Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [with] Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – SIGNED and INSCRIBED – First US Editions

Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [with] Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – SIGNED and INSCRIBED – First US Editions

Roald Dahl Chocolate Elevator Signed

Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [with] Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – SIGNED and INSCRIBED – First US Editions

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A pair of first edition, first printings, published by Alfred Knopf in 1964 and 1972. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A near fine copy (the third issue with four lines on the colophon page) with one name [Highton] to reverse of the half title. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper ‘To Andrew and Rebecca [Highton]/Love/Roald Dahl/1977’. Additionally, Dahl has written ‘American Edition’ on the front pastedown. In a very good unclipped wrapper with chipping to the corners and spine tips. A little staining to the top of the rear panel. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: A near fine copy with one name [Highton] to reverse of the half title. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper ‘To Andrew and Rebecca [Highton]/Love/Roald Dahl/1977’. Additionally, Dahl has written ‘American Edition’ on the front pastedown. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with chipping to the corners and spine tips. A little staining to the top of the rear panel. A superb pair of books with a strong association to Dahl himself. 

Douglas Highton attended St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare with Roald Dahl.  As a friend, Douglas supported Roald during an incident at school, which Roald would never forget and later recounted in his autobiographical book ‘Boy’. Douglas also appears anecdotally in the short story ‘Lucky Break’, and as a character in the short story ‘The Swan’. The two stayed in touch over the years and Douglas would visit Roald at home in Great Missenden where Roald kindly signed many books for Douglas’ grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca

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A pair of first edition, first printings, published by Alfred Knopf in 1964 and 1972. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A near fine copy (the third issue with four lines on the colophon page) with one name [Highton] to reverse of the half title. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper ‘To Andrew and Rebecca [Highton]/Love/Roald Dahl/1977’. Additionally, Dahl has written ‘American Edition’ on the front pastedown. In a very good unclipped wrapper with chipping to the corners and spine tips. A little staining to the top of the rear panel. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: A near fine copy with one name [Highton] to reverse of the half title. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper ‘To Andrew and Rebecca [Highton]/Love/Roald Dahl/1977’. Additionally, Dahl has written ‘American Edition’ on the front pastedown. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with chipping to the corners and spine tips. A little staining to the top of the rear panel. A superb pair of books with a strong association to Dahl himself. 

Douglas Highton attended St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare with Roald Dahl.  As a friend, Douglas supported Roald during an incident at school, which Roald would never forget and later recounted in his autobiographical book ‘Boy’. Douglas also appears anecdotally in the short story ‘Lucky Break’, and as a character in the short story ‘The Swan’. The two stayed in touch over the years and Douglas would visit Roald at home in Great Missenden where Roald kindly signed many books for Douglas’ grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca

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