Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Item Number: 2067
New York: Knopf, 1964.
First edition, first issue, with the six line colophon on the last page. Signed by Dahl on the front free endpaper. Octavo, original publishers red cloth with blind stamped title to the front board, spine lettered in gilt. Fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light wear to the foot of the spine and to the extremities. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. One of the most enduring post war children’s books and a timeless classic.
Other Books by this Author
"Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...": First Edition Of Roald Dahls Beloved Book Matilda; Signed By Him
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl on the half title page. Lightest of rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious": First Edition of James and the Giant Peach; Inscribed by Roald Dahl in the year of Publication and signed by the illustrator
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Virginia Jane and Alexander Charles with lots of good wishes and heaps of love from Roald Dahl November 1961.” Additionally signed by the illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in the original dust jacket that shows wear to the foot of the spine and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy, rare signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
"Come right up close to me and I will show you something wonderful": First Edition of James and the Giant Peach; Signed by Roald Dahl and Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper, and additionally signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket that shows some wear to the crown and foot of the spine and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First Edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
"I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!": First Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Inscribed by Roald Dahl
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964.
First edition, second issue, in full red cloth and with five lines of publishing information on last page. First-issue dust jacket, without the ISBN number on the rear panel. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “This book is for Maura Dhu who’s [sic] father we love Roald Dahl.” Also, signed by Dahl’s wife, “Patricia Neal Dahl March 1968”, in her hand. The recipient was Maura Dhu, daughter of Jack Albertson, the man who played Charlie Bucket’s Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film version of this title. A nice association.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Anniversary editions of the the four Eloise books. Also included is the fifth volume “Eloise Takes A Bawth”. Slim folio, 5 volumes. Each is signed by Hilary Knight and each are fine in fine dust jackets.
New York: Scribners, 1979.
First edition of the author’s Newberry award-winning novel. Octavo, original red boards. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket with a few short closed tears, and without the Newberry award winning sticker on the front panel. Signed by the author who has added some lines from this work.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.
First Edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the title page. Fine in a fine dustjacket. A wonderfully illustrated book bearing Tudor’s personal recipes.