May 182007
 
The Little House - 1st Edition Identification

A first edition copy of The Little House, the 1943 Caldecott Medal winning book, is coming up for auction on July 12, 2007 at PBA Galleries. The first edition The Little House is very difficult to find, and some have estimated the book will sell for close to $10,000. The Children’s Picturebook Price Guide estimates […]

May 092007
 
Dr Seuss First Edition Books

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification The conventional wisdom among booksellers is first edition Dr. Seuss books cannot be identified without the dust jacket. This used to be true. With the recent discovery of some salient information, today, most of the large format Dr. Seuss books can be identified as first printings without the dust jacket. […]

Apr 142007
 
The Lorax (1971)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification The Lorax, 1971 Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $260 Fine (updated) “I am Lorax. I speak for the trees, for the trees that have no tongues. And I’m asking you, Sir, at the top of my lungs. Oh please do not cut down another one.”—The Lorax, Dr. Seuss, 1971 The Lorax […]

Apr 092007
 
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)

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. In […]

Mar 292007
 
Seuss Redbook - If I Ran The Zoo

In a previous post, we provided the first edition identification points for Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran The Zoo. The key identifying point is the absence of the line "Based on Material Originally Appeared in Redbook Magazine" on the copyright page. The true first printing of the book omits this line. We thought some Seuss-o-philes […]

Mar 252007
 
If I Ran The Zoo (1950)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification If I Ran The Zoo, 1950 1951 Caldecott Honor Award Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $1600 VG+ If I Ran The Zoo was the fourth post-war children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel, and eighth overall. At this point in his career, Seuss was considered one of the top […]

Mar 222007
 
Flotsam (2007)

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Flotsam; written and illustrated by David Wiesner; Clarion Books, 2006. 2007 Caldecott Medal Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $50 Fine From Janice Harayda’s excellent One-Minute Book Reviews blog: "David Wiesner won the 2007 Caldecott Medal today for an eloquent, wordless picture book that encourages children to find the magic in everyday life. […]

Mar 112007
 
A Story Of Two Fish: Dr. Seuss Out Of Water

Gustav The Goldfish; written & illustrated by Theodor Seuss Giesel, Redbook Magazine; June 1950. A Fish Out Of Water, written by Helen Palmer, illustrated by P.D. Eastman; Beginner Books, 1961 (Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $240 VG+). Prologue As a child, I loved the story A Fish Out Of Water. It was, and remains, one of […]

Feb 262007
 
Scrambled Eggs Super (1953)

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification Scrambled Eggs Super, 1953 Childrens Picturebook Price Guide:  $1600 VG+ Scrambled Eggs Super was the fifth post-war children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel, and ninth overall.  At this point in his career, Seuss was considered one of the top children’s book illustrators. From the back dust jacket […]

Feb 212007
 
Frog Went A-Courtin (1955)

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification Frog Went A-Courtin’; written by John Langstaff; illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; Harcourt Brace, 1955. 1956 Caldecott Medal Award Children’s Picturebook Price Guide value – $800 VG+   Rojankovsky illustrated several books in the 1930’s under the pseudonym ‘Rojan’.  He illustrated a number of the early Little Golden Books, including the […]