Item #6968 JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: A CHILDREN'S STORY. Roald Dahl, Nancy Ekholm Burkert, novel, illustrations.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Item #6968

Second State, with four-line colophon reading "Bound by The Book Press, New York." Octavo (26cm); orange cloth, titled in gilt on spine, with pictorial elements embossed onto front cover, and no ISBN present on rear cover; dustjacket; [viii],118,[2]pp; illus. Hint of sunning to spine, faint trace of foxing to text edges, else a bright, Near Fine copy. In the first state dustjacket, price-clipped, with no ISBN number on rear panel, and only Someone Like You and Kiss, Kiss listed beneath the "About the Author" paragraph on the rear flap; gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks and tears, and some faint, scattered foxing to upper front panel; Very Good+ or better. A pleasing copy of Dahl's beloved children's book, following the travels of a young orphan boy in a giant peach, with a group of magically-altered garden insects. Basis for the 1996 Walt Disney film directed by Henry Selick.

Price: $500.00