First edition, first issue.
Despite the Junior Literary Guild imprint, this is a first edition, first issue with the 8-line copyright notice that includes the lithographer's name and with the background of the dust jacket in a striped design as opposed to solid blue. A beautiful copy of an early Seuss title in excellent condition and with great color illustrations on every page, directly from the stock of Aleph-Bet Books, the firm of Seuss bibliographers Helen Younger and Marc Younger.
Read more: Younger, Younger, & Hirsch, First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books: A Guide to Identification, 77 variant.
New York: Random House, (1948). Original pictorial boards. In original color pictorial dust jacket. "Junior Literary Guild" on spine of book and jacket. Price intact. Chip at head of jacket spine.
Fine in very good plus jacket.
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