Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these ...Show synopsisBeloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition,...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition, First Edition and I-B stated on copyright page. Inscribed on the half-title page. Book near fine, slight bump to front bottom corner, covers very slightly faded. Dust jacket near fine, fading along spine and covers. Flap price $2.50. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Description:Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 184pp., biege cloth printed in blue...Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 184pp., biege cloth printed in blue and black. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Correct publisher's code, I-B, for Sept. 1952, on copyright page. This copy is inscribed by the author on the front endpaper "For Katherine and Mary/Powers/ from E.B. White/(and Katharine White)". This copy is from the library of the late J.F. Powers, novelist and short story writer whose novel "Morte D'Urban" won the National Book Award in 1963, and whose subsequent novel, "Wheat that Springeth Green", was a finalist for the same award in 1988. The inscription is to his daughters. His daughter Katherine Powers is a well known literary critic and book reviewer who edited a selection of her fathers letters, which was published to critical acclaim in 2013 as "Suitable Accomodations". She is also the 2013 recipiant of the National Book Critics Circle award for book reviewing. Katharine White was Powers long-time editor at the New Yorker and they corresponded for many years. Light-moderate general wear, moderate soiling to front cover, light soiling to back cover. Scans on request.
Description:First edition. Pictures by Garth Williams. Fine in a just about...First edition. Pictures by Garth Williams. Fine in a just about fine dustwrapper with a crease to the front spine fold and only a little bit of the spine toning that usually plagues this title. An especially nice copy of an enduring children's classic about a spider who befriends a pig. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. True First Edition as...Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. True First Edition as stated with I-B Below. A nice collectible copy. Pictures available. A really nice copy of a book that we all loved at one time or another. This book was loved.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 184 pages.
Description:Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Harper &...Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Harper & Brothers. 1952. 184 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. 184 pgs. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 883; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 184 pages.
Description:Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown cloth,...Pictures by Garth Williams. Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black and blue, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Some loss of size from cloth. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed and nicked jacket with toned spine panel. First edition, first printing.
Description:Garth Williams. Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition,...Garth Williams. Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Original publisher's cloth; dust jacket. About fine with a former owner's 1952 Christmas inscription to half-title page; lightly toned jacket with some light wear and minor chipping to the extremities, a few small stains, else very good. Charlotte's Web is a classic piece of children's literature that tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and how the farmer's daughter Fern and his spider friend Charlotte endeavor to save Wilbur from slaughter. Just as White's Stuart Little, about a mouse in a big city appealed to urban American children, Charlotte's Web was geared towards rural children who grew up living on a farm. The text is illustrated with forty-seven black and white drawings by Garth Williams, who also illustrated Stuart Little. In both, the artist's crosshatching illustrations portrayed a jovial subject matter beloved by children with a level of detail that simultaneously garnered adult admirers. White drew his inspiration for Charlotte's Web from his own experience tending to a sick pig, which he outlined in a 1947 essay for the Atlantic Monthly.
Description:Early printing (February 1953) signed by Garth Williams, the...Early printing (February 1953) signed by Garth Williams, the illustrator, in pencil on the half-title. Same format, binding and dust jacket as the first edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny chips. Very scarce signed by Williams.
Memories of having the book read to our class by my favorite teacher, Mrs. Rush. Reading it again, with my husband this time, was no less enjoyable. Creative and touching. It is timeless and for all ages of readers. I would highly recommend it.
While reading this book with my children I understood it with travelled appreciation. There are episodes on nearly every page that demonstrate an alternative to one of the most pervasive afflictions of society in America today; incivility. The themes of loyalty, tolerance, selflessness, kindness, ... are between every page. It's a classic that every parent ought to read to their children.
The gift of E.B. White was unique and singular in the history of American letters. He was a writer who refuses to be simply charachterised as a "children's author". Certainly there are as many or more adults as children who read his books over and over again. As with all great myths, legnds and tales intended for children, there is a hidden depth which is the key to the enduring nature of these myths. This book, has certainly already entered the pantheon of the classsics. The charachters, Fern, the little girl who loved the pig Wilbur, The rat Tempeton, who experiences a change of heart, all contribute to the wonderful and imaginative world which the author so beautifully conjures - a rich world all to itself.
The greatness in this book lies in the ability of the author to make the ordinary extraordinary, and the strange and wierd commonplace and natural - like a pig talking to a spider. A true classic
So much has been written in praise of this beloved story that I could not possibly add anything new. The deceptively simple tale of Wilbur the pig and the erudite spider who selflessly worked to keep him from becoming breakfast meat is known and loved by all who read it. E.B. White's beautiful, sinuous, poetic prose and Garth Williams' lovely line drawings complement each other perfectly - a great collaboration between author and illustrator. A children's story? Don't let that fool you, or keep you from glorying in this lovely book yourself. The story is as beautifully and robustly full of life as the seasons he lovingly describes, simultaneously simple and profound, as joyous and sad as the circle of life itself. Unforgettable. We, and our children, are fortunate to have this book.
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