"James and the Giant Peach" is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour! An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James' parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. ...Read More"James and the Giant Peach" is a favourite tale of the most marvelous adventure by Roald Dahl. Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour! An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James' parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself on the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine..."A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero." (David Walliams). With an exciting look into Roald Dahl's world. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.Read Less
Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition, second state (four-line colophon). Hardcover. 120 pp. Very good, lacking the jacket. Slight rounding of the upper corner of the front board. The red cloth shows mild toning at the edges. Two shallow indentations on top edge, first to front board only, second to boards and page edges. There is a brief gift inscription on the half-title page.
Collectible: Very Good in Missing jacket. 1961 Knopf second state (Bound by Book Press) red cloth with yellow topstain ownership ink to flyleaf and small doodle rear flyleaf, no jacket. Please email for photos.
Burkert, Nancy Ekholm. Very good in very good dust jacket. Dustjacket protected, VG condition, minor wear on top edge, not price clipped ($3.95). Internally extremely clean. Gift inscrpition on copyright page. Front paper has very slight fold in upper corner. 119 p. Includes illustrations. Early issue, possibly 2nd issue. Bound by The Book Press instead of H Wolff. Book has dark red boards, small rectangular borzoi stamp rear boards, blind stamped head surrounded by wreath on front boards and gilt lettering on the spine, . Four line colophon including 'Bound by the Book Press, New York', instead of H. Wolff. 1961 copyright date. Library of Congress No. 61-8127.
Michel Simeon. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. 112 p. illus. 24 1/2 cm. Includes Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. Original laminated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Michel Simeon (illustrator). First Edition. A UK 1st edition 1st printing of a VG+ book in Original pictorial laminated covered boards, there is de-lamination in 2 places, the 1st top corners of the spine end and the 2nd at the bottom of the spine ends both about 1cm sq. Very minor edge wear and a slight knock to the front botton corner. There is a neat inscription on the ffep. Lamination near the spine beginning to left.
Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. VG+ in VG+ dj. Internally fine in sound binding. Spot of light reddish stain on front cloth cover. Tiny chips to dj spine ends and one 1" closed tear to bottom edge of front dj panel. Spot of faint staining also barely visible along bottom edge of dj. New Brodart cover on dj. First Edition second state bound in orange cloth with blindstamped design on front cover, gold spine title. Green endpapers. Four lines in colophone with third line being, "Bound by Book Press, New York".
A Children's Story. Octavo. Original pictorial laminated boards, titles to spine and front cover in black. No dust jacket was issued for this edition. Illustrated throughout the text by Michel Simeon. A fine copy. Sixth impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by Dahl.
Good. 0141331267 Up for sale is a used book in good condition. This book has been previously owned and is blemished. The cover has some rubbing with corner and binding wear. The interior has page markings (highlighting/writing) and the previous owner's name. There is an inventory sticker on the back and a used sticker on the spine. The textblock has a marking.
Very good in very good dust jacket. A very good first edition, first issue (with "Bound by H. Wolff" in the colophon in the back of the book). Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Some small chips and some closed tears on the front of the jacket. Original price of $3.95 still on jacket flap. The spine of the jacket is less faded than usual.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. A very good first edition, first issue (with "Bound by H. Wolff" in the colophon in the back of the book)in a very good dust jacket. With inscribed cover from a paperback edition of this title laid in. Some small chips and some closed tears on the front of the jacket and spine ends. Original price of $3.95 on front jacket flap and no ISBN on back panel. The spine of the jacket is not sun-faded, which is unusual for this title. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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