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    First Edition, First Issue of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Signed by Dahl and in the Original Dust Jacket

    Roald Dahl. James and the Giant Peach. A Children's Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1961]. First edition, first issue (with five-line colophon stating "Bound by H. Wolff, New York" instead of The Book Press, and no mention of the "Charlie" series or printing history). Signed by Dahl on the front free endpaper. Quarto. [viii], [120] pages. With illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Publishers' full red cloth, boards stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Original first issue dust jacket (no listing of ISBN number). Very mild sunning to the cloth spine of the book, which is mostly bright and very nice overall. Jacket toned, and worn with some short tears, minor chips and light soiling. Still, a very good copy of the true first edition of this book, written before Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the English edition of James and the Giant Peach was not published until six years later).

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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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