First Edition in Dust Jacket, Inscribed by the Author
DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf , [1964].
The true first edition (preceding the UK edition by three years), first issue, with six lines of printing information (instead of five) on the final page. Octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 233 x 155 mm). [12], 161, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Black and white text illustrations. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Veronica/Remembering the/ magnificent job/ she did with all/ the children of Alberobello./1965 Roald Dahl" This is a particularly interesting association based on Dahl's involvement with children's homes and charities.

Publisher's original red cloth with covers stamped in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. Mustard endpapers. In the original color pictorial dust jacket. Jacket spine very slightly sunned. A small chip to bottom of jacket spine and a half-inch closed tear to front panel. Two small brown stains and some shallow creases to back panel of jacket. Some very minor sunning to cloth edges and gilt slightly rubbed at top and bottom of the spine. Overall a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

“The adventures of four nasty children and our hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant”(from the jacket).

HBS # 68252 $12,500