Good in Good jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, limited issue of 500 unnumbered copies signed by White (as "EBW") on the limitation page tipped-in as issued. First issue dustjacket. Quarter-cloth with spine lettering and paper-covered boards. Minimal shelfwear and toning on cloth spine ends, board corners lightly tapped; dustjacket with wear at corners, large chip at spine topedge/rear panel topedge, closed tear on front flap fold, wear at folds and toning, mostly on spine. Altogether a tight copy in Good condition in a Good intact dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Collectible; Fine in Fine jacket. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY EB WHITE (AS "ANDY") AND INITIALLED AND DATED BY HIM AS WELL on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1954 stated 1st edition. Solid and Near Fine in an unusually crisp and bright dustjacket. Price-clipped but still easily Near Fine. Octavo, 253 pgs. Signed by Author.
Very Good. Inscribed by E. B. White (1899-1985) to his wife, Katharine S. White (1892-1977) in ink on the first free endpaper: "With love to my modern classical wife/KSW/from/EBW." Always the humorist, White is referring to this special edition, "Harper's Modern Classics." White's 19th book, "The Second Tree from the Corner" was published two years after the enormous success of "Charlotte's Web." Katharine S. White was the longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker where she met E.B. White in the late 1920s; they were married in 1929. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First Harper's Modern Classics Edition. xii, 266,  pp. 8vo. Red cloth boards with titling to cover board and spine. Spine has just a hint of sunning. Clean and crisp within. Encased in a fitted mylar dust jacket. This edition includes a biographical essay by W. W. Watt. [Hall A19].
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