James and The Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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.

First Edition Identification

The first edition of James and The Giant Peach was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1961 in New York. The first edition was illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. The first edition dust jacket has a $3.95 price stamp. True firsts have a five-line colophon "Bound by H. Wolff, New York" on the copyright page.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Various illustrated versions have been done over the years by artists such as Michael Simeon for the first British edition, Emma Chichester Clark, Lane Smith, and Quentin Blake. 

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by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, Second Isssue, with Bound by The Book Press, New York at colophon page. Fine in bright red cloth, in Near Fine dust jacket, small spot of soil front cover, price on jacket flap of $3.95 inked out with inked price of $3.29, a few small edge tears and chips, mainly at… Read more about this item
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by Dahl, Roald

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1961
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Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. 118, [2]pp. 8vo
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition, second printing; second printing [with "The Book Press" imprint on colophon page], in fine second issue dust jacket (with ISBN number on rear panel). Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. 118, [2]pp. 8vo. A fine copy in fine second issue dust jacket (with ISBN number on rear panel); the pictorial jacket has… Read more about this item
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by Roald Dahl

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1961
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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1961. This book was made into a movie. Hardcover in great condition dustjacket not so much as it is ripped and missing half in back. Inside front cover gift inscription.
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by Dahl, Roald

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1961
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Knopf, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The first edition first state (with Wolff on colophon page), very good in a very good dust jacket. Signed by Dahl on a laid in publisher's bookplate. Precedes the first UK edition. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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James and the Giant Peach:  A Children's Story.
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by DAHL, Roald.

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1961
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NY:: Knopf,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. The author's first book for children. Made into the 1996 film. First American edition (not stated), which precedes the British edition by six years, first issue (five line colophon, bound by H. Wolff). Measures 7.5" x 10.25", bound in red cloth with gilt… Read more about this item
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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing with five line colophon with "Bound by H. Wolff, New York." Near Fine with cloth faintly spine faded, lightly wrinkled at rear cover. Rear corner bumped. In a Near Fine dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.95 intact and no ISBN on… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

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1967
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London: George Allen & Unwin LTD, 1967. First edition. Hardback. Very Good. 9.5" by 6.5". Michel Simeon. A lovely copy of the first U.K. edition, first impression, of Roald Dahl's beloved macabre and magical children's novel, with the original illustrations by Michel Simeon. The first U.K. edition, first impression of this work. First published in the U.S. in… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story

by Dahl, Roald. Illustrated By Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Second state of the first edition, 1961, with the four line colophon and no ISBN on either book or dustjacket. Very good in fair dustjacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white plus peach. Vivid peach colored cloth, green endpapers, 119 pages plus colophon, illustrated dustjacket. The book has some minor uneven fading to the… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First US Edition/Later Printing. Hardcover. Fair/Good. Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. A more recent printing and ex-library copy rebound for the libraries in sturdy pictorial cloth. Paper scarring to top of ffep and some stamps, marks and writing to free endpapers and title page, but no pocket or due slip. Jacket is unclipped ($13.95)… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

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1961
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This is the First Edition, Second Printing of Roald Dahl's first book for children, published in the US in 1961, six years before his UK edition was published. Second issue indicated by 4line colophon where it states "Bound by the Book Press, New York" in addition, the Library of Congress catalog number is 61-8127, and DJ mentions no other… Read more about this item
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1961
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Knopf, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A very good first edition, first issue (with "Bound by H. Wolff" in the colophon in the back of the book)in a very good dust jacket. With inscribed cover from a paperback edition of this title laid in. Some small chips and some closed tears on the front of the… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story.

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1961
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NY:: Knopf,. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. The author's first book for children. Made into the 1996 film. First American edition (not stated), which precedes the British edition by six years, first issue (five line colophon, bound by H. Wolff). Measures 7.5" x 10.25", bound in red cloth with gilt… Read more about this item
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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

by Dahl, Roald

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1961
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Custom Clamshell Case (Book not included). No Binding. Custom Clamshell Case (Book not included). No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. Superb Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is Gilt-stamped at the spine, & features a blind embossed [sculpted] design, with GILT stamping inspired… Read more about this item
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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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1967
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London: George Allen and Unwin, 1967. 110pp, [2], original laminated boards. Laminate very slightly lifting to spine / upper cover, but no other cracking or lifting, very minor rubbing to extremities. A few light spots of foxing internally, but generally bright and clean and nicer than is usually found.. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Simeon, Michel.… Read more about this item
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1961
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Knopf, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed first edition, first issue with the five line colophon stating "Bound by H. Wolff, New York" (instead of The Book Press) and no Charlie series listed below; also, no edition or printing stated on copyright page. Flap price $3.95. SIGNED on a tipped-in page. Book fine, small spot rubbed on… Read more about this item
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1961
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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

by Dahl, Roald; (Burkert, Nancy Ekholm, Illus.)

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1961
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New York, NY.: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good. 1961. First Edition, Later Printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in red orange cloth, with blind-stamping to the upper cover and gilt stamping to the spine, in a price-clipped, 2nd issue dust jacket with an ISBN on the lower panel. The DJ shows light soiling/foxing, and… Read more about this item
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1967
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1961
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NY:: Knopf,. Near Fine. 1961. Hardcover. The author's first children's book. Made into the 1996 film. First American edition (not stated), which precedes the British edition by six years, second issue (bound by The Book Press). Measures 7.5" x 10.5", bound in red cloth with gilt lettering along the spine, green endpapers, top… Read more about this item
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