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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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$10,413.75

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing 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. Original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Very good with some rubbing to the boards as usual, repair to a tear in the rear endpaper in a very good dust jacket. "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).

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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.

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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$1,750.00

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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

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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.

Random House, 1957 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket, with slight crinkling at the top and bottom of the spine of the jacket. Original price of 250/250 on front lower flap of dust jacket, correct ad for Cat in the Hat on the back of the book and the dust jacket. A beautiful copy of the Christmas classic. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$1,500.00

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957 A near fine first edition, with very slight rubbing along edges, in a very good dust jacket, with some minor wear. Original price of 250/250 on front lower flap of dust jacket, correct ad for Cat in the Hat on the back of the book and the dust jacket. A beautiful copy of the Christmas classic. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$1,500.00

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

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

New York: Random House, 1957, 1957 SEUSS, DR. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. NY:Random House (1957). 4to, glazed pict. bds, Fine in sl. worn dw. First ed. based on price and ads. Wonderful illustrations by Seuss. Nice copy.. F. Hardcover.

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$1,400.00

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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. Some minor wear to board edges and spine ends. An excellent, bright copy in the jacket with creased and worn extremities and slight loss to spine ends. First edition, first printing. In the first issue dust jacket with the advertisement for The Cat in the Hat on the rear panel and the list of fourteen books by the author on the rear flap.

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$1,388.50

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

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first printing 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. Original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. "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).

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$1,200.00

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957 NY: Random House, 1957. First Edition (with Cat in the Hat on back cover of book), in the first issue dust jacket, with 14 titles listed on the rear flap. Book very good (light pencilled name, covers slightly rubbed), in very good dust jacket with a short tear to middle of spine and light edgewear. Dj flap price reads 250/250. Comes in custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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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

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957 Published in New York by Random House in 1957. DJ is price clipped, but Cat in the Hat on back cover of book and DJ indicates first edition. Book fine, except for wear at edges of covers and ends of spine and top corners of covers slightly bumped. DJ fine, except for wear and tear at ends of hinges and ends of spine and along spine, 0.25" tear at top edge of back cover, and some creasing along top edge. DJ price clipped as mentioned.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$750.00

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1957 Published in New York by Random House in 1957. First Edition according to the Younger Bibliography. DJ price is 250/250 and rear panel has Cat in the Hat. Book very good. DJ very good, small hole in rear panel. DJ price is 250/250.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$750.00

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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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$666.48

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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

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1957 Published in New York by Random House in 1957. First Edition according to the Younger Bibliography. DJ is price-clipped but has Cat in the Hat on rear panel. Book very good, previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. DJ very good.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$500.00