"The Adventures of Four Nasty Children and Our Hero
with Mr. Willy Wonka and His Famous Candy Plant"
DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, .
The true first edition (preceding the English edition by three years). First issue, with six lines of printing information (instead of five) in the colophon on the final page. Octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/16 inches; 234 x 155 mm.). , 161, , [1, blank], [1, "About the Author" (six lines of text plus "About the Author") and colophon (six lines)] pp. Black and white text illustrations.
Original red cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. A fine copy. In the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with no ISBN number on the rear panel and with the price $3.95 on the front flap. The jacket is mildly soiled and has a few light creases and tiny closed tears, but overall, is in excellent condition.
"Concerning the adventures of four nasty children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant" (front panel of dust jacket).
Tim Burton's 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, is the second film adaptation of this children's book, the first being Mel Stuart's 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket.
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