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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

By Seuss, Dr




How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a children's story by Dr. Seuss written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. It was published as a book by Random House in 1957, and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook Magazine. The book criticizes the commercialization of Christmas and satirizes those who profit from exploiting the holiday.


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How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House,, 1957. Tall quarto. Original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. A touch of rubbing to edges, in the dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners, shallow chips and rubbing to spine ends, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front endpaper, "For Taddy, best wishes, Dr. Seuss.

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$10,150.50

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Inscribed twice by Dr. Seuss to the same recipient, "For Juanito with Best Wishes- Dr. Seuss." Dr. Seuss has signed on the verso of the front free endpaper and the verso of the half-title page. Illustrated in black and red. Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Small inscription to the front free endpaper, very good with some rubbing to the boards as usual, repair to a tear in the rear endpaper in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. "Clearly the Grinch has been the most memorable Christmas villain to undergo redemption since Ebenezer Scrooge. To some degree, Ted identified with the Grinch When asked why he wrote the book, Dr. Seuss replied, 'I was brushing my teeth on the morning of the 26th of last December when I noted a very Grinch-ish countenance in the mirror. It was Seuss! So I wrote the story about my sour friend, the Grinch, to see if I could rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I'd lost.' It was no coincidence that, when the book appeared in 1957, the Grinch complained, 'For fifty-three years I've put up with it now' Ted, of course, was born in 1904 After The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, Ted's reputation grew exponentially" (Cohen, 329-30). The book has been adapted into several stage and film productions including the classic animated special produced in 1966 featuring narration by Boris Karloff as well as the 2000 live-action film directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.

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$6,500.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing, with points present as per Younger & Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact, and 14 titles listed on the rear flap; 13 titles listed at end of pages. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear. Spine lightly sunned at edges, and with a light shelf lean. Pages are unmarked but show moderate reading wear, with a short closed tear to the edge of one page. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine panel, light creasing and edge wear. A lovely copy of the first printing, in a first issue dust jacket, signed by Dr. Seuss.

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$4,500.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House,, 1957. Tall quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay of the Grinch to the front board after the original, twin rule to turn-ins in white, turquoise endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

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$4,060.20

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. NY: Random House (1957). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, Fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. First ed. Younger/Hirsch 33. Wonderful illustrations by Seuss. Nice copy.

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$1,750.00

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition / First Printing. Mylar protected pictorial dust-jacket over glossy pictorial boards. Meets points called for in "Younger & Hirsch" [item 33], including 14 titles on rear flap, 13 titles at rear and correct price of "Cat In The Hat" on rear of jacket (note jacket price is not the first printing point on this title). Internally clean with neat owner's inscription. In price-clipped jacket, with light wear to edges and associated soft creasing, light rubbing to board extremites. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Dr. Seuss. Quarto.

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$1,500.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss [Theodor S. Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dr. Seuss' famous Christmas story. Book Near Fine with soiling to the inner board edges, otherwise unmarked and very attractive. First issue dust jacket is price-clipped, but has 14 titles on rear flap and advertises "The Cat in the Hat" at $2.00 on the rear panel. Jacket also Near Fine with a touch of wear at the spine ends and a short (half inch) closed tear at the crown. A much nicer example than typically encountered. Named one of the Top 100 Picture Books of all time by "School Library Journal," it's the time-honored story of discovering the true joy of Christmas. Considered one of his best, Dr. Seuss wrote the book in 1957 and managed to complete in it in only a few weeks, with his wife acting as editor. The book would be adapted into a fondly remembered television special in 1966 and a feature film in 2000. "His peculiar and original genius in line and word is always the same, yet, so rich are the variations he plays on his themes, always fresh and amusing." (Contemporary New York Herald Tribune Review). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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$1,500.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

NY: Random House, 1957. First edition. Hard cover in original dust jacket. Published NY: Random House, 1957. All first edition points present for the book and dust jacket. (Younger & Hirsch). 4to., 8 1/4" x 11 1/4", unpaginated. Gentle touch of rubbing at the extremities, previous owner name and rubber stamp on half title, else fine, clean, bright and crisp in a near fine dust jacket, not price clipped, (250/250) with minor wear at the heel and crown. . 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

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$1,400.00

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr Seuss

Random House, 1957, 1957. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First edition very good copy in like jacket crown loss1/4 inch lost of half h in how.1/8 loss at heel some minor folds. A real tough book worth the price..

