New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. True first printing in matte boards with a single signature and original dust jacket, priced at 200/200. A Near Fine copy of the book with a bit of shelfwear to the extremities. In a Very Good + dust jacket with some wear at the spine ends, corners and flap folds, and the impression of a child's writing to the front panel.
Dr. Seuss’ renowned children’s classic. The book, which follows the visit of a clever top hat ensconced cat to a suburban home, was written by Dr. Seuss in response to John Hersey's challenge that he come up with a more entertaining and engaging basic reader. The book sold over a million copies in its first three years in print and would make Dr. Seuss a household name. The Cat in the Hat appears on the School Library Journal’s list of the Top 100 Picture Books of all time in addition to the National Education Association’s list of Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children. "Parents and teachers will bless Mr. Geisel for this amusing reader with its ridiculous and lively drawings, for their children are going to have the exciting experience of learning that they can read after all” (Contemporary Saturday Review) . Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3482)