The Roald Dahl Treasury

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Information

Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape, 1997, UK.
      • To identify: Used a number line and published with a dust jacket priced at £19.99.
    • Viking, 1997, USA.
      • To identify: Used a standard single statement found after numerous © dates as the final listing of 1997 and published with a dust jacket priced at $35.00.
  • Illustrations by:
    • Quentin Blake
    • Patrick Benson
    • Raymond Briggs
    • Babette Cole
    • Bert Kitchen
    • Lane Smith
    • Posy Simmonds
    • Ralph Steadman
    • Fritz Wegner
    • Christopher Wormell
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Description

The Roald Dahl Treasury brings together some of the most dazzling moments from his work for kids. In this collection, we see Dahl in all his moods and it shows why his writing has become an essential part of childhood the world over. Four themed sections – “Animals,” “Magic,” “Family, Friends & Foes” and “Matters of Importance” – take the reader on a journey into Roald Dahl’s unique imagination. In each section, there is a mix of complete stories, extracts from longer fiction, rhymes and memoirs as well as unpublished poetry and letters. A host of Roald Dahl’s best-loved characters are here, from the Enormous Crocodile to Willy Wonka, from the Minpins to the Twits, from James to Matilda.


Reviews


Fun Stuff


Covers


Dutch Covers – Roald Dahl’s schatkamer


Finnish Covers


French Covers – Le Grand Livre de Roald Dahl


German Covers – Die große Roald Dahl Schatzkiste


Japanese Covers – まるごと一冊 ロアルド・ダール


Norwegian Covers – Den store Roald Dahl boken


Serbian Covers – Riznica Roalda Dala


Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Viking, 1994, USA.
    • Felicity Dahl (Contributor)
    • Jan Baldwin (Photographer)
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Who but Roald Dahl could think up such mouthwatering and deliciously disgusting foods as Lickable Wallpaper, Stink Bugs Eggs, and Eatable Pillows?Now theres a practical guide to making these and other delicacies featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Dahl’s other books, with easy, step-by-step recipes that range from the delectable to the truly revolting. Quentin Blake’s illustrations combine with full-color photographs of the luscious results to perfectly capture Roald Dahl’s wicked sense of fun. “Deliciously playful.Dahl, one suspects, would have been tickled.” — Publishers Weekly


Fun Stuff

Merchandise


Covers


Bulgarian Covers – Изключително гнусни рецепти и други вкусни удоволствия


French Covers – Les irrésistibles recettes


German Covers – Roald Dahls rotzfreche Rezepte


Japanese Covers – ダールの
おいしい!?レストラン


Welsh Covers – Bwydydd Ych Y Pych Roald Dahl


The Roald Dahl Quiz Book

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Information

  • First edition:
    • Puffin Books, 1994, UK.
  • Written by: Richard Maher and Sylvia Bond
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
  • Also published as:
    • The Roald Dahl Quiz Book – 1
    • The Roald Dahl Cunning Quiz Book
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Description

Guaranteed to challenge, delight and amuse Dahl enthusiasts everywhere. Here are over 300 questions and answers based on six of Dahl’s best-loved titles: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, George’s “Marvellous Medicine”, “Fantastic Mr Fox”, “Esio Trot”, “The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me” and “Matilda”. With Quentin Blake’s illustrations throughout.


Covers


Roald Dahl’s Guide to Railway Safety

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Information

Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

  • First edition:
    • British Railways Board, 1991, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
      • To identify: Authorial copyright statement with the date of publication followed underneath by ‘Published by British Railways Board’ published in softcover and not priced
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Description

This is a small publication of 24 pages plus covers which would be described as “wraps” or cardboard similar to paperback covers. In this case, the whole thing is stapled together, not glued.

The copyright is on the inside cover. It states:

British Railways Board asked Roald Dahl
to write the text of this book,
and Quentin Blake to illustrate it,
to help young people enjoy
using the railways safely.British Railways Board gratefully acknowledges
their willing co–operation

Copyright Felicity Dahl 1991 and the
Executors of the Estate of Roald Dahl for so long
as the period of executorship subsists under the said Estate.

Published by British Railways Board
Produced by Michael Benn and Associates
(0937) 844515
Designed by Clinton Banbury
Printed by Hunterprint Group Plc.


Covers


Roald Dahl’s Even More Revolting Recipes

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Viking, 2001, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape, 2001, UK.
  • Introduced by: Felicity Dahl (Contributor)
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl’s recipes are back! Inspired by his most popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There’s no better way to liven up a party than to dine on Lizards’ Tails and enjoy a delicious Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall. Like anything by Roald Dahl, it’s sure to be extraordinarily funny!


Covers


Memories with Food at Gipsy House

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Information

Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

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Description

This book is a mixture of anecdotes covering Roald Dahl’s family, his childhood, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table at Gipsey House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage – Norwegian, French, British, etc – or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significance for the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscenses rich in nostalgia and humour. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald’s passion for chocolate, onions and wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: “Hangman’s Suppers” – contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John Le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others.


Fun Stuff

Sotheby’s Dahl Auction 1997


Covers


Czech Covers – Vzpomínky z kuchyně aneb Jak se vaří v Gipsy House


Dutch Covers – Aan tafel met Roald Dahl


Norwegian Covers


The Roald Dahl Diary

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Information

Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

  • First edition:
    • Puffin, 1991, US & UK.
      • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
      • To identify: Uses a numberline and priced at £4.08 and $10.95
  • Contains: illustrations and quotes from Dahl’s books

Covers


Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape, 1983, Great Britain.
  • Selected and compiled by: Roald Dahl
  • Introduction written by: Roald Dahl
  • Contains:
    • “Introduction” by Roald Dahl
    • “W.S.” by L. P. Hartley
    • “Harry” by Rosemary Timperley
    • “The Corner Shop” by Cynthia Asquith
    • “In the Tube” by E. F. Benson
    • “Christmas Meeting” by Rosemary Timperley
    • “Elias and the Draug” by Jonas Lie
    • “Playmates” by A. M. Burrage
    • “Ringing the Changes” by Robert Aickman
    • “The Telephone” by Mary Treadgold
    • “The Ghost of a Hand” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
    • “The Sweeper” by A. M. Burrage (Ex–Private X)
    • “Afterward” by Edith Wharton
    • “On the Brighton Road” by Richard Middleton
    • The Upper Berth” by F. Marion Crawford.
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Description

As Dahl relates in the introduction, he started the research for this book by making a call to the celebrated ghost-story anthologist/writer, Lady Cynthia Asquith. He then went to the British Museum Library, and read a total of 749 tales before selecting 14 for this anthology. His criterion: “Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts.” Included here are not only acknowledged classics by Robert Aickman, Edith Wharton, J. S. Le Fanu, and F. Marion Crawford, but also tales by lesser–known writers such as L. P. Hartley, Rosemary Timperley, Jonas Lie, Mary Treadgold, and A. M. Burrage. The Washington Post writes, “Dahl’s taste, it will surprise no one, is impeccable.”


Reviews

  • “Some shudders, and memorable exotic tales” by Ralph Elliott from February 18, 1984 issue of The Canberra Times – Canberra, Australia (read online)

Covers


Catalan Covers – Històries de fantasmes


Dutch Covers – Het griezelkabinet van Roald Dahl


French Covers – Histoires de fantômes


German Covers – Roald Dahl’s Buch der Schauergeschichten


Italian Covers – Il libro delle storie di fantasmi


Norwegian Covers – Roald Dahls svarte bok


Russian Covers – Рассказы о привидениях


Thai Covers – ชั่วโมงผี