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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

By Dahl, Roald




Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) is a children's book by Norwegian-British author Roald Dahl. This story is an adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1967, and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1967. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The book's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was written by Roald Dahl in 1972. The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl's experience of chocolate companies during his schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new products. At that time Cadbury and Rowntree's were England's two largest chocolate makers, and they each often tried to steal trade secrets by sending spies into the other's factory, posing as employees. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the factory that inspired Roald Dahl to write Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD

SCHINDELMAN, JOSEPH. DAHL,ROALD. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. NY: Knopf (1964). 8vo, red cloth blind stamped on cover, [162]p, Fine in near fine dust wrapper only slightly creased at top of spine. 1st edition. (correct printing info). Illustrated in black & white by Joseph Schindelman. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY DAHL on the endpaper! An outstanding copy.

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$11,000.00

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue with the six line colophon on the last page. Octavo, original red cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. An excellent example with light wear in an near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to the foot of the spine and to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. "Charlie earned for its author a cult following among child readers Dahl has been called a literary genius; his books have been considered modern fairy tales" (Silvey, 186). "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is already a great classic work [and] one of the most enduring post-war children's books Dahl is undeniably special" (Connolly, 102).

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$11,000.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

DAHL, Roald.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Original red cloth, title device to upper board blindstamped, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained puce, mustard endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Fine copy. First edition, first printing, first issue with the six lines of printing information on the last page. This was cut to five in all subsequent issues. The US edition precedes the English by three years.

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$9,711.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, ROALD

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition; first issue. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear. One of a few children’s books of the last half of the twentieth-century with legitimate claim to classic status, this chronicle of the adventures of Willy Wonka, generally found well-worn by its readers, is very uncommon in this condition.

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$8,500.00

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, second issue, in full red cloth and with five lines of publishing information on last page. First-issue dust jacket, without the ISBN number on the rear panel. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "This book is for Maura Dhu who's [sic] father we love Roald Dahl." Also, signed by Dahl's wife, "Patricia Neal Dahl March 1968", in her hand. The recipient was Maura Dhu, daughter of Jack Albertson, the actor who played Charlie Bucket's Grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film version of this title. A nice association. "Charlie earned for its author a cult following among child readers Dahl has been called a literary genius; his books have been considered modern fairy tales" (Silvey, 186). "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is already a great classic work [and] one of the most enduring post-war children’s books Dahl is undeniably special" (Connolly, 102).

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$7,200.00

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dahl, Roald; illustrated by Faith Jacques:

London: George Allen and Unwin. 1967. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher’s laminated pictorial boards. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and sharp with only light rubbing and toning to the extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner’s inscriptions or stamps. Illustrated with line drawings by Faith Jacques throughout. Inscribed copies of the first UK edition of Charlie are rare in commerce. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case, the titles in gilt on red labels to the spine. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper “To TORSTEN JUNGSTEDT / With warmest wishes / and many thanks for a / pleasant visit / Roald Dahl / Jan 2nd / 1968”. The recipient was a Swedish journalist and film critic who worked for the BBC and produced television and radio programs in Sweden. An author of multiple books he had a keen interest in crime fiction, and was a long-standing member of the Swedish crime writers' Academy. His extensive collection of crime fiction was donated to the Swedish Crime Library in Eskilstuna. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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$7,121.40

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, ROALD

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition; first issue. A fine copy in a dust jacket with just a little faint browning at the top of the front panel; in a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. One of a few children’s books of the last half of the twentieth-century to legitimately claim classic status, these adventures of Willy Wonka are usually read to death, and it is uncommon in superior condition.

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$6,500.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald |

1964. first edition. “The Adventures of Four Nasty Children and Our Herowith Mr. Willy Wonka and His Famous Candy Plant”DAHL, Roald. 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 3/16 x 6 1/16 inches; 234 x 155 mm.). [12], 161, [1], [1, blank], [1, “About the Author” (six lines of text plus “About the Author”) and colophon (six lines)] pp. Black and white text illustrations.Original red cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. A 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 mildly soiled and has a few light creases and tiny closed tears, but overall, is in excellent condition.“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.Grolier 100 Children's Literature #98.

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$6,500.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. (1964). First. First edition, first issue. Spine lettering rubbed, and a little soiling on the boards, else near fine in a price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears and very slight toning. A subversive children's classic, and the basis for two memorable films, first starring Gene Wilder and later Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. A handsome copy. .

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$4,000.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth titled in gilt, brown topstain. First edition, state with six-line colophon at rear. Slight discoloration to cloth at front panel bottom edge, small stain to textblock leading edge. Small tape ghost to half title page. Colophon page has a soft crease. A square firm unmarked copy. The first state DJ in mylar with flap price of $3. 95 intact is slightly toned at spine and has two tiny closed edge tears, no ISBN to rear. This handsome copy is housed in a beautiful pictorial custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$3,999.99

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. (1964). First. First edition, first issue. Two small shadows on the rear pastedown, else fine in very good plus dustwrapper with a faintly creased tear on the front panel, very light edgewear, and a little age-toning. A subversive children's classic, and the basis for two memorable films starring first Gene Wilder and later Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. .

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$3,850.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

DAHL, Roald.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, titles to spine gilt, decorative multi-coloured title and chocolate bar inlay to front board, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, edges gilt. Black and white illustrations throughout by Joseph Schindelman. A fine copy. First edition, first printing of Dahl's tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious Willy Wonka, preceding the English edition by three years.

