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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.


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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 full morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery with an onlay of The Cat in the Hat to the front 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.

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$21,594.00

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Cat in the Hat

SEUSS Dr.

1957. First Edition . Signed. SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York: Random House, (1957). Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $16,500.First edition of this rare and important children’s classic, “a turning point… in the career of Dr. Seuss… [and] in the reading habits of American children,” inscribed by the acclaimed author-illustrator with his characteristic flourish, “for ANDY, Dr. Seuss.”""A turning point, not only in the career of Dr. Seuss but in the reading habits of American children, occurred in the late 1950s. Inspired by a thoughtful article by John Hersey in Life magazine, entitled 'Why do Students Bog Down on the First R?,' Seuss began to address the problem, which has since entered the popular parlance as the why-Johnny-can't-read syndrome. Hersey's contention was that the schools were filled with 'pallid primers' such as Fun with Dick and Jane, featuring 'abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls,' that real children found them uninspiring, and that many bookstores displayed more attractive alternatives, the 'jaunty juveniles' with 'strange and wonderful animals and children who behave naturally, i.e., sometimes misbehave.' Seuss' answer was The Cat in the Hat. By enhancing everyday situations with irresistible imaginary characters and telling the tales with cleverly rhymed, easily recognizable words, Seuss gave control of learning to read back to children, while providing wit, charm, comic verse, and a surprise on every page. The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division"" (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). ""This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability"" (Joseph Connolly). First edition, with 200/200 on the inside flap of dust jacket and all other first edition points. Younger & Hirsch 7. Interior generally clean, slight toning to spine and light rubbing to joints and edges; light embrowning to edges of rear board. Bright dust jacket lightly rubbed with mild soiling to rear panel. A bright, exceptionally nice copy, elusive and desirable inscribed by Seuss.

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$16,500.00

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The Cat in the Hat.

Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition, first issue of Dr. Seuss' classic work. Octavo, original illustrated unlaminated boards. Inscribed by the author, "For Ruth Dr. Seuss." Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light wear. All issue points present: price of 200/200 on the dust jacket, no mention of the "Beginner Books" series on the rear panel, and has four paragraphs of educator's reviews on rear panel. Book contains a single signature and 61 pages with a message on final page before end paper contained in an outline of the cat's hat & head. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. "A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." "The Cat in the Hat was so successful that Random House, publisher of all the Dr. Seuss books since 1937, created a special division, Beginner Books, with the Cat in the Hat as the logo and Dr. Seuss as president of the division" (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 45). "This extraordinary writer has done more to foster literacy in children than most because he manages to combine lunacy with sanity, fun with learning, and quality with exuberant readability" (Joseph Connolly).

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$14,000.00

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THE CAT IN THE HAT

Seuss, Dr. (pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel):

New York: Random House 1957. First edition, first printing, first issue. First edition, first printing, first issue. Inscribed by the author. Publisher’s matt pictorial paper covered boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in two colours throughout. A superb near fine copy, the binding clean square and firm, the contents with one small strip of browning (possibly glue from a bookplate) to the reverse of the front endpaper are otherwise clean and fresh throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (200 / 200 to the upper front flap, as called for). An unusually attractive example of this landmark children’s book in entirely original condition, made all the more desirable by the author’s inscription. Inscribed by the author in blue ink at the bottom left corner of the reverse of the front endpaper “best wishes - / Dr. Seuss”. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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$12,596.50

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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 dust wrapper that has some fraying at spine ends. 1st edition of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper) in dust wrapper 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.

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$6,000.00

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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.

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$5,500.00

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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.:.

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$5,038.60

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THE CAT IN THE HAT

Dr. Seuss

New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2. Dupont.

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$4,500.00

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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.

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$4,678.70

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..

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$4,000.00

The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr. (pseud. of Theodore Seuss Geisel)

Random House, 1957. First Edition, First Printing, with jacket priced "200/200" on front flap; flat, unglazed covers; rear cover of book and jacket lists educators' reviews with no mention of the Beginner Books series. 4to. Original color pictorial unglazed boards; color pictorial jacket. Illustrated throughout by Dr. Seuss. First Edition, First Printing, with jacket priced "200/200" on front flap; flat, unglazed covers; rear cover of book and jacket lists educators' reviews with no mention of the Beginner Books series. 4to. Seuss's most famous creation and one of his most desirable books - difficult to find in the first issue, in acceptable condition. Younger & Hirsch 7

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$4,000.00

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The Cat in the Hat

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

New York: Random House, 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.

