Roald Dahl – The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – First UK Edition 1977 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

Roald Dahl – The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – First UK Edition 1977 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

Roald Dahl henry Sugar First Edition Signed

Roald Dahl – The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – First UK Edition 1977 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

£2,750.00

In stock

£2,750.00

A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1977. A fine book INSCRIBED to Douglas (Highton) ‘Love/Roald/ Oct 1977’ on the front free endpaper. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. Comes with a handwritten postcard from Roald Dahl, stating; ‘Dear Douglas – You’ll find your name in ‘The Swan’, and a little reminiscence of St. Peters in ‘Lucky Break’. Yours, Roald’. The postcard is on Dahl’s ‘Gipsy House headed postcard. A superb association. 

Douglas Highton attended St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare with Roald Dahl.  As a friend, Douglas supported Roald during an incident at school, which Roald would never forget and later recounted in his autobiographical book ‘Boy’. Douglas also appears anecdotally in the short story ‘Lucky Break’, and as a character in the short story ‘The Swan’. The two stayed in touch over the years and Douglas would visit Roald at home in Great Missenden where Roald kindly signed many books for Douglas’ grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca.

Availability: 1 in stock SKU: 11701 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , ,

Description

A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1977. A fine book INSCRIBED to Douglas (Highton) ‘Love/Roald/ Oct 1977’ on the front free endpaper. In a near fine unclipped wrapper. Comes with a handwritten postcard from Roald Dahl, stating; ‘Dear Douglas – You’ll find your name in ‘The Swan’, and a little reminiscence of St. Peters in ‘Lucky Break’. Yours, Roald’. The postcard is on Dahl’s ‘Gipsy House headed postcard. A superb association. 

Douglas Highton attended St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare with Roald Dahl.  As a friend, Douglas supported Roald during an incident at school, which Roald would never forget and later recounted in his autobiographical book ‘Boy’. Douglas also appears anecdotally in the short story ‘Lucky Break’, and as a character in the short story ‘The Swan’. The two stayed in touch over the years and Douglas would visit Roald at home in Great Missenden where Roald kindly signed many books for Douglas’ grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca.

15% OFF
CLAIM OFFER
Opt-in
YOUR FIRST ORDER
CLAIM
20% OFF
CLAIM
YOUR FIRST ORDER
GET MY DISCOUNT CODE
Opt-in