Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, 1st/1st, 1990

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, 1st/1st, 1990

£60.00Price

London: Jonathan Cape, (1990). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The Quentin Blake illustrated wrapper is with light bumping at the front face and slight crumpling at the corners- it has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks and altogether tight to the binding. The text blocks are very minimally discoloured on the side. This copy is in highly collectible condition. The last of Dahl's books to be published in his lifetime; he died just two months later. Unlike other Dahl works (which often feature tyrannical adults and heroic/magical children), Esio Trot is the story of an ageing, lonely man (Mr Hoppy), trying to make a connection with a person that he has loved from afar.