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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by  Garth (illustrations)  E.B. (novel); Williams - First Edition - 1952 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 4252)

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First Edition. Attractive copy of the author's beloved book, a barnyard story which has enchanted generations of readers since it was published in 1952. Basis for two well-received film adaptations, a 1973 animated film and a more recent production by Gary Winick (2006), starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey. First Printing, with "I-B" code on copyright page. Octavo (20.75cm); publisher's beige cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and light blue on spine and front cover; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],184pp; illus. Spine ends gently nudged, else Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, price-clipped, with a hint of sunning to spine and rear panel, a tiny nick to base of spine, and some subtle toning to edges on verso; a bright, Near Fine example.

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
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4252
Title
CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Author
White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952

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First Edition
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