"JUST ABOUT PERFECT, AND JUST MAGICAL IN THE WAY IT IS DONE" (EUDORA WELTY)
WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). Octavo, original beige cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $4200.
First edition of one of the most delightful and beloved children's books, a cornerstone of any collection of modern children's literature.
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 endearing illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, 6. Costen 11941. Books of the Century, 210.
Bright about-fine book; two small repairs to verso, lightest rubbing with very little of the usual toning to colorful near-fine dust jacket.