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WHITE, E[lwyn] B[rooks]. Charlotte's Web. Pictures by Garth Williams. NY: Harper & Brothers . 8vo, [viii] 184pp. Beige cloth decoratively stamped in light blue and black. Decorative endpapers; numerous b&w illustrations. Light rubbing to spine ends, front endpapers discolored near hinge, front free endpaper slightly rubbed at upper edge, fixed endpapers affixed to covers a bit further to edge of covers than usual (bindery error), else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (3/8" chip at base of spine panel, some tiny chips along edges, spine and rear panel a bit sunned, price-clipped). With a bookplate signed by the artist, Garth Williams, laid-in.First edition. 1953 Newbery Honor Book! This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature. How Wilbur, the runt of a pig's litter, is adopted by Fern, befriended by the spider, Charlotte, and saved by Charlotte's clever writing – and spinning. One of the most beautiful children's books ever written. The basis for the 1973 and 2006 films.
Charlotte's Web is an award-winning children's novel by acclaimed American author E. B. White. The book was first published October 15th, 1952, by Harper & Brothers, with illustrations by Garth Williams. “Where's Papa going with that Axe?” one of the most famous first lines in children's literature, brings readers right into the story as Fern steps in and adopts Wilbur, a pig deemed unworthy of life because he is “small,” “weak” and a “runt.”. Later, when Wilbur is moved to Fern's uncle's farm and awaiting a certain fate of slaughter at the end of the season, he befriends Charlotte, a wise and unsentimental spider, who spins webs proclaiming Wilbur's value as “Some Pig” and 'Terrific”. Charlotte's Web is one of the best-selling paperbacks of all time. E.B. White rarely signed books, so a signed first edition can run anywhere from a few thousand dollars, to over $25,000.
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