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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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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Bookbid Rare Books
Published
1952
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$20,000.00

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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

by WHITE, E.B

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1952
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First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient
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$10,000.00

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New York: Harper & Bros., 1952. First Edition. A very good copy in a good dust jacket with chips, wear and interior mends. Inscribed twice by White; recipient’s bookplate. Inscribed copies of this now-classic children’s book are very uncommon; the author was reluctant to inscribe books.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by White, E.B.

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Type Punch Matrix
Published
1952
Condition
Fine in near-fine jacket.
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780060263850
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$5,000.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1952. Reprint. Fine in near-fine jacket.. Inscribed copy 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." The… Read more
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[White, E.B.] Charlotte's Web

by White, E.B.

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Nudelman Rare Books
Published
1952
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First edition
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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
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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1952
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Fine
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First
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New York: Harper, 1952. First. hardcover. Fine/Near fine. A fine first edition in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket signed by E. B. White on a tipped in page. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. First issue dust jacket with only Harper on the spine. Higher price of $.295 stamped nest to… Read more
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB - INSCRIBED

by White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)

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1970
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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
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Charlotte's Web.

by WHITE, E. B.

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Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
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[1952].
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Tanning from the tape use to attach the letter; otherwise a very good copy in a price-clipped jacket which has some tanning to t
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First edition.
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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
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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1952
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fine
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first
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Harper & Brothers, 1952. first. hardcover. fine/very good. SIGNED first edition, as stated on copyright page. Signed on tipped-in page. Book fine, spine ends very slightly bent, small bookstore sticker on rear paste-down. Dust jacket very good, some minor tanning, some spots on spine, minor wear. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by White, E.B. (novel); Williams, Garth (illustrations)

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Captain Ahab's Rare Books
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1952
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First Edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First Edition. Attractive copy of the author's beloved book, a barnyard story which has enchanted generations of readers since it was published in 1952. 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 Winfrey. First… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. WHITE

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Grinning Cat Books
Published
1952
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First edition, first printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, one of the best copies we have seen of this enduring classic. Th
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First Edition
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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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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by E. B. White

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1952
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Rubbing, few small open tears along panel edges. .
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Charlotte's Web [5 Foreign Editions SIGNED by E.B. White]

by White, E. B.

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Craig Olson Books ABAA/ILAB
Published
1968-1979
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Fine
Edition
As
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$1,500.00

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Various: Various, 1968-1979. As. Various. Fine/fine. All are signed by E. B. White on the first free endpaper. Ever the humorist, White has signed the Greek Language edition "E. M. Oyatt," the spelling of his name in Greek. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. A collection of 5 separate copies of "Charlotte's Web" in foreign… Read more
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by E.B. White

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Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA
Published
1952
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1st edition, 1st printing
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. 1st edition, 1st printing. Hardcover. The true first printing (stated 1st with I-B slug on copyright page) in first state dj ($2.50 price, rear panel with four review blurbs for Stuart Little and Harper & Brothers/Publishers slug at bottom). Near fine (a few rust spots on rear cover) in a very good+ dustjacket.… Read more
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

by WHITE, E.B.

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Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
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1952
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VG
Edition
First Edition
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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

by WHITE, E. B

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1970
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New York: Harper & Row, n.d. (c.1970's), 1970. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 1 vol., signed by Williams below his name on the title-page, additionally inscribed on the half-title "To Howard and Jane with very best wishes Garth Williams." Bound in the publisher's original pictorial glazed boards, pictorial pastedowns and endpapers, inner and outer hinges fine,… Read more
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charlotte's web (FIRST)

by e.b. white

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1952
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Very Good
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new york: Harper BROTHERS, 1952. Book. Illus. by garth williams. Very Good. Hardcover. 1952 stated first printing with correct I-B code,in very good clean tight condition hardcover. In original good plus jacket with $2.50 price. Hard to find first printing in great condition!.
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charlotte's web (FIRST)

by e.b. white

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1952
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new york: Harper BROTHERS, 1952. Book. Illus. by garth williams. Very Good. Hardcover. 1952 stated first printing with correct I-B code,in very good clean tight condition hardcover. In original good plus jacket with $2.50 price. Hard to find first printing in great condition!.
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Charlotte"s Web

by E. B White

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ThatMindofOurs
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1952
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First
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"A Very Good copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition/ first printing. Stated " First edition "on copy write page. Published by Harper & Brothers, 1952. Book has moderate shelf wear, light small stain to a couple pages towards rear, light waviness to edges of a few pages at fore edge. moderate wear to edges, 1/4 inch chip… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E.B.

