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The Cat In the Hat

By Seuss, Dr




The Cat in the Hat is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, featuring a tall, anthropomorphic, mischievous cat, wearing a tall, red and white striped hat, and a bowtie. He also carries an umbrella. With the series of Beginner Books that The Cat inaugurated, Seuss promoted both his name and the cause of elementary literacy in the United States. The eponymous cat appears in six of Seuss's rhymed children's books: The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat Comes Back The Cat in the Hat Song Book The Cat's Quizzer I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Daisy-Head Mayzie


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The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House,, 1957. Small quarto. Original non-laminated pictorial paper-covered boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a turquoise quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated throughout by the author in two colours. An excellent copy in the jacket that is just a little rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first printing, first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss on verso of front endpaper, "for Brent, best wishes, Dr. Seuss.

$22,324.50


CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., small old offset marks on endpapers and name erased from free endpaper else near fine in VG dw that has some fraying at spine ends. 1st ed. of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper) in dustwrapper with price. Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

$6,000.00


CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., Fine in dw with price intact (dw has small paper restoration on spine, some soil, closed tear and fraying). 1st edition of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper and price). The original price of this book is the cause of considerable confusion. This first reader was originally published at $2.00. When the publishers decided to make a series of beginning readers, they priced all of them at $1.95 and lowered the price of this title to conform, thus the price of this book went down instead of up as time went by. Illustrated in bright color throughout. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

$5,500.00


THE CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS. DR

Random House. New York.,1957. FIRST EDITION. 1st issue, with price of 200/200 on the dustwrapper and boards not laminated. Large 8vo.(9.3 x 6.9 inches). Illustrated in full colour throughout. A Very good, clean and tight copy with some minor bumping to the spine ends. In a very good full colour dustwrapper, with one closed tear, without loss, to the top front panel and small and light stain to the bottom inch of the outer corners. Overall a very good copy of this classic. Housed in a blue cloth-covered solander box with a black morocco label, lettered in gilt, to the spine.:.

$5,209.05


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York, Random House,, 1957. Small quarto. Original non-laminated pictorial paper-covered boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. In a blue cloth solander box. Illustrated throughout by the author in two colours. Minor bumps to spine ends, slight dampstain to lower edges of boards. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a short closed tear to the upper panel and small areas of dampstain at the flaps. First edition, first printing, first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

$5,209.05


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Original pictorial blue boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed to extremities, occasional light offsetting from illustrations. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with wear to the ends of the spine panel. First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

$5,209.05

The Cat in the Hat.

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1957. First edition, first issue with 200/200 on front jacket flap and mat finish on boards., 1957.. First edition, first issue with 200/200 on front jacket flap and mat finish on boards.. Faint rubbing to spine tips, else fine in near fine dust jacket with a short closed tear to front panel, a few tiny chips to spine tips and faint soiling to rear panel, in mylar cover.. Color illus. by Dr. Seuss.. Younger & Hirsch, 7.

$4,500.00


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Original pictorial blue boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. A little rubbed to extremities, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with wear to the ends of the spine, light creasing to front panell edges. First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

$4,092.83


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr. [pseud. of GEISEL, Theodor Seuss] (1904-1991).

New York: Random House, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Bound in publisher's pictorial boards, in a vivid blue dustjacket. Some wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, very light discolouration to front board. Textblock exceptionally clean and bright throughout. Dustjacket a little frayed to extremities, some creases and closed tears, panels unmarked. Pencil inscription reading 'Anne May' to front pastedown, otherwise minimally used. Most impressively, the dustjacket is not price clipped, and retains the original $2 price (as 200/200) at corner. A very good copy of a rare book. See two siblings caught between the demands of a sensible goldfish, and irresponsible giant cat.

$4,092.83

The Cat in the Hat

Dr.Seuss

Random House, 1957. Book. Fine. Decorative Cloth. Presentation By Author. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine copy in a very good jacket.195/195 on flap.Glossy boards(Third Issue). Presentation Copy."For David Dr.Seuss."on front coner end paper.Guarantee.Extremely Rare Signed in First Edition.Nice Copy..

$4,000.00


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Original pictorial blue boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Boards a little soiled, some light rubbing to extremities, internally fresh. An exceptional copy in the bright, slightly creased jacket that has a 5 cm closed tear to head of front panel, and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

$3,720.75


CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., slightest of rubbing on edges else fine in sl. frayed dw that is not price clipped but never had a printed price, however it is inscribed by the original owner June 1957 and this title was issued in the Spring of 1957! The original price of this book is the cause of considerable confusion. This first reader was originally published at $2.00. When the publishers decided to make a series of beginning readers, they priced all of them at $1.95 and lowered the price of this title to conform, thus the price of this book went down instead of up as time went by. However there are copies like this one with no printed price at all that were issued after the 200/200 price but before the 195/195 price. They are considered first editions, later issues, Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

$3,500.00


The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, 1957., 1957. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's pictorial boards, wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, in similar dustwrapper, with some nicks and tears, rubbed to spine. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy of a rare book.

