New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First American Edition, first printing, preceding the British edition. First issue, with a five-line colophon on the verso of the last leaf, stating "Bound by H. Wolff, New York." SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Fine and unread in an exceptionally bright and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is especially fresh, with none of the usual fading to the sensitive red-orange spine, only a few tiny closed tears to note. A lovely copy of this Dahl high spot, his second book for children after "Gremlins," difficult to find signed or in this condition.