Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back, written & illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel
Random House, 1958
Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value: $300 VG+
Essential identifying point
Copyright page: Line with “FIRST PRINTING”
Essential Identifying Point
Book and DJ front cover: Snowball at bottom left by Cat’s tail.
The ‘snowball’ point is of assistance if a later edition dust jacket is placed onto a first issue book—the first printing book and dust jacket match and are the only printings with the ‘snowball’. The book is easy enough to identify, being a stated edition.
In the Children’s Picturebook Price Guide we categorize this type of Seuss book as “Group A: Stated First Printing”. Other Seuss books in the group include Lady Godiva and Horton Hatches The Egg.