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$3,958.90

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The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in turquoise morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay to the front board after the original front cover, twin rule to turn-ins in white, red endpapers with the originals bound in, silver edges. A fine copy. First edition, first issue.

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$3,958.90

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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.

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$3,500.00

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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 excellent 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.

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$3,599.00

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The Cat in the Hat

SEUSS, Dr

New York: Random House, 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.

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$3,239.10

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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

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$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. 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.

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$2,750.00

THE CAT IN THE HAT.

Seuss, Dr.

1957. 2. Seuss, Dr. THE CAT IN THE HAT. New York: Random House, 1957. 61p., color illus matte boards, illus, dust jacket, name in ink on front paste down, light wear to corners and spine edges, binding tight, jacket lightly rubbed along folds, minor soiling to rear dust jacket, overall vg+ in vg+ dust jacket. First edition, first issue. See Younger and Hirsch, p26. Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was a prolific author of children's books.

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$2,587.50

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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.

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$2,500.00

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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.

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$2,500.00

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The Cat in the Hat.

SEUSS, Dr.

New York: Random House, Inc.,, 1957. Octavo. Original pictorial blue boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. A very good copy in the bright jacket with a little chipping to spine ends and tips, extremities rubbed and creased. First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues.

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$2,519.30

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. True FIRST ISSUE with ALL correct points. 200/200 on jacket flap. Matte paper --not glossy -- pictorial cover. "For Beginning Readers" in circle printed on jacket and front cover. Bound in a single signature. Solid, clean copy in edge worn / rubbed jacket with chipping, tears + quarter sized triangular piece torn from rear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

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$2,000.00

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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."

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$2,000.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with matte boards and single signature binding. Very Good, in a Very Good first issue dust jacket with price of 200/200 intact (later issues were priced at 195/195). Previous owner name written to front paste down. Pages lightly toned at edges. Page block slightly pulled. Boards show light rubbing at edges, light dust soiling toward top edge. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed, lightly soiled and lightly worn at the spine ends and along the folds. A lovely first printing of Seuss' groundbreaking work, which marked a great turning point in children's literature.

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$1,600.00

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Fine/VG+. Hardcover in dj, first edition, first printing in first edition dj, 200/200 on dj, non-glossy pages, single signature, dj has one inch by inch piece missing from the bottom of the dj and a small piece missing at top of dj, some edge tearing, otherwise the dj is in very nice shape, the book itself is almost pristine.

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$1,500.00

The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1957. First issue book / Third varient dust jacket. [2], 61, [1] pages. Illustrated throughout by Dr. Seuss. 9 x 6 1/2, color pictorial flat paper [unglazed] boards in mylar protected color pictorial jacket. Book with SINGLE SIGNATURE binding point called for by Zielinski (second issue and later printings have three signatures) and UNGLAZED boards called for by Younger & Hirsch. Jacket priced "195/195" without mention of beginner book series, and four paragraphs of educator's reviews on rear panel. Neat previous owner's inscription: "To Todd / from Mommy & Daddy / xmas 1958." Pin prick hole through front fly and title page. Some minor wear and creasing to jacket. Head, tail and corners of book show some rubbing. "The Cat in the Hat" is the first Dr. Seuss book specifically targeted for beginning readers. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Dr. Seuss. Octavo.

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$1,500.00

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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.

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$1,250.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / Third Issue. Dated 1957 with no additional printings. Three signature binding. Glazed boards. Illustrated boards. 195/195 dust jacket price. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Fine, light spots, name at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, sharp dust jacket.

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$1,140.00

THE CAT IN THE HAT

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good++. Hardcover. First edition as per the Younger bibliography. Paper covered boards are flat, not glossy. Text is bound in a single signature. 200/200 is on dust jacket flap. Edgewear and rubbing to lower board edges, corners and spine. Light soil. Text is clean, slight oxidation to edges. Color illustrated dust jacket shows some soil. Rubbed edges. Corners and spine ends are lightly chipped and noticeably rubbed. One inch closed tear to lower left front corner. Two larger closed tears to rear of dust jacket have been neatly reglued. Nice in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.