$3,348.68


CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., spine extrems and tips worn else VG in dust wrapper. 1st edition of Seuss's first reader, first state of the book in second state dust wrapper issued with no printed price at all. The original price of this book was the cause of considerable confusion and from our research, the sequence appears to be as follows: The first reader was originally published at $2.00. It was so successful that the publisher decided to make a series of beginning readers. They planned to bind the books in glazed paper instead of flat paper. Before the next title was ready, they used the remaining sheets of the first printing and bound them using the remaining flat paper for the cover. Unsure about how to price the series, they printed additional dust wrappers identical to those on the first printing except these had no price at all. When the second title in the Beginner Book series came out, the cover was glazed paper and the Cat In The Hat folllowed suit. The price of 195/195 was settled on and then the wrapper text and book covers were changed completely to reflect the series. Therefore, it is safe to assume that all copies of the Cat in the Hat bound in flat paper are first states. Those with 200/200 price on the dust wrappers are first states of both the book and the dust wrapper. Those copies in flat paper with no printed price at all on the wrapper (the copy offered here) are first states of the book in second state dust wrappers. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. Younger / Hirsch 7.2

$2,750.00

The Cat in the Hat.

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1957. First edition, first issue with 200/200 on front jacket flap and mat finish on boards., 1957.. First edition, first issue with 200/200 on front jacket flap and mat finish on boards.. Small inked name on verso of front free endpaper, light erasure to upper corner of front free endpaper, small inked name and address to front pastedown, edges rubbed with color loss and tiny tear to upper spine, overall very good with joints firm in complete, unclipped dust jacket with some light rubbing, mild soiling to rear panel, shallow chipping to spine tips and light general edgewear. A presentable copy.. Color illus. by Dr. Seuss.. Younger & Hirsch, 7.

$2,750.00


The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss [Theodor S. Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. 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 minor soiling to the board edges and discrete owner's initials on the front end paper. In a Very Good + dust jacket with minor wear at the spine ends, corners and flap folds, otherwise a fairly tidy example. 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 review in the "Saturday Review"). Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.

$2,500.00


The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. First issue of first printing of first edition. Book is crisp and clean and solidly bound in matte pictorial boards. Light wear along bottom edges and at corners. Former owner's name on blank side of front free endpage (not on the side that depicts the Cat in the Hat). Pages, bound in a single section, are bright and fresh. Dust jacket is price-clipped, and there is a crease down the front. The rear flap is missing the top half, and there is the faded name of the former owner at the top, above "cat." Otherwise the jacket is clean and intact, with the proper points. 61 numbered pages plus one page of editorial matter fitted into the outline of a cat in a hat. 8vo. In protective Mylar. A handsome copy of a landmark book.

$2,500.00

The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr.

Random House, 1957 The true first edition of this children's classic, with the non-glossy boards, the pages gathered in a single signature, and the dust jacket with 200/200 on the front flap and no mention of printing in the United States on the back flap. A very copy of the first issue book in a very good dust jacket, with some slight wear at the lower right corner of the front cover and the bottom edge. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$2,500.00


The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. 61pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Blue, red, white and black illustrated (flat) paper covered boards. Pictorial endpapers. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed. The rear cover is subtly age-toned. There is a name in ink at the head of the front pastedown. In the first issue dust jacket, with 200/200 on the front flap. Very good condition, with areas of mild rubbing, darkening and soiling. Minor scratching on the surface. The edges are lightly creased, and have a handful of small closed and open tears. Younger/Hirsch 7. A true first edition of this beloved children's classic. From the introduction to First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books: A Guide to Identification by Helen and Marc Younger and Dan Hirsch- The Cat in the Hat brought the basic concepts of reading to tens and thousands of children who were learning to read without being taught. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. It was a marked departure from the traditional Dick and Jane type readers. Teachers found that it especially motivated inner-city students and slower readers.

$2,000.00


The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. Younger and Hirsch condition 2. No price on DJ, single signature binding, unglazed boards. No inscriptions/markings in text block. Tail of upper board showing wear, both lower corners bumped. DJ 1/4" chip on bottom tail, shelf wear with cracking to lower right corner of jacket. Covered in Mylar.

$1,750.00