New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. 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 Near Fine copy of the book with the spine a trifle dulled. In a Near Fine dust jacket with a bit of toning to the spine and very slight chipping at the spine ends, otherwise an excellent copy.
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. The book was also adapted into the cult classic 1971 film of the same name, starring a memorable Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3531)