The Mildenhall Treasure

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Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape, 1999, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Ralph Steadman
      • To identify: Used number line and published with a jacket priced at £14.99.
    • Knopf, 2000, USA.
      • Illustrated by: Ralph Steadman
      • To identify: Used a number line and published with a jacket priced at $22.95.
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During World War II, a British plowman discovered a hoard of Roman silver while plowing a field in the Suffolk countryside. Unaware of the treasure’s value, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his by the man who hired him. The 34 pieces of silver were discovered after the war by the authorities and taken to the British Museum, where they reside today. Master storyteller Roald Dahl relates the unforgettable and true tale of the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles.


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