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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - Signed First Edition - 1961 - from Anthony Greene (SKU: 2019_53)

James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

First Edition, second issue (with 4 line colophon and The Book Press), however, this copy is signed boldly by the author, "love, Roald Dahl" on the front free endpaper and signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkette on the half title page. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are beautiful. The pages are clean with no marks or bookplates. The original dust jacket has 3.95 price intact. Overall, an exceptional copy.

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.

Details

Bookseller
Anthony Greene US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2019_53
Title
James and the Giant Peach
Author
Roald Dahl
Illustrator
Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Format/binding
Tight
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1961

Terms of Sale

Anthony Greene

A full refund of the purchase price, minus postage costs, will be provided if the seller is notified within 5 days of receipt and the book is returned within 10 days of receipt in the original condition. I prefer to ship international orders by air because of delays and other issues that can frequently occur. I will refund postage overages, after shipping and insurance costs are calculated and confirmed. I do not charge for packing materials or handling.

About the Seller

Anthony Greene

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Portland , Oregon
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About Anthony Greene

I buy and sell books to support a lifelong habit of collecting authors I treasure. I have a passion for story telling and vision. I have a large collection of authors, primarily in modern fiction, non fiction and children's literature. I am releasing many titles back into the world; first editions, many signed, some rare. Hit me up with questions; I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest.

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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]

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