DAHL, Road (author). Nancy Ekholm BURKERT (illustrator). James And The Giant Peach. New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1961 [Circa 1966].
Royal 8vo. Original deep coral cloth blocked with a pictorial wreath, in blind, to upper cover and lettered gilt to spine, green endpapers; pp. [viii] + 118 + [ii]; with illustrations by Burkert throughout, in profusion, in both monochrome, tints, and full colour; externally ostensibly very good and clean with bruising to forecorners of upper cover, with wear to cloth at lower edges of boards and expert retouching of colour; internally generally very good with some dust-soiling to edges of book block, a few small marks, a number of pages showing the faint vestiges of corner turning, minor marking to lower free endpaper, and a metallic gold blind-stamped bookseller's label to front endpaper, protected by a pleasing, price-clipped, dustwrapper with small chipping, and some associated lateral creasing, to spine ends and corners.
Early edition, first published in 1961, with 4-line colophon to rear, with no mention of the paper supplier, and a 9-digit SBN (introduced in 1966) to bottom panel of the dustwrapper. This copy is inscribed in ink to the title-page, in black felt pen, by the author, "Love, Roald Dahl".