Vile Verses

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

  • First editions: 
    • Viking, 2005, USA.
      • To identify: Used a number line and published with a dust jacket priced at $25.00.
  • Published in UK as: Songs and Verse


Roald Dahl is best remembered as the author of many well-loved children’s stories. But he was also the creator of some astonishingly imaginative, outrageous, and wonderfully disgusting verses. From oozing grobes to slimy slugs, this extraordinary collection is bursting with Dahl’s poems, verses, and songs. And with full-color original illustrations from a distinguished group of more than twenty artists, including Quentin Blake, William Joyce, and Lane Smith, this lavish volume is a must-have for any Dahl fan’s library.