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Sold for $3600 (£2770) as part of a PBA Galleries (20/15% buyer’s premium) sale of November 2 was one of 125, vellum bound, limited edition copies issued in 1916 with 40 plates, 16 of them coloured – one of which is shown above.

Dr Seuss’s first book for children was And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street of 1937. The white shorts worn by the boy on the font cover (also shown above) identify it as a first issue and, in what was described as ‘matching dust jacket’, it made $3250 (£2500) as part of the extensive illustrated and children’s book content of the New York sale.