Charlotte's Web

by White, E B

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.

First Edition Identification

The first edition of Charlotte’s Web was published on October 15, 1952. The dust jacket artist and illustrator is Garth Williams. This edition was published by Harper & Brothers in New York, N.Y., in contrast to some later editions, which were published by Harper & Row. There are three primary identifying points to this edition. First, “I-B” is towards the bottom of the copyright page, a code that identifies the publication date. Second, “First Edition” is stated above the “I-B” code on the copyright page. Finally, the original price of $2.50 is shown on the front flap of the dust jacket.

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1952
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. First edition. First edition. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. The finest copy we have seen of this enduring classic. . The first issue book and wrapper (stated "First Edition/ 1-B" on copyright page, unclipped price on from wrapper fly). Wrapper with very minor tears to top and bottom of spine,… Read more about this item
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1952
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New York: Harper, 1952. First. hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first edition (First Edition stated on copyright page) in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by White on the half title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of dust jacket.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB
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1952
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New York: Harper & Row, 1952. Reprint. Fine in near-fine jacket.. Inscribed later printing of the modern children's classic, an exploration of innocence and change, death and courage. One spider's efforts to save a pig from slaughter charmed audiences immediately upon publication, showing that "that human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders."… Read more about this item
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Penguin, UK, 2006. Reprint. Medium Trade Paperback. Very Good. Medium Trade Paperback. 170 pages. *** PUBLISHING DETAILS: Penguin, UK, 2006. Reprint. *** CONDITION: This book is in very good condition. More specifically: Covers have light creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. . Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition.… Read more about this item
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1952
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First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, one of the best we've seen of this enduring classic. The first issue book and dustjacket (stated "First Edition/ 1-B" on copyright page, unclipped price on from wrapper fly). A true collector's copy of this timeless children's tale!
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1952
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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952 First edition, first printing. Stated first edition on the copyright page with the code I-B<p> The book is in near fine condition. Nice end papers with no writing. Inside pages clean and unmarked.<p> Dust jacket is price clipped, mylar covered, Faint chips at the top and bottom of the spine. A small… Read more about this item
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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. WILLIAMS, Garth. . Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. Full description: WHITE, E.B.. Charlotte's Web. Illustrated by Garth Williams. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First edition, first issue with stated "First Edition" and publisher's code "I-B" on verso of title-page.… Read more about this item
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB - INSCRIBED
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by White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970. Attractive copy of White's beloved book, a barnyard story which has enchanted generations of readers since it was published in 1952. A Newbery Honoree, and basis for two well-received film adaptations - a 1973 animated film and a more recent production by Gary Winick (2006), starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, and Oprah… Read more about this item
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New York:: Harper & Brothers,, [1952].. First edition.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket.. Tanning from the tape use to attach the letter; otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped jacket which has some tanning to the spine and some edgewear.. 8vo,. Pictures by Garth Williams. A one-page typed letter signed by E.B. White on New Yorker… Read more about this item
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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

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1967
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Penguin Books, 1967. Paperback. Good. 1967. 174 pages. Paperback book with pictorial cover. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light marking and tanning.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by WHITE, E.B.

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First Edition
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1952
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NY: HARPER & BROS. stated first edition (i-b), unclipped dj (2.50). owner's stamp to ffep, four blurbs to rear dj that has "49" written in ink. . VG. Hardcover. First Edition. 1952.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB. [Collector's Custom Clamshell Case Only - Not a book]

CHARLOTTE'S WEB. [Collector's Custom Clamshell Case Only - Not a book]

by White, E.B.

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First Edition Clamshell Case
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New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First Edition Clamshell Case. No Binding. Clamshell Case As New/No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case. No Binding. 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… Read more about this item
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E.B. [ Elywn Brooks]

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First Thus
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2002
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Hardcover
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9780061127762
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Athens: Harper Collins , 2002 Book. Illus. by Williams, Gareth & Wells Rosemary . Near Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. Signature Edition "This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur - and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With… Read more about this item
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Charlotte's Web: 70th Anniversary Edition (A Puffin Book)

Charlotte's Web: 70th Anniversary Edition (A Puffin Book)

by White, E. B.

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Paperback
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9780141354828
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Charlotte's Web: 70th Anniversary Edition (A Puffin Book)

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Paperback
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9780141354828
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Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte's Web -- Film Pressbook

by WHITE, E. B.

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Used - Near Fine
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No Jacket
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First Edition
Published
1972
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Paperback
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CA: Hanna-Barbera, 1972. Pressbook originally sent to movie theater owners to help them promote the release of the upcoming film. The number 73/73 is written at very top edge. Eight pages (12 1/4" by 15") featuring articles, reviews, ads, and black & white reproductions of the selections of movie posters for the movie. Also includes a separate 10-page… Read more about this item
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Charlotte's Web (1st edition)
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by White, E.B.

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1/1/1952
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Hardcover w/DJ
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1/1/1952. Hardcover w/DJ. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. Stated 1st edition with I-B on copyright page; dust jacket not original to this copy, in protective cover; tan cloth; covers lightly soiled; pictorial endpapers; text clean. G/G
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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
First Edition
Published
1952
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Hardcover
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952 First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Original publisher's light tan cloth, lettered in blue and black, pictorial blue endpapers with a cobweb illustration in white; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with Garth's illustration of Fern holding Wilbur and looking at Charlotte to the front panel, lettered in black, blue, red and… Read more about this item
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