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James and the Giant Peach by  Roald Dahl - 1st Edition - 1961 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 16312)

James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Second printing, bound by the Book Press with 4-line colophon. Tangerine cloth, gilt titles, orange topstain. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Book very good plus with owner signature to front pastedown. DJ very good with 1/2 inch open tear at heel of spine, repaired tear at front fold. 118 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

Synopsis

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The novel features an English orphan boy named James Henry Trotter cared for by his two abusive aunts. James finds a tunnel in a gigantic peach and enters into a magical world where he befriends seven bugs. He proceeds to embark on a wild adventure with his insect friends, getting into trouble and saving them from sticky situations. The book has frequently become the target of censorship due to its infrequent gruesome and potentially horrifying content. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996.

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On Mar 13 2016, Peterfryer said:
This is a First printing of the trade edition bound in green and black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Not an ex-library Edition or the school edition which can be identified by the red binding.

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citynightsbooks US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
16312
Title
James and the Giant Peach
Author
Dahl, Roald
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published
1961
Bookseller catalogs
Young Adult/All Ages;

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colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's... [More]
Cloth
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heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
gilt
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