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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by  E.B White - First Edition - 1952 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 1056)


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by White, E.B

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. Very good in like jacket. First edition of the modern children's classic, an exploration of innocence and change, death and courage. One spider's efforts to save a pig from slaughter charmed audiences immediately upon publication, showing that "that human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders." The book was published by Harper under the editorship of Ursula Nordstrom, who was the primary force in fashioning modern children's literature away from morality and education towards imagination and affection. 8'' x 5''. Original full tan cloth, front board and spine stamped in blue with illustrated title. Original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Blue web-patterned endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Garth Williams throughout. [8], 184 pages. Early bookshop ticket on front pastedown; ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Light soil to covers of book, some fraying of cloth at spine tips. Shallow chipping to jacket.


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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On Feb 7 2007, rafaela78 said:
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Type Punch Matrix US (US)
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White, E.B
Book condition
Used - Very good in like jacket
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Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
20th century,American,Chapter Book,Newbery

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