First Edition of Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

  • Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book.
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book.
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book.

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.

Item Number: 78980

New York: Random House, 1962.

First edition, first issue with correct titles on rear jacket panel, and price of 295/295 on front flap. Quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very nice example.

Written to be "read in bed," the story begins with one small yawn that spreads from bedroom to bedroom across the country until finally ninety-nine zillion, nine trillion and three Seussian creatures are sound asleep. “Critics welcomed another opportunity to hail an author who made Americans smile, and even more children began falling asleep to Dr. Seuss” (Morgan, 178). Younger & Hirsch 20.