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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

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If I Ran the Circus (Signed First Edition)

Dr. Seuss [Theodor S. Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. Signed on the verso of the front endpaper, "For Lynne / Dr. Seuss." True first printing with pink boards and matching pink jacket, unclipped with price of 250/250. Very Good+ with some soiling and edgewear to boards; internally a clean copy with only the faintest foxing to the final two pages and the rear pastedown. In a VG+ jacket that has some fading to the spine, some rubbing to spine ends and corners, some foxing mostly visible from the verso. A delightful rhyme with all of Dr. Seuss' signature quirk. Young Morris McGurk has big-top dreams of overseeing an exotic circus that does more than feature lions and tigers. His circus would feature a wink-hooded Hoodwink, a Spotted Atrocious, and a great Sneelock. "Once again, Seuss tells a story through a young boy's wild imagination...playing with the sound of words" (Strebor). A charming read at any age, featuring Dr. Seuss' own signature and squiggle at the front. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket.

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$2,500.00

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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

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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$908.00

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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

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

New York: Random House, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/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. (Theodore GEISEL)

New York: Random House, 1956. First edition (no mention of later printings). 4to. Original glazed pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket. Price clipped, some sunning and pale spotting, a few short edge tears. Rear panel of the jacket lists 12 titles. Younger and Hirsch 43.

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$275.00

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If I Ran the Circus

SEUSS, Dr

New York: Random House, 1956. Very Good/Good. First issue. Owner signature to the front free endpaper, else very good plus in a good dustwrapper with a two by three inch chip to the bottom of the front panel and the spine.

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$250.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

Random House, , 1956. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. very good minus with light rubbing to the spine ends. The DJ is Good++ spine is badly faded and there is a chip in the rear panel. Price clipped. "All twelve books by..." and the list of eleven "Other books by Dr. Seuss" to rear endpaper.

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$250.00

IF I Ran The Circus

Dr. Seuss

ALL POINTS PRESENT AS FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE.GENERALLY A BRIGHT COPY. SOME CHIPPING TO HEAD AND HEAL OF DUST JACKET AS WELL AS A LONGITUDINAL TEAR ALL THE WAY DOWN THE SPINE OF THE DJ. WELL PRESERVED AND PROTECTED IN A NEW MYLAR COVER.

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$225.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

New York: Random House, 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. VG/VG, attractive dj with but one small rubbing and upper edge creasing, 2nd printing as price on flap: 295/295. 4to, lovely gift quality, no marks..

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$225.00

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If I Ran The Circus

Seuss, Dr. (Theodore Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good+. 11 1/4" x 8 3/16" with 11 titles at end of text, beginning with On Beyond Zebra and ending with Mulberry Street; second state dust jacket with 295/295 on front flap and 14 titles, plus 2 Beginning Readers titles on rear panel of dust jacket. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Small scuff front dust jacket panel. A lovely copy. Younger and Hirsch p. 108-110.

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$200.00

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Seuss, Dr.

Random House Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 039480080X original 1954 Random House hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - pink boards with matching pink dust jacket - some wear to edge of jacket - some scuffing and staining to dust jacket - ink mark on jacket - price clipped - minor wear to cover - still very glossy - binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Good.

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$175.00

IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

Seuss, Dr. [Geisel, Theodor Seuss]

New York, NY: Random House Reprint [Circa 1963] Original glazed picture covered boards, faintly soiled. Light normal shelf wear. Spine ends bumped. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. DJ has wear to edges w/ 1" closed tear from top edge of front panel. Lightly soiled w/ pencil drawing of a happy face on a pink ball on front panel of DJ. Illust. w/ color drawings. A nice copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$155.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

New York, NY: Random House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Circus McGurkus has several stages and wonderful acts. The corners and spine ends are worn through. All of the pages are brightly illustrated and clean, no writing. The cover is pink and yellow with orange stars. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

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$150.00

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Dr. Seuss

2008-07-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$137.54

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

20010209. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$124.27

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Dr. Seuss

20090505. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$119.86

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If I Ran the Circus (Dr. Seuss Classics)

Dr Seuss

2007-08-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$118.38

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If I Ran the Circus (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection)

Seuss, Dr.

Paperback. Very Good.

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$113.06

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

1986-07-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$112.49

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

2009-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$97.76

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If I Ran the Circus

SEUSS, Dr

New York: Random House, 1956. First edition, first printing with the ads at back. Hinges cracked, front joint split at bottom, some wear at extremities. 4to. Color illustrations. Pictorial boards; lacks jacket. Younger & Hirsch 43.

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$80.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

New York: Random House, 1956. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1956. Second Edition. Hardcover. Second edition hardcover in very good condition with original dustjacket in good condition. 2" tear (repaired) to bottom left corner of rear dustjacket, with minor wear to jacket. The jacket has done a fine job of protecting the book itself. Binding sound, text clean. No previous owner names, stickers or stamps. .