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$1,200.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with 13 titles listed at end of pages; in first state dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact, and 14 titles listed on the rear flap. Very Good. Light rubbing and edge wear, pages show signs of handling and several minor stains. Dust jacket is lightly edge worn, lightly rubbed and shows a light diagonal crease to the rear panel and front flap. A nice copy with all first printing points present as per Hirsch & Younger.

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$800.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr Seuss - SCARCE UK FIRST EDITION HARDBACK

London: Collins, 1973, 1973 VERY SCARCE COLLECTABLE FIRST PRINTING OF THE UK HARDBACK. Decorative Boards. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. First Edition, First Impression. An almost 'as new' English First edition of this much loved classic. No marks or names, and no significant damage. Top of spine has the slightest tear, but the corners are all square and clean. No food stains! No kiddy crayon marks! Collectable! 0.0 0.0 0.0. 1st Edition.... Hardcover. Fine.

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$649.63

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +/fair. Not paginated. The first issue dust jacket stating, on rear flap, "Dr. Seuss has written and illustrated 14 books (up to now)". “The Cat in the Hat” advertisement is on the on back cover. Jacket is price-clipped, with light edge wear, some rubbing on front and rear panels, and water stains on the rear panel with consequent wrinkling for about 12 cm down from the top. Book is mainly clean and bright, with slightly bumped spine foot, light edge wear, and a thin, faint line (0.5 cm) of waterstain along the top edge of the rear board. Two half-title pages, one before the title page and the other following the dedication page. Two blank leaves at the rear sandwiching one that says, "Other books by Dr. Seuss," and listing 13 books.

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$500.00

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Seuss)

Seuss, Dr.

Paperback. Good.

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$466.12

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1957. VG+, no dustjacket. First Edition book with all points as per Hirsch & Younger, including 13 titles listed at back of book. Text is clean and tight. Custom fitted removable mylar cover on book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$450.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1957. Pages are clean except for a prior owner's printed name at the top of the title page and a hint of toning just starting in the margins; sewn binding secure, pictorial cover chipped and rubbed along the heel edges and around corners and spine ends with light creases visible in the gutters and small inward turns at the extremities, otherwise bright and well-kept. Jacket bears some open tearing at spine ends with accompanying creases crossing head and heel edges, meeting in places with creases extending from small edge tears, particularly at the corners; there is a vertical crease at the left rear, a scattering of surface chips and scuffs along the right rear and foreedges, and some smudging in the white portion on the rear, otherwise bright and sound, now protected in a clear, archivally safe, removable sleeve. The rear internal flap lists 14 books, the "Other Books By" page 13; "The Cat in the Hat" is advertised at $2.00 on the back of hard cover and jacket; 250/250 on the front interior flap.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel).

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$350.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

SEUSS, Dr

New York: Random House, 1957. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. Glossy boards. Corners and extremities very slightly rubbed and worn, a nice, near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. A nice copy of this Christmas classic with first issue point. Made into an animated version that was an admirable collaboration between Seuss, master cartoonist Chuck Jones and narrator Boris Karloff. Jim Carrey starred in Ron Howard's more recent live-action version. Younger 33.

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$300.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss

Hardback. Good.

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$268.73

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr. [Theodore Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, later issue of dust jacket (with 295/295 on front flap and 16 titles on back panel). Text and illustrations by Dr. Seuss. 1 vols. 11-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Pictorial boards and endpapers after drawings by Seuss. Very good in very good unclipped dust-jacket with some light rubbing at extremities. First edition, later issue of dust jacket (with 295/295 on front flap and 16 titles on back panel). Text and illustrations by Dr. Seuss. 1 vols. 11-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches.

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$250.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)

Seuss, Dr

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1957-10-12. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition first printing in unclipped shelf worn jacket. 13 titles last page book, 16 Seuss books back cover jacket. Gift note flyleaf. Please email for photos.

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$224.95

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ( Dust-jaCKET ONLY. 1st edition second state.)

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1957. Second State dust jacket (priced at $2.95, 16 titles listed on back panel); (1st Edition First Edition has thirteen titles listed) Very good to fine condition. (Younger and Hirsch no. 33)

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$175.00