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Charlotte's Web by  E. B White - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1403206)

Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B

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About This Item

New York: Harper, 1952. First. hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first edition (First Edition stated on copyright page) in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by White on the half title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of dust jacket.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1403206
Title
Charlotte's Web
Author
White, E. B
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Harper
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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fine
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inscribed
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half title
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First Edition
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