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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By Carle, Eric




The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book written by Eric Carle, first published by the World Publishing Company in 1969. The winner of many awards, it has sold 30 million copies It is highly popular and has been praised for its use of easy-to-read words which makes it good for teaching young children to read. The book contains 225 words and large, colourful illustrations.


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Signed Limited Ed w/ Artwork)

Eric Carle

LIMITED ANNIVERSARY EDITION SIGNED WITH ORIGINAL CATERPILLAR ARTWORK incorporated into the cover. One of only 50 ARTIST'S PROOF copies. Housed in plastic-encased custom box. BRAND NEW, gorgeous gift-quality condition. Expedited and international shipping welcome, but overseas will require considerable additional postage. Signed by author.

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$6,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

first edition first printing hardcover (The World Publishing Company, 1969); no dust jacket; prior owner title page corner; text has no prior owner marks but some pages have age tone, light soil; binding shaken but no loose pages; glazed illustrated boards worn at corners and spine ends (little fraying); panels have shelf rub (scratches);dust jacket missing SoWll

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$5,138.97

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Faint soiling to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends. Previous owner name and inscription to front paste down and front free end paper, with a vintage bookseller tag to paste down. Pages show light reading wear. Carle's third book, in which a caterpillar eats it's way toward metamorphosis.

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$5,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows soiling, owner name in ink and several small stray marks to front cover, surface scratches, fraying to corners and top edge near spine. Vintage bookseller ticket to front free end paper, edge tear to dedication page. Pages thumbed and rubbed. Binding a bit slack, with stitching exposed at several hinges. First edition.

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$3,000.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Signed Limited Ed with Carle Art)

Carle, Eric

Philomel, 1994. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CATERPILLAR ARTWORK! One of only 500 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition 25th Anniversary editions - this is #98. Book is flawless - just like new. But the box exhibits some wear and one of the plastic display pieces has a glue line along one edge. An EXTREMELY SCARCE book in gorgeous condition. Expedited shipping is welcome. International shipping will incur an additional fee due to size and weight. Signed by author.

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$2,500.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel, 1994. One of only 500 Signed Limited Edition 25th Anniversary edition. Oblong quarto, original silver boards. Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing on the front panel. In fine condition as is the original cardboard box. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$2,250.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

Cleveland, OH: World Publishing.. An early reprint of this classic children's book that has sold over 30 millions copies worldwide. Oblong quarto. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$1,250.00

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - First UK Edition 1970

Eric Carle

Hamish Hamilton, 1970 A first edition, first printing published by Hamish Hamilton in 1970. A near fine book without inscriptions - some light handling marks to the boards, but all in all, a very clean copy indeed and an elusive book.

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$790.20

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Philomel Books, 1983 This is a revised printing. Signed and with a drawing by Eric Carle on the title page. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.. Signed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$600.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Collins Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. Acceptable. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$572.78

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel., 1987. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page, who has also drawn a caterpillar. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Later Printing. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$550.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED & DOODLED by Eric Carle)

Carle, Eric

Philomel Books, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/Near-Fine. Signed. SIGNED AND DOODLED BY ERIC CARLE at an event held at his Museum in Massachusetts. Event ticket is included, along with photos I personally took. Brand new, gorgeous gift-quality condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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$525.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Collins World, 1970 A very good book club edition inscribed by Carle with a drawing of the caterpillar.. Inscribed by Author(s). Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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$500.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

U.S.A.: Philomel, 1981 Fourth revised printing, inscribed by Eric Carle with a charming drawing of the hungry caterpillar. Fine without jacket, as issued in this printing.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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$475.00

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Carle, Eric

WORLD A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION later PRINTING IN dj. signed on bookplate. A later, undated printing. White cloth with illustrations front and rear. The DJ is not price-clipped number code A3450.. Siged. FIRST.

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$400.00

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Very Hungry Caterpillar, The

ERIC CARLE

PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, UK. New. New New Good Books

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$399.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric

Cleveland, Ohio: Collins World, 1979. Undated early reprint. (Worldcat states 1979) Inscribed / Signed by Carle on front end paper verso. Matte pictorial boards with three tiny scuffs / scrapes on bottom edges, else tight, bright and clean. Lightly rumpled, price-clipped jacket with small abrasion, small tear and soft edge creases.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$350.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED Collins/World Ed)

Carle, Eric

Collins Publishers, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. SIGNED BY ERIC CARLE at his museum in Amherst MA! Includes event photos. Early Collins / World edition with $4.95 price intact; no printing number given. Book and jacket are VG or better, no major flaws but light wear. This early edition scarce signed and in this condition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome. Signed by author.

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$325.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (SIGNED)

Carle, Eric

(New York): Philomel (2010) First Edition Thus, 12"x8-1/2" Pictorial boards. [26]pp with brilliantly colored illustrations by Eric Carle. This edition published for Kohls. Includes a printed colorful drawing of the hungry caterpilar and a printed handwritten note from the author explaining how he came to create this modern classic, now over 40 years old. This copy SIGNED by Eric Carle to the dedication page. Fine in dustjacket.

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$300.00

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Carle, Eric

New York: Philomel., 1987. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Later Printing. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.

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$300.00