|Title:||Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book --- Signed|
|Description:||1st edition, signed by author to "for the LeClair wide-a-wakes, Best Wishes Dr. Seuss"|
|Condition:||Tear on jacket at top of spine, inside front flap diagonal cut at top with what looks like scissors (small cut)|
|Origin:||A gift to my husband from his parents|
|Appraised By:||Jeffrey Motsinger|
|Appraiser Comments:||A very collectible book, Dr. Seuss is still quite popular. Condition is very important to value so I recommend having the dustjacket put into a protective sleeve as soon as possible. Any book store should have some appropriate sleeves.
The inscription is nice, but is not bold and doesn't have an accompanying doodle or drawing although it does have nice underlining.
The missing corner of the dustjacket is where the original price was. It was clipped prior to giving the book as a gift---this is typical and when advertising the book it should be noted as "price clipped".
Fair market value is around $2,000 and replacement cost for insurance purposes is about twice that.
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