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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel] - Early Printing - 1938 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: 615)

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

by Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

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New York: Vanguard Press, 1938. Early Printing. Pictorial cover. Very good/good +. A very good early printing from Dr. Seuss! Black paper pictorial cover over red quarter cloth spine. Shelf wear and rubbing to front and back boards (bottom edge). Cover shows red feathered hat pointing left. Back cover shows hat pointing right. Copyright date is 1938. End papers show hats going from small to large in front and large to small in back. Title page states "Author of 'And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street.'" In a good plus dust jacket, showing boy holding 2 hats, and words: "Author of 'And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street.'" Dust jacket is price-clipped bottom left front flap. Dust jacket mentions ...Mulberry Street on front flap, and lists reviews of ...Mulberry Street on back flap. Two small closed tears to front of jacket; large closed tear on back of dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in b/w with hats in red ink. [48] pp.


The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is a children's book, written by Dr. Seuss and published in 1938. Unlike the majority of Dr. Seuss's books, it is written in prose rather than rhyming and metered verse. The characters of Bartholomew and King Derwin appear again in a later book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Set in feudal times, the story begins in the Kingdom of Didd, when King Derwin is riding through a street past Bartholomew Cubbins, a poor boy in the market.

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Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel]
Pictorial cover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Jacket condition
good +
Quantity available
Early Printing
Vanguard Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
dr. Seuss, cat in the hat, children, and to think i saw it on mulberry street
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Gridley, California
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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.


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