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Charlotte’s Web. by  E.B.; Illustrated by Garth Williams White - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 127196)

Charlotte’s Web.

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Charlotte’s Web.

by White, E.B.; Illustrated by Garth Williams

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About This Item

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. First edition, first printing of E.B. White's classic tale of friendship with the code "I-B" on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "Jane Brauzel Congratulations and best wishes E.B. White." Illustrated by Garth Williams. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Rare signed and inscribed. The most celebrated of White’s three children’s books, "Charlotte’s Web is rightly regarded as a modern classic" (Connolly, 322-23). With numerous illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, Books of the Century, 210.

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
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
127196
Title
Charlotte’s Web.
Author
White, E.B.; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952
Keywords
charlotte's Web First Edition Signed, Charlotte's Web first edition, E.B. White inscribed first edition, Garth Williams, rare childrens book
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
First Edition
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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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