Classics Illustrated Junior

 CLIJ   (Famous Authors, 1953-1971, 2003-Present)

™ and ©1958 Famous Authors Ltd.

Following the success of Classics Illustrated, the publishers decided to broaden their line in 1953 by launching a series based on popular fairy tales. Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland had been tried in the earlier Classics Illustrated series, but the somewhat older readers of that line did not receive it well. The new series of Classics Illustrated Junior editions proved wildly popular, however, and soon was reprinted to almost the same extent that the main series had been. A Canadian publisher is now releasing 50th anniversary editions of these junior classics.

Among the works covered were The Little Mermaid, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, The Wizard of Oz, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and other childhood favorites. From a collector’s point of view, the Junior editions are a bargain, with almost all later printings selling for just a few dollars, in comparison to the princely prices that issues of Classics Illustrated often command.

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#501

  10/1/1953
  $0.15
  $35.00
2 copies available from $0.80
 The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $12.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #524The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #541The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (4th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
No HRN; Has ad for record (LP) on outside back cover, LP of the CI Juniors story narrated by Robert Q. LewisThe Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (5th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #565The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (6th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $8.50
1 copy available for $3.25
6th printing; HRN #568The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (7th printing)

  11/1/1964
  $0.15
  $13.50
1 copy available for $5.00
7th printing; HRN #576The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (8th printing)

  11/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (9th printing)

  3/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Spring; 1969The Brothers GrimmAlex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#501 (10th printing)

 
  $3.99
  $3.50
2 copies available from $3.50
10th printing; HRN 577; ca. 2003The Brothers Grimm, William B. Jones Jr.Alex A. Blum, William A. Walsh

#502

  11/1/1953
  $0.15
  $44.00
No copies available
 Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $12.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #524Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #544Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #563Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $65.00
1 copy available for $21.90
5th printing; HRN #568Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (6th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #575Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (7th printing)

  10/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (8th printing)

  12/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (9th printing)

  6/1/1969
  $0.25
  $10.00
No copies available
9th printing; HRN #576; Summer 1969Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#502 (10th printing)

 
  $3.99
  $3.99
1 copy available for $3.99
10th printing; HRN #576; Summer 1969Hans Christian AndersenWilliam A. Walsh

#503

  12/1/1953
  $0.15
  $215.00
No copies available
 Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $12.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #524Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #541Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
No HRN; Has ad for record (LP) on outside back cover, LP of the CI Juniors story narrated by Robert Q. LewisCharles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #565Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (6th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $20.00
1 copy available for $1.50
6th printing; HRN #568Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (7th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
1 copy available for $1.25
7th printing; HRN #574Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (8th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (9th printing)

  4/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
9th printing; HRN #576Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (10th printing)

  6/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
10th printing; HRN #576Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (11th printing)

  3/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
11th printing; HRN #576; Spring 1969Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#503 (12th printing)

 
  $3.99
  $3.25
1 copy available for $3.25
12th printing; HRN #576; Spring 1969Charles PerraultPete Costanza

#504

  1/1/1954
  $0.15
  $20.00
1 copy available for $1.50
  Dick Browne

#504 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #523 Dick Browne

#504 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #526 Dick Browne

#504 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #544 Dick Browne

#504 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #563 Dick Browne

#504 (6th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #568 Dick Browne

#504 (7th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576 Dick Browne

#504 (8th printing)

  11/1/1966
  $0.00
  $9.50
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576 Dick Browne

#504 (9th printing)

  2/1/2005
  $5.99
  $6.50
No copies available
9th printing; HRN #577Robert BrowningDick Browne

#505

  2/1/1954
  $0.15
  $20.00
No copies available
 Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1954
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #524Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #548Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #559Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #568Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (6th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #574Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (7th printing)

  3/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (8th printing)

  10/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (9th printing)

  9/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
9th printing; HRN #576; Fall 1969Hans Christian Andersen 

#505 (10th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $5.99
No copies available
10th printing; ca. 2008Hans Christian AndersenPete Costanza

#506

  3/1/1954
  $0.15
  $34.00
No copies available
   

#506 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #523  

#506 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #560  

#506 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #568  

#506 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #575  

#506 (6th printing)

  10/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576  

#506 (7th printing)

  6/1/1967
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576  

#506 (8th printing)

  3/1/1971
  $0.25
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #577; Spring 1971  

#506 (9th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $10.00
No copies available
9th printing; ca. 2008Joseph JacobsWilliam A. Walsh

#507

  4/1/1954
  $0.15
  $18.00
1 copy available for $3.00
   

#507 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #526  

#507 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
1 copy available for $1.25
3rd printing; HRN #559  

#507 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #568  

#507 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #575  

#507 (6th printing)

  6/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576  

#507 (7th printing)

  1/1/1967
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576  

#507 (8th printing)

  6/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576; Summer 1969  

#507 (9th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $5.99
No copies available
9th printing; ca. 2008William GodwinBruce Downey

#508

  5/1/1954
  $0.15
  $43.00
No copies available
 Robert Southey 

#508 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #526  

#508 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #563  

#508 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $9.00
1 copy available for $1.75
4th printing; HRN #568Robert Southey 

#508 (5th printing)

  3/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #576  

#508 (6th printing)

  6/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576  

#508 (7th printing)

  12/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
Winter 1969  

#508 (8th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $5.00
1 copy available for $5.00
ca. 2002Robert Southey 

#509

  6/1/1954
  $5.99
  $18.00
No copies available
 Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #527Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #552Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (4th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
1 copy available for $1.25
4th printing; HRN #563Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (5th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #568Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (6th printing)

  3/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (7th printing)

  7/1/1966
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (8th printing)

  6/1/1969
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
8th printing; HRN #576; Summer 1969Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#509 (9th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $4.50
No copies available
 Charles Perrault, Aesop 

#510

  7/1/1954
  $0.15
  $18.00
No copies available
   

#510 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #527  

#510 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #563  

#510 (4th printing)

 
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #574  

#510 (5th printing)

  11/1/1964
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #576  

#510 (6th printing)

  3/1/1967
  $0.00
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576  

#510 (7th printing)

  9/1/1969
  $0.25
  $10.00
No copies available
7th printing; HRN #576; Fall 1969  

#510 (8th printing)

 
  $5.99
  $6.50
No copies available
8th Printing; ca. 2008Charles Perrault, The Brothers GrimmSusan Shaw-Russell

#511

  8/1/1954
  $0.15
  $18.00
No copies available
 Aesop 

#511 (2nd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $18.00
No copies available
2nd printing; HRN #526Aesop 

#511 (3rd printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
3rd printing; HRN #565Aesop 

#511 (4th printing)

 
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
4th printing; HRN #574Aesop 

#511 (5th printing)

  3/1/1964
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
5th printing; HRN #576Aesop 

#511 (6th printing)

  2/1/1967
  $0.15
  $10.00
No copies available
6th printing; HRN #576Aesop 
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