Identifying First Edition Beginner Books - Dust Jackets

1960 - Beginner Book Dust Jacket Back 'F1'

 

The following is an image of Beginner Book dust jacket 'F1': Eighteen books listed, BB-1 through BB-18; Distributed by Random House; with an image of the Cat In The Hat's head only. This DJ can be found on the first editions of the following books:

  • BB-14, The King's Wish and Other Stories
  • BB-15, Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles
  • BB-16, Green Eggs And Ham
  • BB-17, Put Me In The Zoo
  • BB-18, Are You My Mother?

Green Eggs and Ham Sticker Seuss First Edition BooksNote that on the first edition of Green Eggs and Ham, the front dust jacket cover must have the blurb '50 Word Vocabulary' as a sticker. The sticker is essential to identification as a first edition. Second and later printings have '50 Word Vocabulary' printed on the front dust jacket cover.

Dr. Seuss First Edition Books

 

The following is an image of Beginner Book dust jacket 'F2'. We believe this is the first time this variant has been identified: Eighteen books listed, BB-1 through BB-18; Distributed by Random House; with an image of the full torso Cat In The Hat, rather just his head as in the above 'F1' dust jacket.

 

Dr. Seuss First Edition Books

 

The following is an image of Beginner Book dust jacket 'F3', with eighteen books listed, BB-1 through BB-18; full torso of the Cat, and with Beginner Books as a Division of Random House:

 

Dr. Seuss First Edition Books

 

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