New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Early printing. "BOUND BY The Book Press" not "H. Wolff" in the four line colophon. A bright, Fine copy of the book in a just about Fine dust jacket with a small scuff on the spine panel and a few stray marks on the rear panel. On the whole a superior copy of the book that is rarely seen in this condition. If this was the first issue, it would be 10 time the price.
Dahl's second book for children after "Gremlins." A somewhat controversial children’s book due to the cruel treatment James receives living with his aunt and uncle, much like Harry Potter and several other young heroes. After escaping from home in a giant magical peach, James travels the world with his new friends having all sorts of wonderful adventures. Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #1183)