New York: Random House, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Decorative Boards. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #4741
An attractive First Edition, First printing of this Dr. Seuss title. The book itself is in near fine condition and is clean and bright throughout. There is light pinpoint dotting on the decorative boards, which are solid and firm in construction. Slight wear on either ends of the spine. Title along spine is clear and undamaged. Light rubbing on the ends of the boards and corners. Boards open to a beautifully preserved front end and front free end paper, small script by previous owner in gold ink in upper right hand corner. A few pages throughout book display very minor fading along top edge with otherwise flawless pages. Drawings and text throughout book are impeccable in condition. Well preserved jacket displays in Very Good ++ condition , contains all first edition points [Younger & Hirsch 73-74].The dust jacket is protected in an archival jacket. The dust jacket is bright and colorful but shows minor crinkling and touches of wear on the edges and spine along with a 1/2" closed tear on the bottom edge of the back panel. Light scratching on rear wrapper. Overall much less wear than is normally seen. Front and rear flaps in excellent condition with "295/295" price. A piece that will satisfy a Dr. Seuss enthusiast or new comer alike.
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