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$1,000.00

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The Cat in the Hat (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books) (Chinese Edition)

Dr. Seuss

Yuan Liu/Tsai Fong Books, 1992-12-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$987.78

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. First State. Flat paper (not glossy) pictorial boards. Text block with single signature. Joint cracked along spine seam and head of spine lightly frayed. Corners lightly rubbed and name on front end paper, else a tight, bright, clean copy. For Beginning Readers printed in black circle on jacket and front cover. Lightly worn, price clipped jacket. All first issue points present except for the price on jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$950.00

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The Cat in the Hat: In English and Spanish (Beginner Books(R)) (Spanish Edition)

Seuss, Dr.

Random House Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 0394816269 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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$820.91

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss - RARE FIRST PRINTING IN JACKET

New York: Random House, 1957, 1957 Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, First Impression. A great looking copy of this seminal book, a favourite among adults and children. The boards are without bent corners; the endpapers have very slight foxing spots; the book is clean and tight without any markings; there are a few slight abrasions to the blue covers at the top of the spine and the edges. There has been no colouring in, there are no owner signatures, and no folded corners. This is the first edition of the book in a third state jacket. The price is printed as 195/195, and the back of the jacket advertises more in the series of Beginner Books. A really exceptional state for such a sought after book. Jacket has some very minor chippings, none of which affects anything 'live'. It is protected in mylar. 0.0 0.0 0.0. 1st Edition.... Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$820.57

The Cat in the Hat

Seuss, Dr.

New York: Beginner Books/Random House, 1957. Dust jacket has minor wear extremities but is glossy and fresh - quite presentable within new clear Brodart sleeve.. 2nd Printing. Glossy Pictorial Hard Cover. Very Good/DJ VG-. Large Octavo.

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$800.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / Third Issue. Dated 1957 with no additional printings. Three signature binding. Glazed boards. Illustrated boards. 195/195 dust jacket price. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Fine, superior copy, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, short tears, spots.

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$760.00

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

NY, Random House, 1957, early edition. Lacking the dust jacket, matches Younger/Hirsch bibliography pgs. 26-28 except that the boards are glazed, not flat, with Grandma's ink gift inscription to verso of ffep, luckily it is also Inscribed by Dr. Seuss to the same recipient ("for Scott Edmunds Goss/with best wishes/...Dr. Seuss"). Rubbed, extremity wear, missing all the paper along the spine.

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$750.00

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CAT IN THE HAT

SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, pictorial boards with flat paper NOT glazed, 61p., sl. edge rubbing else near fine in frayed dw with price clipped. Early printing of the first edition (boards flat paper NOT glazed, later eds. were not pub. by Random, this has reviews by educators or rear dw). Illus. in bright color throughout.

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$750.00

The Cat in the Hat

Dr.Seuss

1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1957 ORIGINAL THIRD PRINTING OF THE FIRST EDITION IN EXTREMELY RARE CONDITION FINE/FINE- A BEAUTIFUL 1957 FIRST

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$640.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

An early printing with a charming inscription from Dr. Seuss mentioning the Cat in the Hat. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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$600.00

THE CAT IN THE HAT (Beginner Books)

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

New York, NY: Random House, 1957. Text/Bright, clean, sound As New w/short closed tear by spine (short of stitching) to rear endpaper.. Glazed illustrated boards/NF w/trace rubs to corner tips & upper/lower spine edges. First Edition, 3rd variant printing --- glazed boards accompanied by dust jacket with 195/195 on front inner flap, denoting final choice of boards and pricing. 200/200 on the inner flaps is a record of intitial marketing choice of regular paper covered boards at $2.00; the book was issued again w/paper covered boards without any numbers on the inner flap reflecting publisher's uncertainty over price and board treatment. This 3rd variant, identified by 195/195, records zeroing in on the price of $1.95 and committment to the more durable glazed boards better suited for little hands and fingers, paginated pages, and established the standard format for subsequent Cat in the Hat Beginner Reader Series. Art work remains constant. In essence, this 3rd Variant Edition is the definitive printing. This tall, skinny cat, sporting a signature red bow tie and red-and-white striped top hat, created and made famous both through verse and illustrations of Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991), is friend to most American school children, and a real sense, spearheaded early reader books puntuated with wit and humor, and word play. The charming, action packed tale is told with 220 different words, all vocabulary recognizable by first and secondgraders. A cool cat that will reappear in subsequent rhymed stories by Seuss and become an emblem of a series of Beginner Books it spawned. Fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover/Stitched. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Illus. by Dr. Seuss (Author-Illustrator).

