The Cat in the Hat
New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. 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 trivial bumping, soiling and wear to board edges. Small bump to the top of the spine. No previous ownership markings or soiling to any pages. Dust jacket is Very Good+ with some minor soiling and rubbing, a small closed one inch tear to rear 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 #4927)