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Charlotte's Web
1952 - WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). Octavo, original beige cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $6000.First edition of one of the most delightful and beloved children's books, with an autograph letter signed by Anne Morrow Lindbergh tipped to the half title presenting the book to a close friend and neighbor, "Dear John, I do so much want Charlotte and Fern and Wilbur""and even Templeton!""to be with you Christmas Eve. Anne."The second and most celebrated of White's three children's books, "Charlotte's Web is rightly regarded as a modern classic" (Connolly, 322-23). It is "resonant, lyrical, serious, profound. It is one of the very few books for young children that face, squarely, the subject of death. And above all it is celebratory" (Silvey, 677). With numerous endearing illustrations by Garth Williams. Anderson, 6. Books of the Century, 210. John Oldrin and his wife Jinny Oldrin were neighbors and close friends of the Lindberghs. John Oldrin was the president of Darien Library in Darien Connecticut, where the Lindberghs had a home. With Oldrin's owner signature on half title above Lindbergh's note.Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket extremely good, with light toning to spine, faint circular stains to panels, and partially erased old pencil notation to rear panel. A lovely association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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