Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach – First US Edition 1961 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach – First US Edition 1961 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

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Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach – First US Edition 1961 – SIGNED and INSCRIBED

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A first edition, first printing, second issue [Bound by the Book Press] published by Alfred Knopf in 1961. A very good copy without inscriptions. 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 surface loss to the spine and corners and general surface wear. 

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 first edition, first printing, second issue [Bound by the Book Press] published by Alfred Knopf in 1961. A very good copy without inscriptions. 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 surface loss to the spine and corners and general surface wear. 

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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