Roald Dahl [Walt Disney] – The Gremlins – First UK Edition 1944


First UK edition, first printing. Published by Collins, London, in 1944.

Dahl’s first book, written for Walt Disney Productions in anticipation of a feature-length animated film that was never made.


In very good condition. Issued without a wrapper, the pictorial cloth backed boards, illustrated by Al Dempster, are generally clean. There are instances of rubbing and creasing at the corners and slight toning too. The rear panel is remarkably free from handling marks. The end papers are nicely presented and in yellow, brown and red. The internals are generally clean but with slight toning present. The cloth spine is toned and appears slightly soiled, however is mostly intact but with some slight areas of separation. Overall, this is a very good copy of a nice piece of modern culture.