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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

By Dahl, Roald


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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. First edition, first issue, in full red cloth and with six lines of publishing information on last page (instead of five). First-issue dust jacket, with no ISBN number on the rear panel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "For Jane and Alex with much love Roald Dahl October 1964." Octavo, original publishers red cloth with blind stamped title to the front board, spine lettered in gilt. Fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows some light wear to the foot of the spine. The publication date was September 1964 and the first printing run consisted of 10,000 copies and sold out within four weeks. This copy was signed within a month of publication. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy, most rare signed and inscribed in the year of publication. 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).

  • Published: 1964.
Sold by: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
$25,000.00

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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: First edition; first issue. An unusually fine copy in dust jacket, with just the most minute wear. One of a few children’s boo
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$12,500.00

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (POINTS)

DAHL, ROALD

DAHL ROALD CHARLIE AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY NY KNOPF 1964 8VO RED. 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.

Sold by: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
$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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: 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 t
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$8,500.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

Alfred A. Knopf, New York., 1964. First edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 160. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Has all the correct points: six lines of printing information at colophon; price $3.95; no ISBN on rear panel of dustwrapper; mustard colour endpapers.Fine in fine dustwrapper. A brilliant copy.

  • Published: 1964
Sold by: Peter Ellis bookseller
$7,542.00

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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Edition: first edition
Sold by: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.
$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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: 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 c
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$6,500.00

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD

DAHL ROALD CHARLIE AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY NY KNOPF 1964 8VO 6 1/4 X.. SCHINDELMAN, JOSEPH. DAHL,ROALD. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. NY: Knopf (1964). 8vo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2", red cloth blind stamped on cover, [162]p, Fine in near fine dust wrapper with the slightest bit of wear at spine ends. 1st edition. (correct colophon and no isbn #). Illustrated in b&w 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 TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY DAHL. Written in 1978 on Dahl's personal stationary to an American elementary school class, this is a charming and personal 9 line letter boldly signed in red. This is a beautiful and special copy.

Sold by: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
$5,500.00

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 darkly delectable tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious Willy Wonka, preceding the English edition by three years. This copy is lovingly bound in dark purple morocco by the Chelsea Bindery, a chocolate bar design inlaid to the front cover with a lucky Golden Ticket peeking out of the silver foil wrapping. The title to the front cover is tooled in sugary-coloured inlaid morocco and bordered in gilt, making this tempting book look almost too good to read!

  • Published: 1964
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$5,028.00

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, spine lettered in 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 darkly delectable tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious Willy Wonka, preceding the English edition by three years. This copy is lovingly bound in dark purple morocco by the Chelsea Bindery, a chocolate bar design inlaid to the front cover with a lucky Golden Ticket peeking out of the silver foil wrapping. The title to the front cover is tooled in sugary-coloured inlaid morocco and bordered in gilt, making this tempting book look almost too good to read!

  • Published: 1964
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$5,028.00

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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: 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
  • Edition: First edition, first issue with six lines in the colophon
Sold by: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA
$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. .

  • Published: (1964)
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$4,000.00

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD

DAHL ROALD CHARLIE AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY NY KNOPF 1964 8VO RED CL. SCHINDELMAN, JOSEPH. DAHL,ROALD. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. NY: Knopf (1964). 8vo, red cl. blind stamped on cover, [162]p, Fine in price clipped dw with no tears, light creasing. 1st ed. (correct colophon and no isbn #). Illus. in b&w 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 TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY DAHL. Done on his personal stationary, dated 1975, written to an American elementary school class. It is a charming and personal 10 line letter boldly signed by him in blue ink (creased on right margin, a closed tear). This is a special copy, scarce.

Sold by: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
$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. .

  • Published: (1964)
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$3,850.00

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

Alfred A. Knopf, New York,, 1964. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, titles to spine, decorative multi-coloured title onlay to upper board, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green coated endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing with the six line colophon on the last page. This was cut to five in all subsequent printings. This US edition precedes the English by three years.

  • Published: 1964
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$3,771.00

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

DAHL, ROALD

DAHL ROALD CHARLIE AND CHOCOLATE FACTORY NY ALFRED KNOPF 1964 8VO. 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.

Sold by: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.
$3,500.00

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Fine/Near 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 Fine. A lovely copy with clean boards and bright gilt. Dust jacket Nearly Fine with a little crinkle on the lower spine and one short tear (1/3 inch) on the rear panel. 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 Near Fine. dust jacket.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Whitmore Rare Books
$3,250.00

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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
$2,800.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

DAHL, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Original red cloth, title device to front cover blindstamped, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained puce, mustard endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. First edition, first printing, with the six line colophon on the last page which was cut to five in all subsequent printings.

  • Published: 1964
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$2,514.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition, First Issue . 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.

  • Published: 1964
  • Condition: Very Good + Book
  • Edition: First Edition, First Issue
Sold by: Arroyo Seco Books
$2,500.00