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$595.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Random House, 1957 Some edgewear to the spine top and bottom and to the corners. The inside flap of the dust jacket has a large taped tear, taped tear top edge of the back. Edgewear to the bottom edge and bottom corners. Faint pencil marks on the front of the dust.; Laid in signed card with a drawing of a hat by Dr. Seuss. Some edgewear to the spine top and bottom and to the corners. The inside flap of the dust jacket has a large taped tear, taped tear top edge of the back, overall the dust jacket is very presentable. Edgewear to the bottom edge and bottom corners. 195/195 top edge of the inside flap of the dust jacket. An I Can Read It All By Myself Beiginner Book. Faint pencil marks on the front of the dust jacket. ; Signed by One Author.

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$500.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. The 1957 1st edition, 4th issue ("Younger & Hirsch", pg. 28), with the $1.95 price, the glossy boards AND the mention of the "Books for Beginners" series. A clean, solid copy. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with several small closed tears --and light creasing-- along the front panel's top-edge. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the great Doctor.

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$500.00

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The Cat In The Hat

Dr. Seuss

1957. First Edition. Dr Seuss The Cat in the Hat Educational Edition. No cover.

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$500.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Good. Random House, New York 1957. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Dated 1957 with no additional printings. Single signature binding. Unglazed boards. Illustrated boards. {ref: Younger and Hirsch 7, Zielinski}. Book Condition: Good, rubbing at the spine, shelf wear, age toning, spots. Names at the front endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

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$475.00

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Cat in the Hat, The

Dr. Seuss

New York: Random House, 1957. 3rd printing of 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good Good. Dr. Seuss. 62 pages. Hardcover. 3rd printing of the 1st edition. 195/195 on dust jacket front flap; black & white photograph of Dr. Seuss at top of rear inside flap. Glazed boards. Full color illustrations by Dr. Seuss. Light rubbing to cover edges. Dust jacket with hairline creases, light chipping at corners. Faint damp odor. Clean, unmarked. Record # 613389

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$438.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

Random House, 1957. While clearly loved, this copy remains well-kept. The pages show a little gentle spotting at the first five leaves, prior owners' names penned neatly at the front free endpaper, and two more faint spots at the last two pages, but are otherwise clean and surprisingly bright; the entirety of the page block was bound as a single sewn signature in paper (not glossy) pictorial boards (with no number printed at the lower spine); the boards now show rub-through at the lower corners and spine heel, gentler rubbing at head and heel edges and spine head, a short, closed tear in the lower joint, and just a little faint age-toning at head and heel, otherwise quite clean and bright. The dust jacket is, unfortunately, priceclipped but has a description at the front flap describing the anticipated success of the book and its raison d'etre (the rear flap has a picture and biography of the author, and no publish/print location); the chalkboard depicted at the rear says only "Educators hail The CAT in the HAT*" and gives four reviews, a miniature repeat of the front cover, a publisher's address in New York 22, N.Y., and no mention whatever of the Beginner Books to come. The jacket shows a short, closed tear with accompanying creases at the lower rear, a very short crease and tear at the upper rear, short, partially open tears with creasing at the spine head and heel, modest surface creasing at the spine and foreedges, rubbing and a little chipping at corners and spine tips, a little toning and surface soil evident in the white areas of the rear panel, and a little faint pencil ghosting inside the letters of the title at front where a child traced them - an oddly charming touch, considering the fact that this book, upon its hope-filled first printing, was to change our very concept of child literacy education in the United States. The jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archivally safe sleeve, and the book now resides in a climate-controlled room.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

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$400.00

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The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss, .

Boston: Random House, 1957, . Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Hard Cover FIRST EDITION. The front cover of this hardback shows "For Beginning Readers" and back cover says " Educators hail The Cat in the Hat*" on a chalkboard.

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$355.00

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The Cat In The Hat (1st edition, 3rd Issue in dust jacket)

Dr. Seuss (pseud. Theodor Geisel)

New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. First edtiion, third issue in glazed boards and 195/195 on front jacket flap. Illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, 61 pp. About very good with wear at the extremities and a lightly erased pencil signature top edge of the front free endpaper. In similarly about very good dust jacket with all correct points for this edition/issue, vertical crease to the front panel and wear to the extremities. This issue of the first edition is the final version resulting in the publisher's decision to price the book at 1.95 (originally 200/200 was in the price portion of the jacket, indicating a price of two dollars and the boards were matte finish rather than glossy). An affordable example of one of the great children's classics of all time. Scans available for serious inquiries.

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$350.00