New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964, 1972. First Editions. Chocolate Facotry was originally published in the US three years before being published in the UK. True first issue of this children's classic with the six line colophon on the last page of the book and no isbn number on the dust jacket. A Fine copy of the book with a previous owner's name on the front end paper, otherwise unread and untouched. In a Very Good+ dust jacket that is a little toned overall, minor wear at the spine ends and a little splash to the rear panel.
Great Glass Elevator is Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities, but presents very well.
Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book about the poor Charlie Bucket winning a ticket to a tour of Willy Wonka’s legendary and mysterious candy factory. The book was inspired by Dahl’s own experiences with chocolate as a young boy and the fierce rivalry between the two principal English chocolate makers, Cadbury and Rowntree. J.K. Rowling named it among her top ten Children’s books and the book appeared on the BBC’s Big Read poll of the nation’s best loved novels. The book was, of course, also adapted into the cult classic 1971 film of the same name.
“He has done it again, gloriously. Fertile invention, rich in humor, acutely observant, he depicts fantastic characters…” (Contemporary New York Times Review) (Item #2237)