"It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention": First Edition of E.B. White’s Beloved Classic Charlotte’s Web; Inscribed by Him

  • Charlotte’s Web.
  • Charlotte's Web.

Charlotte’s Web.

Item Number: 28065

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.

First edition and first printing of E.B. White’s classic tale of friendship with the code “I-B” on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, blue and white spider-web patterned endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Sam with greetings from Andy (E.B. White).” Fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine crown. Rare signed and inscribed.

The most celebrated of White’s three children’s books, "Charlotte’s Web is rightly regarded as a modern classic" (Connolly, 322-23). With numerous illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, Books of the Century, 210.