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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle, Eric

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Used - About fine in near-fine jacket
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First edition. About fine in near-fine jacket. The only known first edition copy of this landmark picture book with an entirely intact dust jacket priced at $4.25 - i.e. not price clipped. Carle's legendary picture book has always been found price clipped in the first edition - including even the author's own copy (ref. Grolier 100) - until now. This copy likely escaped that fate because it was never offered for sale; for decades it lived in the personal collection of a former employee of the World Publishing Company. While contemporary publication notices in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY clearly state a list price of $4.25, first issue copies of the book are only seen with the corners of the front flap clipped, either with an additional sticker priced at $3.95, or without. The jacket on this copy carries the original printed price of $4.25 and is the only known complete, unaltered copy - further confirming the theory that the entire run was… Read More
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969. First edition, first printing of Carle's most recognizable work (with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board) in a first issue dust jacket with two paragraphs on the front flap, photograph of Carle with his two children to the rear flap with blurb mentioning only his first book, "1,2,3 to the Zoo", The World Publishing Company New York and Cleveland at bottom of both flaps and A3450 on rear flap (Grolier). Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page with an original drawing of a caterpillar. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed first editions are exceedingly rare. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in… Read More
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Used - Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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Walnut Creek, California
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. Carle, Eric. First printing, oblong quarto, 28 pp., in first issue dust jacket. Eric Carle (b. 1929) is known world-wide for this, his third book, which has been translated into more than 60 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies, garnering numerous awards along the way including the American Institute of Graphic Arts Award in 1970 and the Nakamori Reader's Prize in Japan in 1975; Carle was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 2003 by the American Library Association and was a U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010. Carle's style consists of using hand-painted tissue papers and creating a collage, which is then reproduced via offset colour lithography. This book, with its multiple die-cut pages as the caterpillar eats his way through various foodstuffs, created such a challenge for US printers that the publisher eventually found a printer in Japan.… Read More
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR [SIGNED]
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR [SIGNED]

by Carle, Eric

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Used
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First Edition, First Printing
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Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Oblong quarto, unpaginated; G; bound in publisher's original illustrated boards, white spine with black titling; mild wear and rubbing; Inscribed by Carle on verso of ffep; clear tape to front gutter, gutter of copyright page, following gutter, gutter of [10-11], gutter opening at [22-23]; First edition, first printing, with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board; KT consignment; shelved case 2. 1345238. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Faint soiling to cloth, light wear at corners and spine ends. Previous owner name and inscription to front paste down and front free end paper, with a vintage bookseller tag to paste down. Pages show light reading wear. Carle's third book, in which a caterpillar eats it's way toward metamorphosis.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric.

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Used - Lacking jacket else a fine and bright copy in custom mylar cover.
Edition
First edition with full number line and code A3450 on lower rear
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Denver, Colorado
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The World Publishing Company, 1969. First edition with full number line and code A3450 on lower rear panel. Lacking jacket else a fine and bright copy in custom mylar cover. Color illus. by Eric Carle
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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Used
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Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Philomel, 1994. One of only 500 signed limited edition of the 25th Anniversary edition of this classic work. Oblong quarto, original silver boards. Signed by Eric Carle with an original drawing on the front panel. In fine condition as is the original cardboard box. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies.
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle, Eric

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Used - Good+
Edition
First Edition First Printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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San Diego, California
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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company. Hardcover. Good+. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rearboard. Good+ lacking the dust jacket. . Good+. Hardcover. First Edition First Printing.. 1969.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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  • good
  • hardcover
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Condition
Used - Good
Edition
first edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Uncasville, Connecticut
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first edition first printing hardcover (The World Publishing Company, 1969); no dust jacket; prior owner title page corner; text has no prior owner marks but some pages have age tone, light soil; binding shaken but no loose pages; glazed illustrated boards worn at corners and spine ends (little fraying); panels have shelf rub (scratches);dust jacket missing SoWll
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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Used - Very Good +
Binding
Hardcover
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Waccabuc, New York
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New York: The World Publishing Company, 1969. Pictorial boards. Very Good +. Eric Carle. A bright, very presentable copy of the 1969 true 1st edition, with the correct number bar at the copyright page and the "A3450" code to the rear panel. Solid and VG+ in its wonderful pictorial boards, with a neat former owner inscription at the title page and several subtle, very thin abrasions along the front panel's fore-edge. Oblong quarto, Eric Carle's richly-colored illustrations complementing his timeless text. Lacking the original dustjacket.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st edition
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Hardcover
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Sacramento, California
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Oblong quarto, original illustrated cloth over boards. Unpaginated with [28] pp.
First edition, first printing of this high-point of 20th century childrens' picture books. Complete number-line [1-5 / 73-69] on copyright page, number A3450 at lower corner of rear cover. White spine with black titling.
The story of a caterpillar's journey toward metamorphosis traveling through a series of die-cut holes in six of the leaves (four of which are trimmed to shorter lengths) before constructing his cocoon and emerging a butterfly. Grolier Children's 100, No. 99.
CONDITION: Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth lightly soiled, gift inscription in ink opposite title page. Several small stray pencil marks to front and back cover [the latter showing evidence of erasure but no damage], occasional surface scratches and minor blemishes, very light rubbing to spine ends; 1/16" chip top inside of rear board; 3/8" bump and tiny crack at bottom of front board; Binding a bit slack, with stitching omewhat exposed at pp.… Read More
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by Carle, Eric

