James and the Giant Peach.
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UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,b/w Illus,1st edn,2nd imp,thus.[First Quentin Blake illustrated edition; reissued again in 1997 as Qrto HB,but with colour illustrations and a different colour pictorial dw/dj] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj,as no publisher price present.Colour pictorial Quentin Blake illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned - as usual/normal - contents bright,tight and clean and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Clean,unblemished,black paper-covered bds with bright, crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7-154pp includes half-title+title pages,39 chapters and profuse b/w line illustrations by Quentin Blake.Roald Dahl's own favourite and principal illustrator,Blake illustrated several other books of the author's work,during the author's lifetime,and these new illustrations bring considerable enchantment to this story. Something is about to happen,James told himself.Something peculiar is about to happen at any moment.James has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since the day his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo by an angry escaped rhinoceros.Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people.They make poor James's life a misery.Then something very peculiar happens - something magical that is to completely change James's wretched existence and take him on the most amazing and unbelievable journey! A classic story perfectly illustrated by Quentin Bake,who has completely re-illustrated this sumptuous edition. Quentin Blake,born 1932,Sidcup,Kent.Son of a civil servant. Educated at Chiselhurst,Sidcup Grammar School and Cambridge University.Attended life classes at Chelsea College of Art.Tutor in illustration at the Royal College of Art (1965-78) and Head of the Illustration Dept since 1978.He works in pen and ink and watercolour in a popular and unmistakable style,capturing essential character and movement with wit and gaiety in a few rapid strokes.He has illustrated many editions of the BBC Jackanory television programme.He was chosen as the first Children's Laureate in 1999. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!
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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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.
- R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (GB)
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- James and the Giant Peach.
- DAHL**, ROALD:
- illus by Quentin Blake.**
- UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,b/w Illus,1st edn,2nd imp,thus.
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- Used - FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
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- This edition first published
- q52.CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,b/w Illus.1st edn,2nd imp thus.ISBN 0670852511.Modern Firsts.Modern Fiction.Childrens Illustrated Fiction.Books illus by Quentin Blake.
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