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    Posted 12 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, 12 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, 12 years ago
      jsw14 is waiting to know how much too!
    3. vintagelover, 12 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, 12 years ago
      Very good pick vintagelover!! I just asked the wife if she had one somewhere & she said YES!
    5. vintagelover, 12 years ago
      Woo hoo for you too! I hope yours is a first edition with a mint DJ!
    6. Woman34 Woman34, 11 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, 11 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, 11 years ago
      Incredible!! I'm a Dr. Seuss FANATIC.
    9. gdesmond gdesmond, 10 years ago
      hi i have this exact book. i think in better (excellent) condition - no dj...what is it worth today?
    10. racheldibacco, 9 years 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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