New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. Garth Williams. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 184pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] in tan cloth with decorative spine and cover titles in sky blue and black. Blue and white spider web patterned endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed; corners and spine ends slightly bumped. There are a number of tiny pin-prick-sized holes in the cloth along the front joint. In a price-clipped dust jacket, with toning (more so to the spine and edges of the rear panel), and occasional small open tears to the edges. The deepest tear is thin, measuring 3/4" deep. Very good / very good. Item #63047
Illustrated with forty-seven black and white drawings by Garth Williams.
First edition, stated, with 'I-B' on copyright page confirming it as a first printing.
"Charlotte's Web earned critical acclaim upon its release- Eudora Welty notably called it 'just about perfect' - and it quickly became a beloved children's classic. While humorous and charming, the novel also contains important lessons. For example, Fern's caring for Wilbur teaches her responsibility, and she realizes that if she stands up for what she believes in she can make a difference in the world. Charlotte and Wilbur's friendship, despite their differences in nature, teaches tolerance." - Britannica.com
A first edition of this classic children's novel.