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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

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind, yellow endpapers, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a purple morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery with decorative multi-coloured title and chocolate bar inlay to front cover. Illustrations throughout. Lettering at spine mildly rubbed, occasional spotting to pages. A very good copy in the dust jacket that has wear to ends of spine, tiny chip to front top edge, closed tear to lower front edge. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing, with the six-line colophon on the final page which was cut to five in subsequent printings. Presentation copy inscribed upside down by the author on the rear endpaper, "To William love from Roald, Oct 12 1979". Inscribed first edition copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are uncommon, as he normally only inscribed books for those close to him.

$17,364.60

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, ROALD

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition; first issue. An unusually fine copy in dust jacket, with just the most 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 loved to death, is exceptionally scarce in this condition. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box.

$12,500.00


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.

$11,000.00


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.

$8,500.00


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.

$6,500.00

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.

$6,500.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1964. First edition, first issue with six lines in the colophon., 1964.. First edition, first issue with six lines in the colophon.. Minor crimp to ower spine, else fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with light toning to spine and short portion of rear panel, less so to edges of rear panel, very minor soiling to front panel, one tiny chip and a few tiny closed tears, overall a very handsome copy, in mylar cover..

$4,500.00


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. .

$4,000.00


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. .

$3,850.00


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. The 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.

$3,750.00


CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Fine/Fine. Originally published in the US three years before being published in the UK. True first issue of this children's classic with the six line colophon on the last page of the book and no isbn number on the dust jacket. Book is in Fine condition with just a couple little spots to the lower edge of the page block, in like dust jacket with only the most minute wear at the spine ends. A lovely copy. Roald Dahl's beloved children's book about the poor Charlie Bucket winning a ticket to a tour of Willy Wonka's legendary and mysterious candy factory. The book was inspired by Dahl's own experiences with chocolate as a young boy and the fierce rivalry between the two principal English chocolate makers, Cadbury and Rowntree. J.K. Rowling named it among her top ten Children's books and the book appeared on the BBC's Big Read poll of the nation's top loved novels. The book was, of course, also adapted into the cult classic 1971 film of the same name. "He has done it again, gloriously. Fertile invention, rich in humor, acutely observant, he depicts fantastic characters…" (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in Fine. dust jacket.

$3,500.00


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.

$3,500.00


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald (1916-1990)

Knopf, New York. 1964., 1964. FIRST EDITION. First Issue with the six lines of printing information on the last page; later issues have five. TRUE FIRST, preceding the English edition by some three years. 8vo., pp161, original red cloth, title device to upper board in blind, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained purple, mustard endpapers, original dustjacket. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. A near fine copy of the book with near-contemporary gift inscription to flyleaf, jacket is slightly edgworn. A clean bright copy. Roald Dahl received the World Fantasy Award [Lifetime Achievement] in 1983 Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

$2,920.41


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. First edition, first issue, with a six line colophon. Publisher's red cloth, with the title in blind to the front board, spine lettered in gilt, black topstain; in the original first-issue dust jacket designed by Schindelman, lacking the ISBN number to the rear panel, with illustration of a chocolate candy bar, Charlie, and Willy Wonka to the front panel, illustration of Wonka dancing in front of billboards to the rear panel. Near fine, with gilt just a touch dimmed and a few faint spots to topstain; unclipped dust jacket, with a few closed tears to the spine ends, creasing and nicks to the top edge of the rear panel, vertical creasing to front panel, and vertical creasing, minor soiling, and a light dampstain to rear panel. Overall, a bright and unfaded unclipped dust jacket without the usual chipping and fading. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a popular children's book, featuring the child protagonist Charlie Bucket, who, along with four others, is awarded the privilege of touring the famous Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Joining Charlie on the fantastical tour are some of Dahl's most memorable characters, including the gluttonous Augustus Gloop, spoiled Veruca Salt, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, and television addict Mike Teavee. Charlie, a poor and kindhearted child, successfully passes Wonka's unspoken challenge by resisting an unscrupulous offer by a rival chocolatier, winning him a ride in Wonka's glass elevator. Like many of Dahl's child protagonists, Charlie represents purity and honesty in the face of malevolent adults. Charlie's story is continued in the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adapted into two popular films: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), a musical adaptation directed by Mel Stuart starring Gene Wilder, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), directed by Tim Burton and featuring Johnny Depp.. Illus. by Schindelman, Joseph. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

$2,800.00

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 wrinking, 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.

$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. .

$2,450.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Original blue cloth, device to upper board in blind, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained puce, mustard endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Child's crayon ownership inscription to front pastedown partially erased, some erasure to a few leaves and some marks to several others, boards very lightly marked but a very good copy in the rubbed jacket with closed tears to both panels, nicks at the corners, chips from the ends of the spine panel, and a piece of tape over the title on the front flap. First edition, first printing with the six line colophon on the last page. This was cut to five in all subsequent printings. A very uncommon variant of the first issue bound in blue cloth as opposed to the usual red. This US edition precedes the English by three years.

$2,367.90


CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD.:

New York, Knopf, 1964.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING 1964 (published 3 years before the first U.K. edition), 8vo, 240 x 160 mm, 9½ x 6¼ inches, deep red cloth, gilt lettered spine, title embossed on upper cover, mustard endpapers, top edges chocolate brown, pages: 162 plus 2 (colophon). Black and white illustrations by Joseph Schindelmann. No inscriptions, near Fine in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price clipped ($3.95), very slightly darkened along upper and lower edges and spine, short dark line at upper corner of upper cover, a few tiny closed edge tears, 5 x 2 mm chip at head of spine (¼" x 1/8"), two 2 mm chips to lower edge of lower panel). All correct points for a first issue with six lines of printing and binding information on the last page as required and dustjacket without isbn number. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

$2,288.97

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

New York: Knopf. 1964. First Edition. Near Fine(foxing spots on edges & first 3 pages, bookplate); In very good dj (price clipped, light wear at spine ends, some soil/foxing on white paper) .

$2,250.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Knopf, 1964. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine Copy in Like Jacket.All First Issue Points.First Edition First Printing.Six Lines of text. No Isbn.$3.95 on flap. Excellent Condition. Very Scarce..

$2,200.00