Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964) first edition book

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. 4to. First edition, third printing. 162 pp. 'Pygmies' on page 73; James and the Giant Peach review on rear flap. 4 line colophon. Former owner's name and address on front free endpaper in ink. Smudging along upper textblock edge. Dust jacket is chipped along spine tips and lower forecorners, scuffing along upper edge; Smudging, rubbing along joints and foreedge (see photo). Condition of both is good. This is the unexpurgated first edition--substantial revisions to the (allegedly insensitive) story were made shortly thereafter, in which form the book has been published ever since. Basis for the celebrated film adaption Willy Wonka with Gene Wilder. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is indisputably among the most cherished and collectible children's books of the twentieth century.

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