“I want an Oompa-Loompa!' screamed Veruca": First Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Signed by Roald Dahl

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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. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light wear to the foot of the spine and to the extremities. One of the most enduring post war children’s books and a timeless classic.

"Charlie earned for its author a cult following among child readers Dahl has been called a literary genius; his books have been considered modern fairy tales" (Silvey, 186). "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is already a great classic work [and] one of the most enduring post-war children’s books Dahl is undeniably special" (Connolly, 102).