Inscribed first printing of the modern children's classic, an exploration of innocence and change, death and courage.
Fine in very good plus jacket.
"As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done." – Eudora Welty
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 book was published by Harper under the editorship of Ursula Nordstrom, who was the primary force in fashioning modern children's literature away from morality and education towards imagination and affection. A Newbery Honor Award winner, scarce signed.
Read more: Welty review "Along Came a Spider," New York Times, October 19, 1952.
New York: Harper and Brothers, (1952). 8'' x 5.5''. Original full tan cloth, front board and spine stamped in blue with illustrated title. Original unclipped ($2.50) pictorial dust jacket. Blue web-patterned endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Garth Williams throughout. , 184 pages. Inscribed by White on half title. Previous owner name on front free endpaper, else book fine. Jacket scraped on blank rear edge, very slightly frayed at spine ends, overall clean.
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