FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE. Glazed pictorial boards. Tiny closed tear, faintest trace of damp-staining and bump to lower edge of front of dust-wrapper. Head of dust-wrapper and of spine slightly bumped and faintly damp-stained. Upper and lower corners of front flap price-clipped (as was Carle's own copy). Else fine. Signed "with love", and with a drawing of a caterpillar, by Carle on verso of title-spread. Presented in a custom slip-case with chemise. Through correspondence with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art we have confirmed that our item is a true first issue of the first edition as indicated by several points. Our copy is in exact accordance with the Grolier Children's 100 explanation of the first-issue dust-wrapper: "Color-printed dust-jacket repeats binding illustrations and text; front flap with price clipped away, blurb with text printed in blue and black, at foot: The World Publishing Company New York and Cleveland; rear flap with black-and-white photo of Carle and his two children, text printed in black and blue." With A3450 code on the rear board, and a full number line (that is, 1-5) and "Printed in Japan" on the copyright page. Collated perfect with Carle's own copy (described in the Grolier Children's 100). Grolier Children's 100, New York Public Library 100, National Education Association 100.
(Inventory #: 20269)
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