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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. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1964].

    First edition (the American edition preceded the English edition by three years), first issue (with the six-line colophon). 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. Binding very slightly cocked. Tiny snag to top edge of rear board; short tear (approximately three-eighths of an inch) to bottom edge of front board. Original dust jacket is lightly soiled, darkened along spine and fore-edge folds, and with a shallow crease at the top edge, running almost the whole width of the front panel; a couple of tiny chips and three closed tears ranging in length from a quarter-inch to one-and -one-half inch (the longest along the front flap fold). Overall, a near fine copy of a childhood classic.


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