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DAHL, Roald.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; [and] Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

Illustrated by Faith Jacques.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1967 & 1973 Stock Code: 137020
£1,750.00
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Scarce in such nice condition

First UK editions, first impressions, scarce in such nice condition. Dahl's classic story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was originally published in 1964 in the US, and Glass Elevator in 1972, both with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman. The artist for the UK editions, Faith Jaques, "was one of the outstanding illustrators responsible for the renaissance of British picture books during the last three decades. Her special gift was an ability to translate the emotional tone of a text into the strong visual atmosphere created by her pen-and-ink drawings" (obituary in The Independent, 7 August 1997).

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Description

2 works, octavo. Original pictorial boards, titles to spine and front board in black (Chocolate Factory) and in white (Glass Elevator).

Illustrations

Black and white illustrations to text by Faith Jacques.

Condition

Spine of Chocolate Factory slightly faded, a little nick to spine of Glass Elevator; light foxing to edges. A lovely, bright set.

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