The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: 1957
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 38623


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."

By This Author: Dr. Seuss
By This Publisher: Random House