First Edition, First Issue in Original Dust Jacket
DAHL, Roald. BURKERT, Nancy Ekholm. James and the Giant Peach. A Children's Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 1961.
First edition, first issue (with colophon stating this was bound by Wolff Press) of the author's first children's book. Large octavo (10 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180). [8],119 [1, About the Author] pp. Illustrated with full-page color plates and with color and black & white text illustrations.

Red cloth stamped in blind on the front cover and in gilt on the spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Green endpapers. Top edge dyed yellow. Very light soiling to half-title. Some minor finger soiling to a few spots. A bit of very light rubbing to bottom of the spine. Jacket a just very slightly rubbed at top and bottom of spine. Altogether, a near fine bright, handsome copy of this children's classic.

"In his first book for children, the famous author of KISS KISS has woven a fast-paced, hilarious saga, in the best traditions of the fantastic..." (From front flap).

HBS # 67802 $2,750