"Pete Briggs pats pigs. Briggs pats pink pigs. Briggs pats big pigs"; First Edition of Oh Say, Can You Say?; Signed by Dr. Seuss
Oh Say, Can You Say? “Oh my brothers! Oh my sisters! These are Terrible Tongue Twisters!”
Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel).$1,250.00
Item Number: 86743
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition of this book of tongue twisters by Dr. Seuss. Octavo, original laminated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. In fine condition.
This riotous collection weaves together a wonderment of words designed to twist the lips. Wordsmiths and beginning readers will love Oh Say Can You Say? and treasure tackling these tangled tongue teasers.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example, desirable signed and inscribed.
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny": First Edition of the Cat In the Hat; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first issue of Dr. Seuss’ classic work. Octavo, original illustrated unlaminated boards. Inscribed by the author, “For Ruth Dr. Seuss.” Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light wear. All issue points present: price of 200/200 on the dust jacket, no mention of the “Beginner Books” series on the rear panel, and has four paragraphs of educator’s reviews on rear panel. Book contains a single signature and 61 pages with a message on final page before end paper contained in an outline of the cat’s hat & head. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example.
"The Crandalls walk nightly in slumbering peace in spite of slight burns from the hot dripping grease. The crandalls wear candles because they walk far and, if they wake up, want to see where they are."; First Edition of Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book; Signed by Him
New York: Random House, 1962.
First edition of this classic rhyming bedtime story picture book. Quarto, original pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket (with no ads for later titles). Younger & Hirsch, 20. Rare and desirable signed.
"No spots are too hard for a hat cat like me!": First Edition of The Cat in the Hat comes Back; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of the sequel of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing.
New York: Random House, 1954.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, “For Greg Barrett with best wishes Dr. Seuss.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped second issue dust jacket.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.