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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First Edition. First Printing, with "I-B" code on copyright page. Octavo (20.75cm); publisher's beige cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and light blue on spine and front cover; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],184pp; illus. Spine ends gently nudged, else Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, price-clipped, with a hint of sunning to spine and rear panel, a tiny nick to base of spine, and some subtle toning to edges on verso; a bright, Near Fine example. Attractive copy of the author's beloved book, a barnyard story which has enchanted generations of readers since it was published in 1952. Basis for two well-received film adaptations, a 1973 animated film and a more recent production by Gary Winick (2006), starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey.

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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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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
4252
Title
CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Author
White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952

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Copyright page
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