The Mildenhall Treasure - With an original Ralph Steadman ink cartoon - Roald Dahl, Ralph Steadman (Illustrator) 1999 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition A fine copy with an original great big red ink cartoon drawing by Ralph Steadman of Gordon Butcher on the half title page, to which Steadman has added his signature signature, if there is such a thing...

This is the true story of Suffolk ploughman Gordon Butcher who, in 1942, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles. It was Roman silver of unparalleled beauty and value and, not appreciating what he had discovered, Butcher was savagely cheated out of the fortune that should have been his.

The 34 masterpieces, still the most valuable Roman objects in Britain, artistically and by weight of bullion, are now housed at the British Museum.
  pp. 79 [1]   Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 103824   Price: HK$ 4,200