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    "The Adventures of Four Nasty Children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and His Famous Candy Plant"

    Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1964].

    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 (9.1875 x 6.125 inches; 233 x 155 mm.). [12], 161, [1], [1, blank], [1, "About the Author" and colophon] pp. Black and white text illustrations.

    Original red cloth with front cover decoratively in blind, back cover stamped in blind with the publisher's device, and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. Minimal rubbing to extremities. A bit of tape residue on the outer corners of the pastedowns, slight crease to rear pastedown. A near fine copy. 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 faint dampstaining to the front panel, a short tear to the rear flap fold reinforced with tape on the verso, a few additional small chips and short tears, one at the upper edge of the front flap reinforced with tape on the verso.

    "Concerning the adventures of four nasty children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant" (front panel of dust jacket).

    Tim Burton's 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, is the second film adaptation of this children's book, the first being Mel Stuart's 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket.


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