellow lettering + Spitfire aeroplane with 3 little funny creatures on wings on front. Original yellow decorated eps. Covers : shelf knock front top edge, rubs front corners, slight rubs rear corners, tiny hole in fold of spine, slight mark front else very clean& complete. Contents : faintest fox marks to eps else very clean & tight Very clean complete copy. VG. N° de réf. du libraire 52554
Description du livre Sydney: Ayres [sic] and James: Copyright 1943 by Walt Disney Productions) First Australian Edition. Printed in Australia by Shepherd and Newman, Sydney., 1943. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. First Edition. 1st Australian edition, Sydney: Ayres [sic] and James: Copyright 1943 by Walt Disney Productions) Printed in Australia by Shepherd and Newman. Autographed by Roald Dahl. Dahl's first book. Illustrated with 13 full page (one double page) color plates and black and white drawings by the Walt Disney Studio throughout the text. 29 cm. Inscribed, "Love from Roald Dahl". Roald Dahl Foundation book plate (established by Dahl's widow after her husband's death in 1990. Housed in gorgeous custom made red leather clam shell case with inlaid Gremlins on front. Some restoration work done to binding. Lacking dust jacket. Roald Dahl served in the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot and Wing Commander. In 1940 Dahl's plane was hit by a machine gun fire and he was severely injured. He was sent to the United States as an attache while secretly working for British Secret Service to elicit American support for the British war effort. "His wartime experiences led him to write The Gremlins, a fantasy about a race of tiny people who live in Air Force planes and cause all the technical troubles that pilots experience; the story was serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1942 and the film rights were bought by Disney, though filming never took place" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature). According to Penguin Press, the book "caught Eleanor Roosevelt's eye and Roald became a not infrequent guest at the White House and FDR's weekend retreat, Hyde Park.". N° de réf. du libraire 1607200162
Description du livre London and Glasgow: Collins, , 1944. Quarto (274 × 217 mm). Deluxe binding of blue calf, front cover titled in gilt and with a gremlin stamped in blind, cloud-effect blue endpapers. Extremities rubbed, internally bright and clean, a very good copy. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition of the previous year. A special copy, bound for presentation, signed by 32 assorted dignitaries, probably at a special dinner in London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The eclectic group of signatories include Air Marshall Richard Peck, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, London, and Dahl's superior, to whom Dahl wrote about his time in Hollywood "wangling the script" into Disney and boasting about the imminent book publication; Sir Charles Johns Mole, British architect who served in the Ministry of Works, eventually becoming its director-general; the Labour parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Works, George Hicks MP; and the great jockey Gordon Richards. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have invented them, though they had been common currency in the RAF and had appeared in print at least once before) and partly because the British Air Ministry wanted final approval of the script and production. It was eventually agreed that royalties would be split between the RAF Benevolent Fund and Dahl. The book is still described on the title and the front cover as being "From the Walt Disney Production", although the Disney studio had written to Dahl in August 1943 cancelling any further preproduction work. The US edition is much sought-after by Dahl collectors but is not especially scarce - the print run was 50,000 copies. The British edition was not so large and is much less often encountered. N° de réf. du libraire 83206