The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka

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

  • First editions:
    • Allen & Unwin, 1978, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Faith Jaques
      • To identify: Standard practice statement (‘First published in Great Britain in’ followed by the date, no later dates or printing statements) that finishes ‘one volume 1978’ with non-priced jacket (or with sticker priced at £4.95) – Note: this is a unique jacket and there are discrepancies between the first and second printing. Richard’s site has a note with more details about it…
    • Later editions:
      • Unwin/Hyman, 1987, UK.
        • Illustrated by: Michael Foreman
        • To identify: Standard practice statement beginning ‘This one volume…’ first published in 1987, with jacket priced at £9.95 – Note: again, some interesting notes on the dust jacket as seen on Richard’s site…
      • Knopf, 1994, USA.
        • Illustrated by: Joseph Schindelman
        • To identify: Published without jacket and not priced with a number line on the copyright page
      • Viking, 1995, UK.
        • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
        • To identify: Number line used with jacket priced at £12.99
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A dazzling volume containing two classic Roald Dahl novels!

Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka have been children’s favorites for generations. Now their two books are available in one stunning edition! In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the gates of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside. And then in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Charlie and Willy Wonka are back in a fantastic journey to outer space.

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Catalan Covers – Les grans aventures d’en Charlie i el senyor Willy Wonka