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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/Near Fine


Harper & Row Publishers, 1964 First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with NO ISBN number on the copyright page and with four lines of copyright information. An attractive dustjacket with light wear to the edges and front panel. This First issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap of the dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the publisher's boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket with the author having hair in the picture.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near 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-1472192023549
  • Title: The Giving Tree
  • Author: Silverstein, Shel
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
  • Date published: 1964

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