Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl 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.
  pp. [12] 162 [2]. Publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front panel with with Charlie emblem in blind, top edge tinted chocolate? Dust jacket priced $3.95 to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Near fine, moderate soiling to foredge, owners gift inscription, in very near fine jacket, 1 cm short closed tear to top edge of front panel.   Ref: 105996   Price: HK$ 30,000