New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1961 readily available by Raptis Rare Books
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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

by Dahl, Roald; Schindelmale, Joseph

New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1964 readily available by Burnside Rare Books
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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

by Dahl, Roald; Schindelmale, Joseph

New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1964 offered by Second Story Books
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James and the Giant Peach

by DAHL, Roald

New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1961 available by Sandra L. Hoekstra
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James and the Giant Peach: A Children"s Story.

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by DAHL, Roald.

NY: : Knopf, , 1961 readily available by Grendel Books
James and the Giant Peach; A Children"s Story

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1961 offered by Dale Steffey Books
The BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake

London : Jonathan Cape , 1982 offered by Raptis Rare Books

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

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The renowned British children’s book author, screenwriter, and WWII fighter pilot, was born one a century earlier, today (September 13, 1916). Dahl (or more accurately his books) has actually been in the headlines often in 2016, initially as Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Dahl’s classical The BFG hit the theaters and aobtain after the death of the actor Gene Wilder, whose most-commemorated duty was as the eccentric Willy Wonka in the 1971 film adaptation of Dahl'sCharlie and also the Chocolate Factory (recalled Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory).

Many book collectors doubtless lugged their children (or grandchildren) to watch The BFG and/or played Wilder’s classicWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (or at leastern watched him sing “Pure Imagination” on YouTube -- scroll dvery own to play the video for a little music while you perusage the rare Dahl publications on this page) after Wilder's passing, and also have been reading Dahl stories at bedtime. However before, if you have a Roald Dahl initially edition or 2 — particularly of his previously books — you might desire to make certain they’re safely out of reach on a high shelf until the following generation has learned to manage rare publications appropriately.

Roald Dahl joined the Royal Air Force at the beginning of WWII. After making it through a crash that fractured his skull and temporarily blinded him, Dahl became a fighter ace, before lingering headaches from his injuries forced him from the cockpit. Sent to the British Embassy on a diplomatic posting in 1942, Dahl was asked by C.S. Forester to write dvery own some incidents from his time as a fighter pilot for Forester to weave into a thrilling tale for propaganda functions. When Forester read what Dahl wrote, he well-known Dahl's storytelling abilities and sent out the story to the Saturday Evening Post as Dahl had actually created it. The Post publiburned the story ("A Piece of Cake") under the title "Shot Dvery own Over Libya" in August 1942. Dahl's first book, The Gremlins, was based upon RAF lore, and appeared in 1943. Disney purchased the movie civil liberties, and also although Dahl invested time working on a screenplay, the film was never before made.

After the battle, Dahl left the RAF and also came to be a full time writer, publishing adult stories in magazines like Collier's, Harper's, and The New Yorker, while publishing his substantially more-famous children's publications. In the 1960s and '70s he became a busy screenwriter and occasional tv presenter. Among his screenplays were the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) and also, of course, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971).

Here are some of the highlights of signed, first edition, or rare books by Roald Dahl currently offered by soimg.org members:

The BFG (First American Edition)

by Roald Dahl, Illustrations by Quentin Blake

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982. First Amerihave the right to Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition. ix, 221 pp. Original pale blue fabric stamped in gilt, green endpapers. Very Good via slight bowing to boards and also a small staining to edges, in Very Good unclipped dust jacket, curled and also a little worn alengthy edges. The timeless young adult novel.

Offered by Burnside Rare Books.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, initially worry. Spine lettering rubbed, and a small soiling on the boards, else close to fine in a price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper through a couple of tiny tears and also incredibly slight toning. A subversive children's classical, and also the basis for two memorable movies, first starring Gene Wilder and also later on Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. A handsome copy.

Offered by Between the Covers Rare Books.

CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR. The Additional Adendeavors of Charlie Bucket and also Willy Wonka Chocolate Maker Extraordinary

by Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman

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Offered by Ed Smith Books.


Combat in the Air

byWALTERS, MAUDE OWENS, SELECTED BY. (DAHL, ROALD, AND OTHERS)

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New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1944. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. 275pp. Spine ends bumped, else fine in an extremely great lightly stained dustwrapper. True stories of aerial combat by Roald Dahl, Capt. William D. Banks, Major J. Gilpin Bbest, Sgt. William J. Caldwell, and also many others. An unprevalent, attractive copy featuring "A Piece of Cake" by Roald Dahl.

Offered by Between the Covers Rare Books.

Danny Champion of the World (Association Copy)

by Roald Dahl

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1987. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good. Reprint. An association copy, signed by Roald Dahl on the front free finish paper in babsence marker, and even more inscribed "To John" by both Jeremy Irons and also Sam Irons on the front complimentary finish paper. Jeremy Irons is a British Oscar-winning actor, that, via his kid Sam, starred in this book's 1989 film adaptation playing the major personalities William Smith and also Danny. Near Fine via toning to peras. In a Near Fine dust jacket, price clipped by the publisher with new sticker price at bottom of front flap. A lovely association copy.

