Roald Dahl First Edition Books

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Roald Dahl First Edition Books are collectible books written by the highly popular children's author.

Brief history and description

Roald Dahl was a famous British novelist best known for penning books like James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964). Dahl also wrote a variety of popular short stories, children's books and poems which have helped him to become one of the best-selling authors in the world, and some of his other notable publications include George's Marvellous Medicine (1981), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), Matilda (1988), The Witches (1983) and The BFG (1982).

Dahl was listed by The Times as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

Guide for collectors

First edition copies of James and the Giant Peach which were bound by Wolff Press are considered to be the most rare and valuable.

Restoration of Roald Dahl's first edition books is not recommended, as restoring the book may decrease its value.

For more information regarding Roald Dahl's first edition books, visit Roald Dahl's official website.

Value

Swann Auction Galleries in New York sold a first edition copy of James and the Giant Peach which was bound by Wolff Press for $5,000 in April of 2006.

PBA Galleries in San Francisco, California sold a first edition copy of The Gremlins for $750 in January of 2011, another first edition copy of the same title for $3,000 in July of 2007, and another first edition copy for $325 in August of 2008.

PBA Galleries in San Francisco, California sold a first edition copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for $550 in December of 2008, and Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold another first edition copy of the same title for $1,000 in June of 2008.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a first edition copy of Some Time Never: A Fable for Superman for $40 in June of 2008.

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