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Details about  1st (FIRST) EDITION - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - ROALD DAHL 1/1 BOUND BY WOLFF!

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1st (FIRST) EDITION - JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - ROALD DAHL 1/1 BOUND BY WOLFF!
1st-FIRST-EDITION-JAMES-AND-THE-GIANT-PEACH-ROALD-DAHL-1-1-BOUND-BY-WOLFF
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£199.99
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Item location:
Northumberland, United Kingdom

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Hardback

Subject:

Children's

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1st Edition

Printing Year:

1950-Now

 1st EDITION JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - ROALD DAHL

This is a 1st American Edition, 1st Printing of the classic story by Roald Dahl. Full of beautiful illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. It includes the 5 line colophon at the back of the book, stating that it is 'Bound by H. Wolff, New York', proving that it is a true 1st Edition, none of the later printings were bound by Wolff. It was published in 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf.

The book is in poor condition, hence the price, copies in good condition sell for thousands of pounds. This is an affordable option for a collector that would like a 1st Edition / 1st Printing of James and the Giant Peach. It is bound in red cloth with the blindstamped picture of James on the front cover. It originally had green endpapers but these are no longer present. There is some bumping to the corners and the edges of the book and the cloth is a little frayed in places. The gilt lettering along the spine can still be seen although this has faded over the years. The title page has been quite crudely re-attached to the book with tape (see pictures above) and a few of the pages have started coming away from the spine, in fact page 5 has come loose. The pages look quite grubby, the word 'Spiker' has been crossed out on page 17 and the word 'Sponge' written above it. On page 53 there is very light crayon mark that can be seen upon close inspection. Some pages have small tears and small brown stains, but all are present. Overall, the condition of the book is not great, it would definitely benefit from some restoration. However, how often does a 1st Edition / 1st Printing of James and the Giant Peach come onto the market at this price. If you have any questions then please feel free to email me.


Please see my other listings for more rare/signed books (including more by Dahl). I can combine postage costs on multiple purchases.
All books are posted in book boxes to protect them and will be sent recorded signed for (tracking number available on request)

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