Apr 092007

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, 1962

Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $200 VG+

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book was the 17th large-format children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel, and twenty-first overall. The first edition continues to show up on eBay for modest prices a couple of times per month.

Dr. Seuss First Edition Idenfication

In addition to being an author/illustrator, at this time in his career Seuss was also the President of Beginner Books. We love the letter from the eight year old on the back dust jacket flap:

“Dear. Dr. Seuss,

You sure thunk up a lot of funny books. You sure thunk up a millian funny animels. Now this I want to know. Who thunk YOU up Dr. Seuss?”

First Edition Identification:

Back dust jacket with two boxes of Dr. Seuss books. Top box with sixteen large-format books, listed in two columns. The left column begins with Yertle and ends with 500 Hats; right column begins with Oobleck and ends with Mulberry Street. The lower box lists the four small-format Beginner Books, beginning with Cat In The Hat and ending with Green Eggs And Ham. No listing for Sleep Book on back dust jacket.

Identifying First Edition Dr. Seuss Books 

The front flap price is ‘295/295’, however is not necessary to identify a first edition.

Identifying First Edition Dr. Seuss books