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Charlotte’s Web

by WHITE, E.B

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First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Bros., 1952. First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient’s bookplate. Inscribed copies of this now-classic children’s book are very uncommon; the author was reluctant to inscribe books.

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
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
35613P
Title
Charlotte’s Web
Author
WHITE, E.B
Book condition
Used - First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient
Publisher
Harper & Bros.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

Glossary

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bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
jacket
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