B&B Rare Books is missing a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that was sent to London (technically Essex). If anyone is offered a first of Charlie, please contact info@bbrarebooks. Attached is a photo of their Charlie as well as the description (the most obvious marker is a vertical crease to the dj on the front panel, about an inch in from the right edge:)
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue, with a six line colophon. Publisher's red cloth, with the title in blind to the front board, spine lettered in gilt, black topstain; in the original first-issue dust jacket designed by Schindelman, lacking the ISBN number to the rear panel, with illustration of a chocolate candy bar, Charlie, and Willy Wonka to the front panel, illustration of Wonka dancing in front of billboards to the rear panel. Near fine, with gilt just a touch dimmed and a few faint spots to topstain; unclipped dust jacket, with a few closed tears to the spine ends, creasing and nicks to the top edge of the rear panel, vertical creasing to front panel, and vertical creasing, minor soiling, and a light dampstain to rear panel. Overall, a bright and unfaded unclipped dust jacket without the usual chipping and fading.
If offered, please contact Sunday Steinkirchner at (212) 464-7125 or email@example.com.