Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl [FIRST EDITION] 1961
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman
FIRST EDITION  ALFRED A KNOPF
Early Printing. Likely circa 1970.
Identical to the first printing: unclipped front panel with price of $3.95.
Hardcover with dust jacket in fair condition.
Dust jacket shows some wear and tear; discoloration and light water staining to underside. Now housed in a new Brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is in pretty nice shape aside from a few flaws: slight cocking to spine. Inside contents are clean and crisp with a few blemishes.
Cover boards have some soiling *Rear boards have some damp stains along edge. Reads beautifully.
The gates of Mr. Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory are opening at last--and only five children will be allowed inside. And the winners are:
Augustus Gloop--A fat pig who would eat anything that came within reach or bite
Veruca Salt--A spoiled brat with parents trained to jump at her every scream
Violet Beauregarde--a-gum-chewing gabber with the fastest jaws and the slowest wits around
Mike Teavee--a fiend for television
Charlie Bucket--Our Hero, who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!