WHITE,E.B. STUART LITTLE. NY: Harper & Brother (1945). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), tan cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (dw with a 1/8 chip off top of spine and sl. soil else VG+, clean and presents well). 1st edition (first printing) of White's 1st book for children, Illustrated by GARTH WILLIAMS with color dw plus 87 black and whites in text. Sold with this copy is the ORIGINAL GARTH WILLIAMS ILLUSTRATION THAT APPEARS ON PAGE 24 OF THE BOOK. The drawing is on paper 9" wide x 6" high with pencil notations in the margins. The image is a pen and ink drawing of George sitting disheartedly on an old discarded rowing machine that he found while looking for Stuart who had gone missing. The image is greatly reduced in the book and actually measures 7 1/2" wide x 4" high. Both the book and the artwork are sold together.