New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969.
The World Publishing Company, 1969. First edition, first printing with number line reading 1-5 on copyright page, and A3450 code on rear. A Fine, bright copy with a faint lean to the spine. In first issue dust jacket with the top and bottom corners of front flap clipped. No known copy in an un-clipped dust jacket in the first issue has been recorded yet. In fact, Eric Carle's own copy, exhibited in the Grolier Club's One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, is clipped at the corners as well. Near Fine jacket with price penciled near top of front flap, small chip and snag to the top end of the spine with a tape repair made to the reverse, light crimping to edges and shelf wear. Scarce in the original dust jacket. Item #140938936