New York: Random House, 1957
First edition. First printing and first issue, with 200/200 on the front flap of the dust jacket, boards flat rather than glazed, and the Beginner's Book Series not mentioned on the back cover. A subtle Christmas gift inscription on the first free endpaper, dated the year of publication. A bookshop sticker to the rear pastedown, from Hudson's of Detroit. The boards fine. The slightest handling creases to a couple of pages only. Otherwise, internally flawless. The unclipped dust jacket near fine, just with a bit of rubbing to the rear panel. The jacket fundamentally unrestored, but with possible evidence of tiny color touch ups at a couple of tips. The book that would make Dr. Seuss famous, and have a lasting influence on children's literature and primary education in general. Over 11 million copies have been printed. Very few examples of the original first issue survive in such beautiful, unread condition.