New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue with the six line colophon on the last page. First-issue dust jacket, without the ISBN number on the rear panel. Octavo, original red cloth. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. An excellent example with light wear in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing to the foot of the spine and to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by Dahl. "Charlie earned for its author a cult following among child readers Dahl has been called a literary genius; his books have been considered modern fairy tales" (Silvey, 186). "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is already a great classic work [and] one of the most enduring post-war children's books Dahl is undeniably special" (Connolly, 102). (Inventory #: 21070)
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