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Posted 4 years ago

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I got this at an auction as part of a box lot. I did some research and found that it meets the qualifications to possibly be a first printing but I'm not certain.

I love books and I think that Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) wrote some of the best children's books ever.

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  1. benjclark benjclark, 4 years ago
    It looks like you do! Lucky! Condition means EVERYTHING to book collectors, but the dust jacket for this book is *really* tough to find in almost any kind of shape at all. Looks like you have a winner! Now, confession: How much did you pay for the box, and did you know it was in there?
  2. jsw14 jsw14, 4 years ago
    jsw14 is waiting to know how much too!
  3. vintagelover, 4 years ago
    :-) I don't recall the exact amount but I never pay much for any box lot. No I did not know it was in there. Really I didn't! It was buried in the bottom. Someone else may have known what it was and put it in the bottom (if you go to auctions much, you'll know what I mean) but if they knew, they didn't bid. Lucky find for sure!
  4. jsw14 jsw14, 4 years ago
    Very good pick vintagelover!! I just asked the wife if she had one somewhere & she said YES!
    WoooooHooooo!!
  5. vintagelover, 4 years ago
    Woo hoo for you too! I hope yours is a first edition with a mint DJ!
  6. Woman34 Woman34, 4 years ago
    Congrats on the find. I have a first edition How the Grinch Stole Christmas, no dust jacket, but it is in really good shape. No pencil marks or anything. It has a small tear at the base of the binding, but that's about it. No bend in pages and just overall really good condition. I will post it soon.
  7. irishman66 irishman66, 4 years ago
    i would say as to value and it is only a guess but the cat in the hat might be worth between $500-1500 in an open auction maybe more i have a old hemingway book i thought was worth ziltch and was given a price of between $750-$2800 and could bring as much as 5k to a mainline collector
  8. modernscavenger modernscavenger, 3 years ago
    Incredible!! I'm a Dr. Seuss FANATIC.
  9. gdesmond gdesmond, 2 years ago
    hi i have this exact book. i think in better (excellent) condition - no dj...what is it worth today?
  10. SpanishMill SpanishMill, 2 years ago
    I don't THINK its a first edition....
    It should have a price on the Dj.
    Random House, Inc., would mark first editions with a printing line (number line) concluding with a 2 (as in 98765432) and the words "First Edition."
  11. racheldibacco, 1 year ago
    cat in the hat first edition doesn't have the "first printing" on it. this is a first print from what I see. the 200/200 is a big sign since every other dr. suess book was sold for 1.95, but the first edition first print of this one was sold for 2.00. this book can actually reach a price of 4,000 dollars in really good condition. this one isnt in great condition, but you have the dust cover. i would say you can get 1,000.

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