Roald Dahl's ClassicRoald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, .
The true first edition (preceding the English edition by three years). First issue, with six lines of printing information (instead of five) in the colophon on the final page. Octavo. , 161, , [1, blank], [1, "About the Author" and colophon] pages. Black and white illustrations in text. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman.
Original red cloth titles stamped in blind on the front board, back board stamped in blind with the publisher's device, and spine lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate (appropriately). Light shelf wear to boards. Contents bright, with a former owner's name written (small) in ink on the front free endpaper. In the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with no ISBN number on the rear panel and with the price $3.95 on the front flap. The jacket is slightly browned, with some old tape residue and closed tears along the edges.
A slightly creepy morality tale with wonderful character names: Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Mike Teavee, Violet Beauregard, and the hero Charlie Bucket. And could there ever be a better Willy Wonka than Gene Wilder?
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