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Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda by Roald Dahl on Monday 1st October 2018, Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is delighted to offer six first editions for sale.

Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication and it formed the basis for both the 1996 film, directed by Danny DeVito, and the successful stage musical, which premiered in November 2010, at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Pom Harrington the owner of Peter Harrington Rare Books told ANF: “In recent years Matilda has become our top-selling book which we feel in part is due to the popularity of Matilda the Musical. Matilda is a fabulous spirited girl and the book is loved by adults and children alike. It is often the first book people acquire when starting to collect books and with prices starting from £400 it is very affordable and makes a wonderful birthday, anniversary, Christmas and Christening present or a gift for yourself.”

Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

First edition of Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988) £400

Peter Harrington also has for sale these two inscribed first editions of Matilda. The first is a presentation copy which is inscribed by Roald Dahl at the front, "To all the Briggs', with love, Roald. 9/4/88". Michael Briggs operated on Dahl's spine in 1978, and the two became friends, with Dahl inscribing several copies of his books for the family over the years. (£4,000)

The second is a first edition inscribed by the author to "Camilla, love Roald Dahl". (£3,500)

Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!


Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!
Inscribed copies of Matilda


Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

Pom Harrington


Peter Harrington Rare Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association and offers an unconditional guarantee of every item’s authenticity and completeness as described.




News & Fairs Previews

Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda by Roald Dahl on Monday 1st October 2018, Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is delighted to offer six first editions for sale.

Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication and it formed the basis for both the 1996 film, directed by Danny DeVito, and the successful stage musical, which premiered in November 2010, at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Pom Harrington the owner of Peter Harrington Rare Books told ANF: “In recent years Matilda has become our top-selling book which we feel in part is due to the popularity of Matilda the Musical. Matilda is a fabulous spirited girl and the book is loved by adults and children alike. It is often the first book people acquire when starting to collect books and with prices starting from £400 it is very affordable and makes a wonderful birthday, anniversary, Christmas and Christening present or a gift for yourself.”

Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

First edition of Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988) £400

Peter Harrington also has for sale these two inscribed first editions of Matilda. The first is a presentation copy which is inscribed by Roald Dahl at the front, "To all the Briggs', with love, Roald. 9/4/88". Michael Briggs operated on Dahl's spine in 1978, and the two became friends, with Dahl inscribing several copies of his books for the family over the years. (£4,000)

The second is a first edition inscribed by the author to "Camilla, love Roald Dahl". (£3,500)

Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!


Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!
Inscribed copies of Matilda


Antiques News & Fairs - Peter Harrington - Matilda by Roald Dahl is 30!

Pom Harrington


Peter Harrington Rare Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association and offers an unconditional guarantee of every item’s authenticity and completeness as described.