Inscribed by Roald Dahl to Eunice Kennedy ShriverRoald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, .
First edition (the American edition preceded the English edition by three years), first issue (with the six-line colophon). Inscribed by Roald Dahl to Eunice Kennedy Shriver on the front free endpaper ("For Eunice and all her children with love from Roald Dahl May 1965"). Octavo. 161 pages. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman.
Publisher's original red cloth, with blind-stamped title on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. Top edge stained red/purple. Mustard endpapers. Gilt on spine dulled. Some paper residue from the dampstained dust jacket has adhered to some areas of the cloth, along board edges and spine; water droplet stains to top page edges. Some discoloration from dampstaining to top margin of front free endpaper, not intruding into inscription. Else, contents bright and unaffected by any moisture damage. 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. Jacket is rubbed, with some small chips along top edge, some creasing, and some dampstaining, most discernible on verso. In overall very good or better condition. A wonderful association copy of a children's classic, inscribed by the author. From the library at Hickory Hill, home of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.
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