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Charlotte’s Web

by WHITE, E.B

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First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Bros., 1952. First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient’s bookplate. Inscribed copies of this now-classic children’s book are very uncommon; the author was reluctant to inscribe books.

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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Bookseller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
27532P
Title
Charlotte’s Web
Author
WHITE, E.B
Book condition
Used - First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient
Publisher
Harper & Bros.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
bookplate
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First Edition
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inscribed
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