"YOU OUGHT TO BE THANKFUL, A WHOLE HEAPING LOT FOR THE PLACES AND PEOPLE YOU'RE LUCKY YOU'RE NOT!"
SEUSS, Dr. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? New York: Random House, (1973). Slim folio, original glazed pictorial yellow boards, pictorial endpapers. $1450.
First edition of Seuss' comical paean to positive thinking.
In this brightly illustrated and supremely silly fantasia on the theme, "Things could be worse," a Seussian sage instructs a young seeker in gratitude: "Don't grumble! Don't stew! Some critters are much-much… so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!" Issued without dust jacket. Younger & Hirsch 16.
Interior fine, binding with small mark to rear panel near spine. A nearly fine copy.