Category: Children's / Illustrated

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Stock code: 12554

Description:

First UK edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's laminated pictorial boards. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and sharp with only light rubbing and toning to the extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Illustrated with line drawings by Faith Jacques throughout. Inscribed copies of the first UK edition of Charlie are rare in commerce. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case, the titles in gilt on red labels to the spine.

Price:

£5,500.00

Notes:

Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper "To TORSTEN JUNGSTEDT / With warmest wishes / and many thanks for a / pleasant visit / Roald Dahl / Jan 2nd / 1968". The recipient was a Swedish journalist and film critic who worked for the BBC and produced television and radio programs in Sweden. An author of multiple books he had a keen interest in crime fiction, and was a long-standing member of the Swedish crime writers' Academy. His extensive collection of crime fiction was donated to the Swedish Crime Library in Eskilstuna.