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$3,884.40

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition. Joseph Schindelman. Octavo, 161pp., with profuse b/w drawings by Joseph Schindelman. The true first edition (the English edition was not published until 1967), first issue, with six lines of printing information on the last page, a price of $3.95 on the dustjacket, mustard yellow endpapers, and no ISBN on the rear dustjacket panel. As called for in the first edition, the Oompa-Loompas are black and African, not orange or white. Just about fine, with no names, inscriptions, soil, etc., bound in burgundy cloth with the title medallion stamped in blind on the front panel and the spine title in gilt, with a possible faint hint of fingermarks on the rear panel near the outer margin. Two dustjackets are included, the original and a facsimile. The original dustjacket is complete and without tears or nicks, though there is a small triangular crease at the top of the front dustjacket flap. However, the jacket shows soil and foxing on both front and back, and its present "as-found" condition could -- and should -- be upgraded by a specialist in dustjacket restoration. The facsimile dustjacket is new and of course perfect.

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$3,750.00

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD

SCHINDELMAN, JOSEPH. DAHL,ROALD. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. NY: Alfred Knopf (1964). 8vo, red cloth blind stamped on cover, [162]p, Fine in VG dust wrapper with a few closed margin tears and creases. 1st edition, 1st printing (correct colophon and no isbn #). Illustrated in black & white by Joseph Schindelman. Later copies have the same original published price but have the ISBN # on rear cover amongst other indicators that they are not first, thus proving that the price is not the determinant of edition. Even later editions change the nature of the Oompa-Loompas who are portrayed as stereotypical Blacks in the first edition. LAID-IN IS A BLACK AND WHITE GLOSSY PHOTO OF DAHL INSCRIBED BY DAHL (6 1/2 x 8"). This is a nice copy made more special with the photo.

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$3,500.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

DAHL, Roald.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine gilt, to front board in blind, dark brown top edge, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Touch of foxing to lower edge of text block; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with a couple of trivial nicks and chips to spine ends and tips. First edition, first printing, with the six-line colophon on the final page which was cut to five in subsequent printings. The book was not published in Britain until 1967.

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$3,237.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition, First Issue 1st Printing. Maroon Cloth. Very Good + Book/Very Good Dustjacket. Joseph Schindelman. First Issue (Six Line Colophon, Maroon Cloth Binding, 25/32" Thick Which Is A Little Thinner Than Later Issues, Mustard Endpapers, Top Edge Of Page Block Maroon) In Correct Dust Jacket (Price $3.95, No Isbn Number On Rear Panel). Book Lightly Used, Pages Clean And Tight, No Marks, No Fraying. Dust Jacket Shows Usage, But Complete, Not Price-Clipped, Wear At Top And Bottom Of Spine With Two 1 Mm V-Chips At Bottom Of Spine, 1/2" Closed Tear At Lower Rear Spine Edge, A Tiny Loss Of Paper Along Top Edge Of Spine, A Little Dust/Rubbing/Faint Soiling, Light Wear Along Upper And Lower Edges, And Some Faint Wrinkling, From General Use; Large Personal Engraved Bookplate, Laid In Loosely, With Some Light Glue Marks On Front Pastedown Where It Was Attached, No Damage To Endpapers Except A Small Area Of Glue Discoloration. Christmas 1964 Inscription In Ink On Verso Of Front Endpaper.

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$2,500.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

New York: Knopf. 1964. First Edition. Near Fine (name on endpaper, bright & clean) in very good dj; 1" tear on mid-front &small tear on rear corner, light soil; red cloth, mustard yellow endpapers, 3.95 dj & 6 lines on colophon. .

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$2,450.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth titled in gilt, chocolate- colored topstain. First edition, first state with six line colophon at rear. Mild handsoil to cloth, minor spotting to front endpages. Bottom corners nudged/rubbed. Slight spotting or foxing to textblock leading edge. A few scattered spots to pages. The first issue DJ with no ISBN to rear in mylar is toned, mildly foxed at edge, slightly chipped at points. Sticker remnant to rear panel. Flap price of $3.95 intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$2,449.99

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

DAHL, Roald (1916-1990), [SCHINDELMAN, Joseph, illustrator].

New York, NY: Knopf, 1964.. FIRST EDITION. First issue, with the six lines of printing information on last page; later issues have five. TRUE FIRST, preceding the English edition by three years. Octavo, pp. 161. Bound in publisher's original red cloth, blind title to upper board with gilt titling to spine, top edge stained purple, yellow endpapers. In a pictorial dustjacket with Wonka chocolate bar decorating front panel. Dramatically illustrated throughout with rather peculiar artwork by Joseph Schindelman. A near-fine copy of the book, gift inscription to flyleaf c.1960s, a little edgewear to jacket. A clean, bright item. Dahl's story continues to divide critics; although hugely influential and consistently popular amongst adults and children alike, the book has faced the derision of certain readers. Literary historian John Rowe Townsend has described the book as "fantasy of an almost literally nauseating kind" and accused it of "astonishing insensitivity" regarding the original portrayal of the Oompa-Loompas [Written For Children!, Kestral Books]. Others have remarked upon the anti-Indian sentiment shown through the inappropriate naming of the Indian Prince 'Pondicherry'. A tale fated to provoke an intense emotional response in its readers.

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$2,395.38

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

Knopf, 1964 A near fine first edition, first issue (six lines of printing information instead of five lines on the last page) in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$2,250.00