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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White - 1st edition, 1st printing - 1952 - from Kubik Fine Books Ltd,  ABAA (SKU: 1253304)

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by E.B. White

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. 1st edition, 1st printing. Hardcover. The true first printing (stated 1st with I-B slug on copyright page) in first state dj ($2.50 price, rear panel with four review blurbs for Stuart Little and Harper & Brothers/Publishers slug at bottom). Near fine (a few rust spots on rear cover) in a very good+ dustjacket. Jacket whole and complete with some browning along edges and also the rear panel and some tiny 1/16-inch chips at top of the spine.

Synopsis

Charlotte’s Web (1952) by E. B. White is a piece of classic children’s literature. Fern Arable, a young girl growing up on a farm, pleads with her father to not butcher the runt of a recently birthed litter of pigs. After being spared, Wilbur the pig spends some time as Fern’s pet before being sold to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, at which point Wilbur’s adventure truly begins. After being rejected by the other animals at Homer’s farm, Wilbur strikes up an unlikely friendship with Charlotte, a spider whose silky web resides near the pig. When Wilbur learns that he is to be butchered, his arachnid companion hatches a daring plan to save his life. The famous novel has been adapted into a movie, video game, stage production, and is soon to be made into a television series. A feat of storytelling, Charlotte’s Web won the Laura Ingall’s Wilder Medal and was a Newbery Honor book in 1953. 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
Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1253304
Title
CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Author
E.B. White
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st edition, 1st printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952

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About Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA

Store located at 24 Park Avenue in Dayton, Ohio. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4:30pm and on Saturdays by chance/appt. We have over 50,000 books of all types - specialities include Roman Catholic theology and culture, military history, ancient and medieval studies, and general rare books in all fields. Company president Owen D. Kubik has been a full-time bookseller for over 35 years.

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jacket
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good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
first state
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
spine
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