FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS’S SLEEP BOOK, INSCRIBED BY SEUSS TO LONGTIME FRIENDS
SEUSS, Dr. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book. New York: Random House, (1962). Quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $6000.
First edition of this book celebrating the joys of sleep, inscribed with Seuss' characteristic flourish: "for the KAYS. Happy Sleeping on Wonderview Drive! Dr. Seuss."
Designed as a blockbuster celebration of Seuss' first 25 years 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.
Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine with only minor toning and light wear to extremities. A handsome inscribed copy.