Jun 112006
 

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification

Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories; written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel; Random House; 1958

Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value:  $220 VG+

Essential identifying point

Page 54, Children’s Picture Price Guide is incorrect, as follows:

“The back dust jacket has 13 photos of previous Seuss books.”

Should read, as follows:

“The back dust jacket has 14 photos of previous Seuss books.”

 

Additional information

The Yertle story first appeared in the April 1951 issue of Redbook Magazine, which pre-dates the publication of the book by seven years.

Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (Random, 1958) also includes the Gertrude McFuzz story, which was published in the July 1951 Redbook, and The Big Brag, which was originally published in the December 1950 Redbook. The copyright page in the book makes note of these earlier publications, as follows. 

“Copyright 1950, 1951, 1958 by Dr. Seuss”

At this time, all three of the Redbook Magazines are relatively affordable.