Used to verify 1st edition of this book: The Yertle story first appeared in the April 1951 issue of Redbook Magazine, which pre-dates the publication of the book by seven years.
Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (Random, 1958) also includes the Gertrude McFuzz story, which was published in the July 1951 Redbook, and The Big Brag, which was originally published in the December 1950 Redbook. The copyright page in the book makes note of these earlier publications, as follows.
“Copyright 1950, 1951, 1958 by Dr. Seuss”
This book does not have a dust cover. The wear shows gentle use. No tears or damage to any page. Spine is in excellent condition. All wear is on the hard cover and shown in the pictures. The copyright information was also photographed to prove 1st edition authenticity.