Offered by Burnside Rare Books.

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My Uncle Oswald (First edition)

Offered by Books Tell You Why, Inc.

Dirty Beasts

by Roald Dahl

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Childrens Books, 1986. fifth or later on Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Near fine in stiff photographic wrappers. SIGNED by Dahl on the inside of the front cover. First Edition, for this reason, through illustrations by Quentin Blake. Very slight soiling on the covers; else fine. We will carry out a certificate of authenticity for this item.

Offered by Bookbid.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Roald Dahl

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NY:: Knopf,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. Hardcover. 039480497X . Made right into the 2009 stop-activity animated film by Wes Anderkid. Stated initially (American) edition. Very excellent or much better in an extremely great (age toned, one short closed edge tear) dust jacket. ; 62 pperiods .

Offered by Grendel Books.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

byDAHL, ROALD; CHAFFIN, DONALD (ILLUSTRATIONS)

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Chaffin, Donald. First U.S. edition, octavo size, 72 pp. Roald Dahl (1916-1990) has actually written stories to delight youngsters generation after generation, and his heartwarming tales such as "Charlie and also the Chocolate Factory" and also "James and also the Giant Peach" are avidly review this particular day. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is filled with charming animal personalities who need to survive on their wits, in a world conquered by unsympathetic farmers. Bringing a vulnerable cinjury to the story are the illustrations by Donald Chaffin, a British artist known for depicting plenty of children's books; Chaffin was additionally aconsultant for the animated film adaptation of the book, directed by Wes Anderchild and also starring George Clooney and Meryl Streep.

Full cream towel, illustration of the title character via his name underneath in silver on the front board, green lettering on the spine, green endfiles, double-spcheck out title web page with black-and-white illustration by Donald Chaffin, black-and-white illustrations by Chaffin throughout; Baskerville kind, octavo size (9.25" by 6.75"), pagination: <1-2> 3-62 <63-64>. In a pictorial paper dust jacket through a colour illustration by Chaffin and also green, babsence, and also red lettering on the front panel, green and black lettering on the spine, reviews of Roald Dahl's other publications on the rear panel, a summary of the book on the front flap, and also author bio on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped through the original price of $3.95 on the front flap.

A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners directly and also unrubbed, the binding tight via solid hinges, and also the interior clean and also bright; there is a prior owner engraving in pen on the front paste-dvery own endpaper, dated "'71", else fine. The dust jacket is close to fine, unclipped, through bideal colours, clean in its entirety through a couple of spots of soiling, light sunning to the spine, slight rubbing to the head and also tail of the spine, and also a very small closed tear to the optimal of the front joint.

Offered by Swan's Fine Books.

The Gremlins. From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story

by Roald Dahl

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New York: Random House, 1943. First edition of Dahl's rare initially book, with 14 vibrant full-web page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original fifty percent fabric, photographic endrecords. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket via some small chips and wear. Dahl was sent out to Washington in 1942 as an assistant air attache for the British Embassy. After having a story publiburned anonymously in the Saturday Evening Message, he was encouraged by C. S. Forester. He created The Gremlins, a children's story broadening on a mythical creature enshrined for years in RAF lore (notwithstanding Dahl's clintends to have developed the word) and also sent out it to Sidney Bernstein,the head of the British Indevelopment Service, who sent out it on to Walt Disney. Disney determined to make it into a movie, at one suggest bringing Dahl to Hollywood to occupational on the screenplay. The story was publiburned in Cosmopolitan in December of 1942, and as a book by Random Housage 6 months later. The film project, but, was sidelined and has never been created. The story was obtained positively: Eleanor Roosevelt review it to her grandkids, and also invited Dahl to the White House.

Offered by Raptis Rare Books.

James and also the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

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First Edition, First Issue in Original Dust Jacket DAHL, Roald. BURKERT, Nancy Ekholm, . James and also the Giant Peach. A Children's Story New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition, first worry (via colophon stating this was bound by Wolff Press) of the author's initially children's book. Large octavo (10 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180). <8>,119 <1, About the Author> pp. Illustrated through full-page color plates and also through shade and also black & white text illustrations. Red towel stamped in blind on the front cover and in gilt on the spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Green endpapers. Top edge dyed yellow. Very light soiling to half-title. Someminor finger soiling to a few spots. A little of extremely light rubbing to bottom of the spine. Jacket a simply very slightly rubbed at top and also bottom of spine. Altogether, a near fine bbest, handsome copy of this children's classical. "In his initially book for youngsters, the renowned author of KISS KISS has woven a fast-paced, hilarious saga, in the finest traditions of the terrific..." (From front flap).

Offered by Heritage Book Shop.

THE MAGIC FINGER. Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois

by Roald Dahl

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Offered by Ed Smith Books.

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