Bibliographic Description of First Edition

General Information: The first edition was published by Random House in New York, New York. It is a hard-back book with paper pages.

Front Cover:

Back Cover:

End Papers:
Front End Papers:
Back End Papers:

Pagination: [2] 3-65

Edited by: not edited

Introduction: not introduced

Dedication: no dedication

Illustrator: Dr. Seuss

Medium: Pen and Ink

Number and Extent of Illustrations:
Illustrated cover, title page, and end pages (on each side)

29 2-page illustrations

3 1-page illustrations
Every page has illustrations on it, and the illustration takes up most of the space on most pages

General Appearance:

20.5 cm wide, 28.2 cm tall
S in "Sneetches" 4.2 cm tall
Other letters in "Sneetches" about 3 cm tall
"and other stories" about 1.1 cm tall
"Dr. Seuss" capital letters about 4 cm tall
"Dr. Seuss" lowercase letters 2.5 cm tall
Bigger Sneetch about 14.5 cm tall
Smaller Sneetch 7 cm tall

General Physical Appearance of Book:
Text is black and large (uppercase letters are .5 cm tall)
Text is placed in different areas of the page to be out of the way of the illustrations

Sample page: Page 24

Margins around text
Top: 7.5 cm
Right: 2 cm
Bottom: 15 cm
Left: 3cm
Size of text block: 4.7 cm tall, 13.5 cm wide

Paper: The paper is thick and is not wearing out, but the book is torn and stained in some places. This is not surprising, as it was in circulation at the Peoria Public Library.

Binding: Hard-back covered with cloth with greenish, plastic-like covering

Front Cover Text: "The Sneetches and other stories by Dr. Seuss"

Spine Text: "The Sneetches and Other Stories" and "Seuss"

Title Page:

Transcription of Title Page:
and other stories
Written and Illustrated by
Dr. Seuss
© Copyright, 1953, 1954, 1961 by Dr. Seuss. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Random House, Inc,. and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada, Limited, Toronto. Manufactured in the United States of America.
Random House . New York

Transcription of Page Across from Title Page:
This title was originally catalogued by the Library of Congress as follows: Geisel, Theodor Seuss, 1904- The Sneetches, and other stories. Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss [pseud.] New York, Random House, c1961. 65p. illus. 29 cm. I. Title. PZ8.3.G276Sn 61-13972 ISBN 0-394-80089-3 0-394-90089-8 (lib. bdg.)

Manuscript Holdings:
Manuscript, including typescripts, drafts, rough sketches, color roughs, and original finished ink drawings, held by Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego.

Works Cited:
Seuss, Dr. The Sneetches and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1961. Print.

Online Archive of California. The Regents of The University of California, 2009. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.