This is a very scarce copy of a Dr. Seuss titled "If I Ran The Circus", Copyright 1956, published N.Y., by Random House, Inc., There are no other dates on book and no dust jacket to verify that this is the first edition. (The 1st ed. does not have a date). The inside of this book is pristine! It is clean, bright and the colors look like they were printed yesterday. The only flaw is that the outside boards show rubbing on the top & corners and has some staining. There is no writing, no tears, no chips, no bent pages and no odors. The book looks unread and definitely was not handled by a child as the condition is just too excellent. This book is sold elsewhere for upwards of $900.00 when proven to be a 1st edition.