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$75.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1956. Hardcover. Fair/None. First Printing. Covers worn. Spine faded with cracked gutters. Inscription to daughter from parents on front endpaper.

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$75.00

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Amer School Pub, 1989-06-01. Har/Cas. Hardcover. Good.

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$68.96

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1956. Cover pulled loose from spine, rubbed, bumped, foxing, worn.Pages slight browning, and tight. Book shaky.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to.

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$65.00

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If I Ran the Circus: Yellow Back Book (Dr Seuss Yellow Back Book)

Seuss, Dr

Maybe ex-library with stamps, 1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks

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$60.95

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Dr. Seuss

New. New book. 100% guaranteed. 051818

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$63.33

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If I Ran the Circus

Dr Seuss

20030707. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$59.38

If I Ran The Circus

Dr., Seuss.

Random House. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket. 11 titles on last page and 14 titles on rear . Good. 1956. First edition. 1st print.

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$50.00

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

2001-02-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$46.99

If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

NY: Random House, 1956. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1956 Random House True First/First in GOOD condition/no DJ. There is moderate wear at the spine ends, edges and corners but the boards are still bright and clean. Within there is a bit of kid drawing on the half-title page, a small signature on the ffep and a repaired small separation at the sean between the front board and cover..

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$45.00

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If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr.

New York, NY: Random House, 1956. Later printing (1958) with 295/295 jacket flap code. Red and yellow pictorial hard cover, pictorial end papers,14 titles plus 2 for beginning readers on the rear panel of the dust jacket the first is Yertle the Turtle, On the last page of the book 11 titles are listed, the first being On Beyond Zebra. Spine ends and corners are lightly bumped and rubbed previous owner's name on front end paper, very light spine lean. Very good dust jacket is worn lightly at spine ends edges and corners, a small 1/2 inch tear at the upper rear corner, a small chip in the lower front edge, light scuffing and creasing, now in a new Mylar protective cover.. Later Printing. Pictorial Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$44.95

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If I Ran the Circus

Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss)

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Random House, 1956. First Edition Later Printing . Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition from 1956, but probably a 1958 printing (14 titles listed on rear, to "Yertle,'' + 2 Beginning Readers books). With glossy illustrated boards (matching DJ illustration), this oversized hardcover is in only Good condition: colors bright, no fading; moderate soiling & edgewear; bumped-town corners. Interior is clean stitching secure, very slight tanning to outside page edges. Former owner's first name in pen on ffep; NO other writing, highlighting, coloring, or underlining. Unclipped DJ (with the requisite 295/295 at top flap) is also good, with moderate rubbing, crease to bottom front corner, light random soiled spots, & slightly sunned spine. Nicely protected in new mylar cover. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received before 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time), Weekends & holidays ship very next business day.

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$44.00

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Dr. Seuss

1986-07-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$43.39

If I Ran the Circus.

SEUSS, Dr. (Theodor Geisel).

NY:: Random House,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. Hardcover. B000KK65O0 . An early printing. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else very good in a very good (minor edge wear with a few short closed edge tears, rubbing) dust jacket. .

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$40.00

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Dr. Seuss

Turtleback, 1999-10-01. School & Library Binding. Used:Good.

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$38.44

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Dr. Seuss

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 052518

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$35.91

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If I Ran the Circus

Dr. Seuss

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 050718

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$35.80

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

Random House. Hardbound. VG other books by dr. seuss listed on last page . Very Good. 1956. 1st Edition.

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$35.00

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1956. 1956 issue, later printing. The spine and the hinge have been repaired with white archival tape. There is one internal tear on the ffep. Other than that the book is bright, in good condition, still solid. There is also a blindstamp from a town, but this is not an ex-library book (it may have been in a school classroom). No library paraphernalia. Fair, no dustjacket. No charge for the memories.. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Seuss, Dr.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$35.00

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If I Ran the Circus (Classic Seuss)

Seuss, Dr.

Random House Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 039480080X New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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$32.40

IF I RAN THE CIRCUS

Seuss, Dr. [Geisel, Theodor Seuss]

New York, NY: Random House (1956) Original glazed pictorial boards, lightly rubbed. Spine lightly sunned. Normal shelf wear. Top corners bumped. Contents very nice.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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$32.00

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Seuss, Dr.

Turtleback Books. SCHOOL & LIBRARY BINDING. 0808534807 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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$30.87

If I Ran the Circus

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. c1966. Reprint. Hardcover. Corners rubbed, edge chip on jacket front, spine foot tear; Nice older copy ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$30.00

If I Ran the Circus Bilingual Ed

Dr Seuss

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 041318

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$29.23

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If I Ran The Circus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Seuss, Dr.

Turtleback Books. SCHOOL & LIBRARY BINDING. 0808534807 Remainder mark . Fine.

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$28.32