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James and the Giant Peach by  Roald Dahl - First - 1967 - from Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA (SKU: 1476183139005)

James and the Giant Peach

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James and the Giant Peach

by Dahl, Roald

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

First UK edition, first impression (George Allen and Unwin, 1967). Illustrated by Michel Simeon.

Original pictorial boards. Light spotting to edges and some tape marks to front and rear endpapers, near fine otherwise with boards in superb, pristine condition without the usual lifting, loss or splitting to laminate. A beautiful copy.

Synopsis

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The novel features an English orphan boy named James Henry Trotter cared for by his two abusive aunts. James finds a tunnel in a gigantic peach and enters into a magical world where he befriends seven bugs. He proceeds to embark on a wild adventure with his insect friends, getting into trouble and saving them from sticky situations. The book has frequently become the target of censorship due to its infrequent gruesome and potentially horrifying content. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996.

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On Mar 13 2016, Peterfryer said:
This is a First printing of the trade edition bound in green and black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Not an ex-library Edition or the school edition which can be identified by the red binding.

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Details

book dealer
Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1476183139005
Title
James and the Giant Peach
Author
Dahl, Roald
Illustrator
Michel Simeon
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
George Allen & Unwin
Date Published
1967
Keywords
Dahl, James and the Giant Peach, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film; Children's Literature; Roald Dahl;

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Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

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About Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

We are an online book store specialising in modern first editions and are a full member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Visit our website at www.finebookcellar.com.

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