1964 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition, first issue
Starring ‘Our Hero’ Charlie Bucket, with the infamous Willy Wonka.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was inspired by Roald Dahl’s time spent working at the age of 13 at Cadbury, the English chocolate maker. He was amazed by all the machinery and by the spies sent by both Cadburys and their biggest rival Rowntrees to steal each others secret recipes.
Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. The first edition first issue with six lines of printing and binding information in the colophon, reduced to five in later issues, and published three years before the English edition.
Superb copy, suitably housed in a custom clamshell case of half burgundy morocco leather over matching cloth, lined with felt, titles in gilt.