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James and the Giant Peach by  Roald Dahl - Signed First Edition - 1961 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1409516)

James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

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 jacket and spine ends. Original price of $3.95 on front jacket flap and no ISBN on back panel. The spine of the jacket is not sun-faded, which is unusual for this title. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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.

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Details

Bookseller
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1409516
Title
James and the Giant Peach
Author
Dahl, Roald
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Knopf
Date Published
1961

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

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