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Charlotte's Web.

by WHITE, E. B

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Tanning from the tape use to attach the letter; otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped jacket which has some tanning to t
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About This Item

New York:: Harper & Brothers,, [1952].. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Tanning from the tape use to attach the letter; otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped jacket which has some tanning to the spine and some edgewear.. 8vo,. Pictures by Garth Williams. A one-page typed letter signed by E.B. White on New Yorker letterhead, 26 February 53, is affixed to the front pastedown with tape at corners. The recipient has added a lengthy quotation from E.B. White's letters about Charlotte's Web to the half-title page.

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
Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
68630
Title
Charlotte's Web.
Author
WHITE, E. B
Format/Binding
Publisher's cloth in dust jacket.
Book condition
Used - Tanning from the tape use to attach the letter; otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped jacket which has some tanning to t
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
[1952].
Pages
184 pp.
Size
8vo,
Size
8vo,

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