The Very Hungry Caterpillar. By Eric Carle. First Edition, First Printing. World Publishing. New York, 1969.

$1,200.00

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was designed, written, and illustrated by Eric Carle. It remains his greatest work and one of the most iconic children’s books of all time. First published in 1969, it became a major bestseller and was published in dozens of languages. It remains in print today as one of the most popular children’s books on the market. The illustrations are immediately recognizable–from the big green and fuzzy caterpillar, to the staggered pages of fruits and foods, to the wonderful butterfly at the end. The story is simple, but it reverberates through several generations of readers today who remember the very hungry caterpillar with fondness and who developed their literacy through its pages.

This exceptionally scarce first edition, first printing is in good condition. In the original boards, very good with only minor rubbing, minor soiling, and slightest cocking. Text block good. Binding glue showing to gutter of first and second gathering. One inch chip removed from corner of page four. Without the scarce original dust jacket. All first edition points present: A3450 code to back board; full number line and “Printed in Japan” on copyright page.

An exceptionally scarce first printing of the children’s book classic.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar. By Eric Carle. First Edition, First Printing. World Publishing. New York, 1969.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in