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Lot #514
Dr. Seuss Signed Book

Extraordinary signed first edition of the final Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Extraordinary signed first edition of the final Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Signed book: Oh, the Places You'll Go! First edition. NY: Random House, 1990. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8.25 x 11.25, 44 pages. Signed and inscribed adjacent to the half-title page in black ink, "With best wishes to Matt Stiller! Dr. Seuss, March 1990." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/NF.

The consignor notes that the book was purchased at the Strand Book Store in New York City during the week of its publication, and then mailed to Dr. Seuss shortly thereafter. Although unconfirmed, it remains highly unlikely that the author performed any public book signings for Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his final book, given that he had experienced complications from his oral cancer prior to the book's release date; Dr. Seuss would lose his battle with cancer at the age of 87, a year-and-a-half after signing this copy. Signed examples of Oh, the Places You'll Go!, the last Seuss book to be published during his lifetime, are virtually nonexistent, with research revealing no other examples sold at auction within the past 15 years—that this is a first edition only further elevates its already immense desirability and scarcity.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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