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The Giving Tree by  Shel Silverstein - 1st Edition - 1964 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.com

The Giving Tree

by Silverstein, Shel

Condition: Fine/Fine


Harper & Row Publishers, 1964 First Edition, First Printing with the four line copyright page and NO ISBN number. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket jacket has the 0964 code on the front flap of the dustjacket. The back of this dustjacket also has a full torso photo of Silverstein on the back cover with hair on his head. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Silverstein First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree is a children’s picture book that tells the life stories of a female apple tree and a boy who are able to communicate with each other. In very few words with minimalist drawings, Silverstein’s popular parable explores not only the gift of giving, but also one’s capacity to love.   The Giving Tree received much recognition and praise, making lists such as “Top 100 Picture Books” by School Library Journal, “100 Greatest Books for Kids” by Parent & Child magazine, and “Best Children’s Books” by Goodreads as well as ranking 14th on the "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books” by Publishers Weekly. It has been translated into more than 30 languages. Read more: Identifying first editions of The Giving Tree


  • Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-12465336448
  • Title: The Giving Tree
  • Author: Silverstein, Shel
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
  • Date published: 1964

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