Jun 292006
 

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification

How The Grinch Stole Christmas; written & illustrated by Dr. Seuss; Random House; 1957 

Junior Literary Guild Edition – somewhat rare (not seen by Younger/Hirsch).  Value is difficult to determine, being perhaps a book club edition, however unsure as to distribution, since the front and back endpapers are almost like a mock-up (with the words ‘FRONT’ and ‘BACK’).  Perplexing issue.

Front boards green cloth, with title and Grinch image in white embossing. 

Dr. Seuss First Edition 

Back boards green cloth; back DJ has emblem for Junior Literary Guild.

Dr. Seuss First Edition 

Front free endpaper with "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", followed by "FRONT".

Back free endpaper with "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", followed by "BACK" 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas First Edition 

Front DJ flap with "BOOK CLUB EDITION" at bottom right.

Back DJ flap with picture of Dr. Seuss at top, then "PRINTED IN THE U.S.A." at the bottom.