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  • very good
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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st UK edition.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780241017982
ISBN 10
024101798X
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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1970. 1st UK edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Carle, Eric. Very good condition with no wrapper. Oblong format. White glazed pictorial boards. Watch as the caterpillar eats his way through the book! Some slight wear to cover edges. A few light foxspots and some light page browning to contents else clean, without names or inscriptions.
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Den Sultne larve Aldrigmaet [The Very Hungry Caterpillar]

Den Sultne larve Aldrigmaet [The Very Hungry Caterpillar]

by CARLE, Eric

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Used - Near Fine
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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[No place]: Borgen / (Gerhard Stalling Verlag), 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Danish edition, printed in Germany. Oblong thin quarto. Glossy boards. Text in Danish, translated from the German (which was translated from the English). Fine, without dustwrapper, possibly as issued. A beautiful copy of a children's classic.
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

by CARLE, Eric:

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Condition
Used
Edition
First UK edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
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York, North Yorkshire
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London: Hamish Hamilton. 1970. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Original laminated pictorial boards, without dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the boards clean and bright with some bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example of this children's illustrated classic. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Lee, New Hampshire
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Philomel Books, 1994 First board book edition, 1994. Signed by Carle with his trademark drawing of a caterpillar. Slight shelfwear.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780399208539
ISBN 10
0399208534
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GIG HARBOR, Washington
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New York: Philomel Books, 1987. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. FIrst printing thus of the revised edition, inscribed by Carle on the title page with a sketch of a caterpillar holding a flag with the recipient's name. Near fine in pictorial boards with a small bump to bottom edge in fine jacket.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by CARLE, Eric

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Condition
Used - VG+/VG++
Edition
1st Edition, Later printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
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Hamish Hamilton, 1973. 1st Edition, Later printing. Hardcover. VG+/VG++. 1st UK Edition, 5th Printing. 30 x 21.5 landscape laminated pictorial boards with titles to the front and spine. Patterned endpapers, unpaginated with colour illustrations throughout. In original unclipped dust jacket priced at 1.25 net. A good looking early printing, clean and bright with a little pushing to the foot of the spine and a ding and a faint line of toning along the bottom edge of the rear board. Internally, the book appears unread and has no name, inscription or bookplate. The original dust jacket is in particularly lovely condition with just a hint of rubbing at the corners and edges and a hint of creasing along the top edge and a touch of uniform toning. All in all a really lovely copy. Rainford & Parris Books welcomes enquiries, so please do not hesitate to ask if you require further images or have any questions. All books are packaged with great care.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Carle, Eric

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Condition
Used - Good+
Edition
First Edition Later Printing 4th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780399208539
ISBN 10
0399208534
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La Mesa, California
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Philomel Books/Putnam, 1981. First Edition Later Printing 4th Printing. Hardcover. Good+/Very Good. Carle, Eric. Very first book in what would become the author's quartet of picture books for young readers featuring animals in nature who teach about different values. Orig. published in 1974, this is the 12th printing from 1981. Oblong hardcover book has colorfully decorated cloth-covered boards. Condition downgraded to only Good+ due to these flaws: vertical wrinkles in center or front cover & some random small spots inside. One page is torn a little at bottom edge & creased a little at top edge. Else, very clean, pages creamy white; NO tanning of foxing.Stitched binding is strong,. Very mild corner bumping. NO writing/underlining/highlighting; not ex-lib. The unclipped DJ is VG, with a tad of wrinkling, but virtually no edgewear, no fading; beautifully protected in new mylar cove for years of reading pleasure Free! Please see our photos--they show the exact… Read More
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

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As New/As New
Edition
First Thus
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Hardcover
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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U. S. A.: Philomel. As New/As New. 2009. First Thus. Glossy Hardback. 0399255567 Oversized Unpaginated Follows the probress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through varied and very large quantity of food This special edition was printef for Kohl's Department Stores 40 year anniversay edition .
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar TJ 2714

The Very Hungry Caterpillar TJ 2714

by Eric Carle

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  • good
  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Scholastic, 1974-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Good. PB, 1974, #TJ 2714. 1st paperback print. Ships next day. Book is in good shape; no tears, scribbles, highlighting or underlining; has a little corner bend; has a little stain on the front; a little general wear; from a smoke-free environment.
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