New York: The Dial Press, 1970.
First Edition. Signed with Drawing. 8vo; in the publisher’s black cloth, with dustjacket; 32 unnumbered pages, with illustration; printed in red and in black; with a splendid drawing of Matilda by the illustrator of the book, Steven Kellogg; the dustjacket has shelfwear and has been price-clipped; it is bright and is now protected with a new mylar cover.~~A variation on “Wolf! wolf!” Matilda appears to love telling lies and when she needs help the most (the house is burning down) no one believes her. In tradition of children’s minatory tales from the Victorian era -- “Peter ate lye; Peter died!”~.
Near Fine binding / Very Good dust jacket.