This is one of Dr Seuss's best-loved and most famous books. It was first published in 1957 and was an instant success. Dr Seuss, whose real name was Ted Geisel, wrote the book in 1957 as a protest against the increasing commercialization of Christmas. Ted married twice but had no children of his own. Perhaps because of this, he was very close to his niece, Peggy, and her only son Theodor 'Teddy' Owens. Teddy was named after his great-uncle Ted and the two spent a lot of time together while Teddy was growing up. Teddy was only just a year old in 1957 when his great-uncle dedicated How The Grinch Stole Christmas! to him.
First Edition Publication Information: New York: Random House. 1957. First Random House edition Glossy Paper over Board. Does not have dust jacket.
Illustrations: Author is the Illustrator. There are 6 one-page illustrations (including image on dedication page and title page. The book contains 23 illustrations which cover a two-page spread. The medium is drawn with ink and the colors are: black, white, and red. No other colors appear in the illustrations. Includes 13 titles on the last textual page of the book, with "The Cat in the Hat" listed first, and with "The Cat in the Hat" advertisement on the back cover with the $2.00 price
Contains the dedication - "For Teddy Owens"
Size of cover - 8 ¼ cm. 29 cm X 21 cm.
The text is Garamond, There are several occasions in which words are written in all caps for emphasis and one page where word are written diagonally within the paragraph. The text is large, attractive, readable and engaging to the reader.
Paper: Paper is thick and appears sturdy but is starting to yellow with age. No rips or broken corners there are two stains as you can see in pictures.
Description of Binding: Glossy Paper over Boards. Text on Spine is 1 c.m. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Dr. Seuss. Text on the cover is HOW The GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! By Dr. Seuss.
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