Charlotte's Web


Author: E. B. White

Illustrator: Garth Williams

WHITE, E[lwyn] B[rooks]. Charlotte’s Web. Pictures by Garth Williams. NY: Harper & Brothers [1952]. 8vo, [viii] 184pp. Beige cloth decoratively stamped in light blue and black. Decorative endpapers; numerous b&w illustrations. Light rubbing to spine ends, front endpapers discolored near hinge, front free endpaper slightly rubbed at upper edge, fixed endpapers affixed to covers a bit further to edge of covers than usual (bindery error), else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (3/8” chip at base of spine panel, some tiny chips along edges, spine and rear panel a bit sunned, price-clipped). With a bookplate signed by the artist, Garth Williams, laid-in.

First edition. 1953 Newbery Honor Book! This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature. How Wilbur, the runt of a pig’s litter, is adopted by Fern, befriended by the spider, Charlotte, and saved by Charlotte’s clever writing – and spinning. One of the most beautiful children’s books ever written. The basis for the 1973 and 2006 films.