"I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!": First Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Inscribed by Roald Dahl
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Item Number: 5674
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 actor who played Charlie Bucket’s Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film version of this title. A nice association.
"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 childrens books Dahl is undeniably special" (Connolly, 102).
Other Books by this Author
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men": First Edition of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; Signed by Roald Dahl
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
First edition of the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Random House, 1943.
First edition of Dahl’s rare first book, with 14 vibrant full-page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some small chips and wear.
"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 Matilda; Signed By Him
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition of Dahl’s popular story of a young girl, her genius, and her indifferent parents. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly 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. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
“Don't gobblefunk around with words": Signed Limited Edition of Roald Dahl's BFG; Signed by Him and Illustrator Quentin Blake
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982.
Signed limited edition of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, the illustrator. Fine in a fine slipcase without wear. One of 300 numbered copies, this is number 55.
New York: Random House, 1943.
First edition of Dahl’s rare first book, with 14 vibrant full-page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, “To Tim xxx from Roald Dahl 19/6/43 There should be a bowler hat and a tail.” Dahl has added a drawing of a hat and a tail on the gremlin. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": Later printings of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Three Other All-Time Favorites; Thrice Signed And Inscribed by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Plus Three More All-Time Favorites: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
New York: Bantum Books, 1977-1978.
Later printings of four of Dahl’s most beloved works. Octavo, 4 volumes, original illustrated wrappers including the first appearance in paperback of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr. Fox are signed by the author on the dedication page in green ink, “Roald Dahl.” Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is inscribed on the half-title page, “To Little Sammy With Love Roald Dahl 1982.” Each volume is in near fine condition. Housed in a custom illustrated slipcase which is in very good condition. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman, Jill Bennett, and Donald Chaffin. Rare and desirable inscribed by Dahl.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.