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SEUSS, Dr.

Rare books and original art by Dr. Seuss, including first editions and signed first editions.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 – 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He is most widely recognised for his children’s books, written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.

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  1. The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube.

    The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube.

    A Jig-Saw Melodrama. A 150 piece Moto Monster Puzzle featuring Zero-Doccus, Karbo-Nockus, Moto-Munchus, Oilio-Gobelus, Moto-Raspus. Sponsored by the Makers of Essolube.
    During the 1930s, and prior to his career as an author, Theodore Geisel worked as an illustrator for the Standard Oil Company, where he designed the successful "Quick Henry, the FLIT!" bug-spray ads in which characters are menaced by gigantic Seussian pests. The artist's contract with the company lasted for 15 years and covered numerous products. This puzzle is part of Standard Oil's "Moto Monsters" campaign, featuring five car-damaging beasts who can be defeated by Essolube. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: c.1930s]

    Published: [New York

    Stock Code: 99405

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  2. Boners; [together with] More Boners.
    signed

    Boners; [together with] More Boners.

    First editions, first printings. Both books inscribed, ‘With Best Wishes / to Arnold A. Rogow / Dr. Seuss' True first editions like this are very scarce; inscribed copies are extremely rare. Arnold A. Rogow was an author and political scientist who trained as a psychoanalyst. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 33734

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
    signed

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

    First edition, later printing with the hats on the endpapers going from small to large. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the bottom of the verso of the original front free endpaper "With best wishes to Jack Macpherson Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 80761

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Horton Hatches the Egg.

    Horton Hatches the Egg.

    First edition, first printing. Considered one of the hardest Seuss titles to find in the first printing and with the un-restored dust jacket. Learn More
    £12,750

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98790

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  5. Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose.
    signed

    Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose.

    Early printing. Inscribed by the author at the bottom of the dedication page "For the Hessels with best wishes Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98906

    Signed: Yes

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  6. The Log of the Good Ship.

    The Log of the Good Ship.

    First edition, first printing. A 36 page promotional booklet for Esso Oil's marine services designed as a humorous daily ship log. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: c.1950

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 111991

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  7. Gerald McBoing Boing.

    Gerald McBoing Boing.

    First edition, first printing. Based on United Productions of America's Academy Award winning motion picture. An odd Seuss title which was briefly out during the time of the film release. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 100630

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  8. 116304

    Gerald McBoing Boing.

    Based on United Productions of Americas Academy Award-Winning Motion Picture.
    First edition, first printing. Based on United Productions of America’s short film, which was adapted from Dr Seuss’s original story and given wide release by Columbia Pictures in 1950. It won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116304

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  9. Scrambled Eggs Super!
    signed

    Scrambled Eggs Super!

    First edition, first printing, first issue jacket with $2.50 price. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 101631

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Horton Hears A Who!

    Horton Hears A Who!

    First edition, first issue. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 104123

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  11. On Beyond Zebra.

    On Beyond Zebra.

    First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 95773

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  12. On Beyond Zebra.

    On Beyond Zebra.

    First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98024

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  13. On Beyond Zebra.

    On Beyond Zebra.

    First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109267

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  14. On Beyond Zebra.
    signed

    On Beyond Zebra.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, "For David Bolton, with best wishes, from Dr Seuss." Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115025

    Signed: Yes

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  15. If I Ran The Circus.

    If I Ran The Circus.

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112555

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  16. The Cat in the Hat.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 88281

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  17. The Cat in the Hat.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 90023

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  18. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
    signed

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    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." Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 105976

    Signed: Yes

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  19. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    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. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 105990

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  20. The Cat in the Hat.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1957

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 96104

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