Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother, George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. His daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, ...
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother, George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. His daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, and crawling inside a piano to fix the keys for his brother. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her down. He ventures away from home for the very first time in his life and finds himself embroiled in one exciting adventure after another, making new friends and meeting old ones along the way. This is a story of growing up, and ultimately of discovering oneself.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1946. First Edition. 122 pages. No dust jacket. Illustrated by Gareth Williams. Grey cloth hardback with green lettering and illustration. Inscribed. Ffep missing. Internal hinges cracked. Significant use marking, foxing and tanning present to pages. Text remains clear and legible throughout on yellowed pages. Illustrated. Binding has weakened due to hinge cracking. Heavy tanning, foxing, edge wear and use marking present. Spine and board edges sunned. Bumped corners.
Illustrated by Williams, Garth. Very good in very good dust jacket. American edition. White pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Reissue. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks; grubby marks. [S]
Very good. No dust jacket. Very good condition, at a very fair price. Original first edition of this children's classic, printed in 1945. Copyright page gives publisher's convention for first edition: "10-5 First edition I-U." Gift inscription dated Nov 6, 1945 reads: "Dear Prilly, There's a new pal for your idle hours. A mouse-tiny enough to cuddle in a comfortable corner of your warm heart. Love & best wishes, Firsty." Tan boards, little wear, a nice used book that started life as a wonderful loving gift.
Illustrated by Williams, Garth & Wells, Rosemary. Fine. Lovely pictorial cloth. Green pictorial endpapers. 135 pages. The original b/w illustrations have been coloured by Rosemary Wells. Contained in original green slipcase. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]
1945, 1st Edition. () Very good in good dust jacket. 131pp. Octavo. Brown illustrated cloth; spine title in green. Minor shelf wear to crown and foot. Illustrated dust jacket, unclipped; loss to spine and upper corner of front panel; other corners chipped with some rubbing to panels. Illustrated endpapers; frontis and title page. Etchings reproduced in text. Presentable copy; textblock clean and bright. First edition of E.B. White's classic. Rare in jacket.
Clamshell Case As New. No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case. Custom Clamshell Case. No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Collector's Clamshell Case. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. [Book Date]. Superb Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HANDCRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is Gilt-stamped at the spine. The case is finished in black NubaŽ with a 'sculpted design [after Garth Williams' charming illustrated wrapper] on the side. Velour finished interior. Every TBCL case can be finished in a selection of fine leathers & cloths or NubaŽ or a combination of both. NubaŽ is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. A Delightful Collector's Custom Case for this beloved Children's Classic. Generally over 100 in-stock titles. Custom Craft available upon request. Book definitely NOT included. Photographs Upon Request.
Collectible; Very Good in Very Good jacket. A solid copy of the 1945 stated 1st edition, in the 2nd state ("$2.25" price on the flap) dustjacket. VG in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light soiling to the rear panel and light creasing at the spine base. Octavo, 131 pgs.
While E B While's celebrated Charlotte's Web receives a bit more attention, Stuart Little is also worthy of being in every home's library. The title character has wonderful adventures and the compassion shown for others, despite their differences, teaches worthwhile values.
Jul 2, 2009
Splendid Reading for All Ages
'Stuart Little' is that lovely thing, a book children and adults can enjoy, ideally together. Funny and smart and beautifully written, I thoroughly recommend this book. A wonderful quotation to remember: Stuart asks about the best, most important things in the world and a child responds; the smell of the neck of a baby whose mother keeps it tidy. Exactly! I will visit my granddaughter, aged four, in London later this year and I am so looking forward to the pleasure of reading 'Stuart Little' to her.
Mar 25, 2009
This book has always been one of my favorites as a child. I can hardly remember many other books I had read as a little girl but this one is unforgettable!
Stuart Little is an adorable mouse that touches your heart as he becomes part of a human family. The Little's end up adopting this little mouse as their second child, and there are many bumps in the road before he is accepted and loved by his human brother and family cat. A must read!
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