Hardcover. New York, Knopf, 1st, 1964, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 162 pages. This the first printing of the true First Edition, published 3 years before the UK edition. 8vo, 240 x 160 mm, 9 x 6 inches, deep red cloth, gilt lettered spine, title embossed on upper cover, mustard endpapers, top edges dyed maroon. Black and white illustrations by Joseph Schindelmann. No inscriptions, near fine in very good dust jacket: not price clipped ($3.95), very clean, no ISBN on rear. Six lines of printing and binding information in back of book as a required point of the first issue. There is a small sliver of dust jacket missing between the third and fourth lines of blue type on the front panel, which is hard to see with the white backing of the mylar protecting it. That and a small tanning spot below Wonka dancing on back panel are the only flaws. Detailed pictures availble. A great collector's copy.
Record # 411841