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Charlotte's Web by E.B. WHITE - First Edition - 1952 - from Grinning Cat Books (SKU: 31486)

Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. WHITE

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  • Hardcover
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First edition, first printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, one of the best copies we have seen of this enduring classic. Th/Fine
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About This Item

First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, one of the best we've seen of this enduring classic. The first issue book and dustjacket (stated "First Edition/ 1-B" on copyright page, unclipped price on from wrapper fly). A true collector's copy of this timeless children's tale!

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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Details

Bookseller
Grinning Cat Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
31486
Title
Charlotte's Web
Author
E.B. WHITE
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - First edition, first printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, one of the best copies we have seen of this enduring classic. Th
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952

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