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Item:123704692249CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ROALD DAHLILLUSTRATED BY JOSEPH SCHINDELMAN ALFRED A. KNOPF NEW YORK 1964 Signed by Roald Dahl on signature cuts adhered at front endpaper: "Love, Roald Dahl". Very attractive. Rare first edition, first state with six-line colophon; matching facsimile wrapper without isbn number at back. Charming, original illustration throughout this first edition by Joseph Schindelman. Includes the infamous Oompa-Loompa illustrations (excised in later editions). Dark red full cloth boards, sharply embossed title design at front board, crisp gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear. Chocolate colored top-stain, moderate discoloration. Pages near fine; no writing. Mustard endpapers. Bind fine; hinges intact. Preserved in fine facsimile wrapper matching first edition design; protected in new clear sleeve. Near fine example of the rare first printing in new wrapper. Concerning the adventures of four nasty children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant. Darkly humorous, slightly creepy, and ultimately the tale of a nice guy who just might finish first, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the prolific Roald Dahl's most popular works. Life changes for a poor but kindhearted boy named Charlie Bucket when he manages to win one of five golden tickets that allows him and a guest of his choice to tour the chocolate factory of an eccentric and reclusive candy inventor named Willy Wonka. On the big day, Charlie and the other visitors are warned to obey all of Mr. Wonka's strict, but rather strange, rules for behavior. What will happen if they disobey? And why has Mr. Wonka allowed them to tour his factory in the first place? Introduces readers to such unforgettable characters as the hardworking Oompa-Loompas, the extremely spoiled Veruca Salt, and, as readers will soon discover, the aptly named Violet Beauregarde. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 162 pages. Insured post.Condition:Very Good/New, Printing Year:1964, Modified Item:No, Topic:Adventure Fantastique, Binding:Fine Binding, Illustrator:Joseph Schindelman, Author:Roald Dahl, Subject:Literature & Fiction, Special Attributes:1st Edition
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CHARLIE and The CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1964) ROALD DAHL, SIGNED, 1ST EDITION