London: Jonathan Cape and Queen Anne Press, 2014. [Children's illustrated] LIMITED EDITION, no 80 of 100 copies only, this set being additionally SIGNED BY THE ARTIST John Burningham to each book. 3 volumes, tall octavos, complete. Pp.48, 48, 48. Publisher's white hardcovers in glossy pictorial dust-wrappers. A facsimile of the first edition of Ian Fleming's famous children's story about the Pott family and their adventures with the magical car, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. The original edition was illustrated by renowned artist John Burningham as only his second commission; for this edition he has re-worked some of his original artwork. The three volumes are presented in a racing green slipcase and are absolutely fine. Signatures obtained in person by Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert. A classic adventure story featuring a high-spirited family and their magical car. Basis for the Oscar-nominated film musical scripted by Roald Dahl. Item #54084
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