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Charlotte's Web. by  E. B WHITE - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 137825)

Charlotte's Web.

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Charlotte's Web.: Pictures by Garth Williams.

by WHITE, E. B

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About This Item

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. Inscribed by the author First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author in blue ink on the half-title: "For Lynn Bushell with greetings from E B White". E. B. White won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970 for Charlotte's Web and his first children's book, Stuart Little, which was published in 1945. Octavo. Original light brown cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black and blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With dust jacket. Housed in an oatmeal cloth box with spine and front cover lettered in black and blue. Numerous line-drawing illustrations by Williams. Minor bumping to spine ends, small patch of faint discolouration to lower edge of front board, minute nick to lower tip of front board, otherwise clean and firm. A crisp, near-fine copy in the very good dust jacket, occasional light toning, corners sometime discreetly restored, a couple of tiny edge-splits, extremities rubbed, else unmarked and not price-clipped. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 92.

Synopsis

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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book dealer
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
137825
Title
Charlotte's Web.
Author
WHITE, E. B
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Harper and Brothers,
Date Published
1952

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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