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If I Ran the Circus

By Seuss, Dr




If I Ran the Circus is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, published in 1956 by Random House. Although it is perhaps not the best known of Seuss's books, its title is often used in North American English as a saying for introducing an opinion. Like The Cat in the Hat, or the more political Yertle the Turtle, If I Ran the Circus develops a theme of cumulative fantasy leading to excess. The overt social commentary found in the Sneetches and the Zax demonstrates that Dr.


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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing with all issue points present as per Younger and Hirsch. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 250/250 intact. Signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free end paper, in his usual spot at the bottom corner. Light edge wear, mainly at corners and spine ends, light lean to spine, with toning at edges. Pages show moderate reading wear. The dust jacket shows fading to spine and edges, light creasing and edge wear and light soiling. A lovely first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss.

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$3,500.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 Published in New York by Random House in 1956. First Edition according to the Younger Bibliography and with no indication of later printing. Glazed pictorial boards. Book very good+. DJ very good. DJ price reads 250/250. Book comes in specially-made cloth slipcase.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$1,500.00

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IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. IF I RAN THE CIRCUS. NY: Random House (1956). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, fine in dust wrapper with spine sunned, slight soil but VG+ and with price intact. 1st edition. Circus McGurkus! Color illustrations throughout and a nice copy. Quite scarce. See Bader p. 308-9. Younger/Hirsch 43.

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$975.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket. Meets all first edition points of Younger Guide. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$950.00

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IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. IF I RAN THE CIRCUS. NY:Random (1956). 4to, glazed pictorial boards, slight edge wear else VG+ in frayed dust wrapper with 1/2" chips off spine ends. 1st edition. Circus McGurkus! Color illustrations throughout and a nice copy. See Bader. Younger / Hirsch 43.

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$875.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/Very Good ++. A pleasing First Edition, First Printing of this Dr. Seuss title. Overall the book condition is Near Fine with a sound and intact jacket that has conserved a vibrant and good looking edition. The book has minor rubbing along the edges although the decorative boards have been well preserved and are quite clean. Minor fading of color on the front free end paper. Minor pencil markings on the verso and half title page, appear erased but not completely. A previous owner's inscription in black ink on the verso dated Aug 19-58. Otherwise a smooth and clear pre title and title page. Pages throughout book display sharp and bright animations and text. Top page edges display some dotting but are intact and without chipping. Dust jacket is protected by an archival jacket. Dust jacket contains all first edition points [Younger & Hirsch pp. 108-110]. Price of "250/250" appears to have been folded over without tearing and is intact, otherwise perfect front and back flaps. Extremely minor bumping along the top edges of jacket without tearing. Jacket displays some light soiling. Spine displays moderate sunning with a top chip of .25" and a bottom chip of .50", title still legible. Overall the book is in quite nice condition, protected by a dust jacket that is complete but shows wear. A great edition that would make a lively enhancement to any Dr. Seuss collection.

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$866.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with almost no fading to the spine, which is unusual for this title. Price 250/250 on front flap of jacket and list of only 12 titles on back panel. First printing according to the Younger Guide.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$800.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1956, 1956 First edition according to the Younger bibliography. Book fine, except for minor wear on corners and spine ends. DJ very good, except for minor wear and tear on hinges and spine. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover.. F. Hardcover.

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$800.00

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If I Ran The Circus.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House,, 1956. Quarto. Original glazed paper covered boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by the author. Rubbing to edges, in the dust jacket with wear to extremities, chips to ends of spine, chip to lower rear corners, sunning to spine, creasing along spine edges and flap folds. A good copy. First edition, first printing.

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$694.25

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1956 NY: Random House, 1956. First Edition according to the Younger bibliography (price of 250/250 on front flap of DJ). Book near fine (slight edgewear) in very good dust jacket. DJ flap price reads "250/250.". 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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$650.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 Published in New York by Random House in 1956. Later edition. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the verso front free endpaper, "With Best Wishes/ to the Carl B. Younger family/.Dr. Seuss." Book very good+. DJ very good. DJ price is 295/295. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$600.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1956, 1956 Published in New York by Random House in 1956. First Edition according to the Younger bibliography. Book near fine with some wear at corners and edges, especially at ends of spine. Name of previous owner written on front inside cover. DJ very good with smudges and soiling in addition to wear and tear along edges, including a small tear and crease near top back hinge.. F. Hardcover.

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$600.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

Random, 1956. 1st. hardcover. First edition, First state, slight slant,very lite wear at spine ends & lower corners, a near FINE bright copy in VG+ bright dj litely edgeworn at spine ends & corners & litely chipped at spine crown.

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$575.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1956 NY: Random House, 1956. First Edition according to the Younger bibliography (price of 250/250 on front flap of DJ). Book very good, in very good dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$575.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1956 NY: Random House, 1956. First Edition according to the Younger bibliography (price of 250/250 on front flap of DJ). Book very good, in very good dust jacket (with some foxing inside dust jacket). DJ flap price reads 250/250.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$550.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket, with some fading to the spine, which is usual for this title. Price 250/250 on front flap of jacket and list of only 12 titles on back panel. First printing according to the Younger Guide.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$500.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Radom House, 1956 Published in New York by Random House in 1956. Third Printing. This copy is INSCRIBED by the author on the front paste-down, "For Dorris/ Dr. Seuss." Book very good+. No DJ. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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$500.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Random House. Very Good. 1956. Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) Boards. First editon / first printing. All points in agreement with Younger-Hirsch. Gift inscription on the front end paper. . .

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$450.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Hard Cover. Hardcover with colored endpapers and a list of eleven "Other books by Dr. Seuss" to rear endpaper, and a list of "All twelve books" to rear cover. Top of front flap shows 250/250 indicating a First Printing. ; Tight binding, clean pages. No inscriptions or doodles. Mild wear to bottom of spine and bottom corners. Dustjacket shows wear with minor chips to corners, a tear to top at rear, and 1/2 inch chips to top and bottom of spine. Interior is in excellent condition, and the dustjacket looks Very Good in the new Mylar cover that now protects it. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; 0.4 x 10.9 x 8.2 Inches; Unpaginated pages .

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$300.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1956 Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First edition with no mention of later printings. Price clipped but this is not first issue point. Book edges show minor rubbing. Dust jacket shows some minor soiling and minor wear.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$300.00