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 ...
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.
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.
Garth Williams. Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First printing (states 10-5 First Edition 1-U on the copyright page). Moderate shelfwear. The boards are rubbed and stained in spots. In a sound binding with hinges intact.
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 Nuba® 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 Nuba® or a combination of both. Nuba® 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.
Garth Williams illus. G-VG without DJ, light stains on front cover, inside clean, No stains inside, pictorial cloth covers and end papers, stated first edition on copyright page. Owner's inscription in pencil on fep, book inside would rate VG+
Williams, Garth. Very Good-in Good-jacket. Beige cloth covered boards, green & white lettering on front & spine, pine drawings by Garth Williams, 131 pages. 1st edition/1st state with the Harper code of 10-5/ First Edition Stated/I-U. Boards lightly worn at tips of corners/head & heel of spine, bookplate on front paste-down, minor age toning of text pages. Dust jacket age toned, price clipped & very chipped (see scans). Dust jacket protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments.
Very Good. Condition: Very Good; 1st Edition, with I-U and state First Edition on CP. Unclipped DJ states $2.00. Book is clean throught with minor shelfwear, DJ has some chipping at spine ends and top edge, spine is lightly soiled. Handsome copy of this beloved children's classic. Hardcover.
Very Good. No Jacket. First edition (so stated; "10-5. I-U"). 8vo. Over 40 b/w illustrations, endpapers, spine and upper cover illustrations by Garth Williams. Original tan pictorial cloth, stamped in green and white, green and white pictorial endpapers. Very good. No dust jacket. No signatures or bookplates.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A clean copy of the First Edition in an attractive jacket with some modest wear. Jacket a little dusty and misses the bottom 1/2" of the spine panel. Original $2.00 jacket price crossed out and 2 pencil prices written below It. A clean and attractive copy of a Kids Book High Spot! ; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Williams, Garth. Fine in very good dust jacket. Includes illustrations. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York. 1945. 8vo. This is the true first edition first printing with first edition, I-U and 10-5 on copyright page. Frontispiece and illustrations are by Garth Williams. This is a lovely copy of the classic children s tale by this popular author. There is some very slight marginal toning to the pages, some light creasing to the first few pages and some very minor marking and rubbing to the boards, otherwise the book is in Fine condition. The front endpapers have been mounted upside-down, and the book is bound in its original pictorial cloth. The book is encased in it s original dustjacket, illustrated by Garth Williams with original price of $2.25 still on the top corner of front flap. The jacket is in Very Good condition, with some browning and edge wear, it is a little frayed with loss to the spine ends and a further hole to the spine and lower panel and splits at the corners. In all this is an attractive copy of a children s classic, which has also been enjoyed by many an adult over the years. Indeed, it is very much for all ages and delights all a wide variety of readers, in much the same way as Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows. As such, this would make an excellent addition to any collectoion of modern first editions.
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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