“NINETY-NINE ZILLION, NINE TRILLION AND TWO CREATURES ARE SLEEPING! SO HOW ABOUT YOU?”: FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS’S SLEEP BOOK
SEUSS, Dr. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book. New York: Random House, (1962). Quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of Seuss’ playful celebration of sleep.
Designed as a blockbuster commemoration of Seuss' first quarter-century as a children's author, Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book met high critical and popular expectations. "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. Contemporary owner signature.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket with light soiling and only slight wear to extremities. A near-fine copy.