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The Title Page ABAA
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1952
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Fair
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First Edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. Original beige cloth with blue and black lettering and blue and white pictorial endpapers of the web. Cloth is splashed and soiled. Edges soiled and some minor page dogearing and soiling. Stated first edition with the "I-B" code. An acceptable copy of this classic.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. Illus.… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. WHITE

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RARE PRINT BOOKS
Published
1952
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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NEW YORK: Harper, 1952. Book. Illus. by Garth Williams. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. WHITE

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OLDPRINTBOOKS
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1952
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Fine
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First Edition
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NEW YORK: Harper, 1952. Book. Illus. by Garth Williams. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by E.B. White

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Ed's Editions Bookstore
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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Harper and Brothers, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition (I-B) stated. Beige cloth colored boards have minor wear and faint ring stain (view in photo) on the front board. Blue lettering. Has a good binding. No marks or notations. 184 pages. Blue and white web endpapers. No dust jacket.
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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SecondSale
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Used - Good
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9780807286050
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$298.99

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Listening Library (Lib). Used - Good. Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and stickers.
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Charlotte's Web (First Edition)

by White, E.B.

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LaCelle Rare Books
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
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$247.50

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Williams, Garth (Illustrated by). New York: Harper & Brothers, (1980).  FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING      with FIRST EDITION statement and correct I-B code on copyright page, etc. Illustrated in b/w by Garth Williams. Very Good. Tight binding; pages and covers clean; bookplate on front endpaper;… Read more
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB. [Collector's Custom Clamshell Case Only - Not a book]

by White, E.B.

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TBCL The Book Collection Library
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Clamshell Case As New
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First Edition Clamshell Case
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$220.00

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

by E. B. White

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Wonder Book
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Collectible - Acceptable
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$199.93

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Harper & Brothers. Collectible - Acceptable. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. 1st edition, code I-B. 8vo hardcover. 184pp. Illustrations. Good book. No dust jacket. Stamped on half title page. Light writing inside. (Classic Fiction, Juvenile Fiction) Inquire if you need further information.
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Charlotte's Web: Library Edition

by White, E. B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9780739374511
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$126.70

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preloaded_digital_audio_player. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
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Charlotte's Web -- Film Pressbook

by WHITE, E. B.

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abookshop
Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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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
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paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

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Barbed Wire Books
Published
1991
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Very Good
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$95.00

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Easton Press, 1991. Collector's Edition. Illustrated by Garth Williams. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Used - Very Good condition. Owner's bookplate affixed to front end paper; binding not quite square; small white dot on top edge of text block. Binding and text block are otherwise tight, bright, and clean with no other ownership markings. Bound in full (genuine) leather with hubbed… Read more
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B. Illustrated by Garth Williams

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Bonita
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Good
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9780140347227
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Charlotte's Web (50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition)

by White, E. B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9780060006983
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E.B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9780553455311
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Charlotte's Web: Library Edition

by White, E. B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9781598953268
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Charlotte's Web (Chinese Edition)

by White, E. B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9789570825688
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Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)

by White, E B

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GridFreed LLC
Published
1974-05-01
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New
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9780812417999
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Perfection Learning, 1974-05-01. Library Binding. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
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Charlotte's Web. E.B. White

by White, E. B

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GridFreed LLC
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2003-09-25
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New
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9780141317342
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Puffin Books, 2003-09-25. Paperback. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B

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GridFreed LLC
Published
1993-10-28
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New
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9780140364491
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Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1993-10-28. Paperback. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
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Charlotte's web

by White, E. B

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GridFreed LLC
Published
1997-01-01
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New
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9780760707258
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B

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GridFreed LLC
Published
1952-01-01
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New
ISBN
9780545001885
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Charlotte's Web (Korean Edition)

by E. B. White

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Bonita
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Good
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9788952709530
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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

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GridFreed LLC
Published
1980-01-01
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New
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9780061232916
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Harper & Row, 1980-01-01. Paperback. New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title!
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1952
Condition
Fair
Edition
Cover Torn
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Scholastic. Fair. 1952. Cover Torn. Soft Cover. (L172) .
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
2004
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Good
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1980
Condition
Fair
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Worn Condition
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9780064400558
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Harper. Fair. 1980. Worn Condition. Soft Cover. 0064400557 (Q74) .
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1952
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Good/No Dust Wrapper
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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

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GridFreed LLC
Published
2012-04-10
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New
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9780060263850
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Charlotte's Web (Spanish edition): La telarana de Carlota

by White, E. B.

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Bonita
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Good
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9780060757397
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Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B.

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9780807286050
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