Item #721 the cat in the hat. dr seuss.
the cat in the hat
the cat in the hat
the cat in the hat

the cat in the hat

first edition, 3rd printing, 1957.

early printing of eponymous, timeless children's book. considered a turning point in the career of the author dr. seuss (theodore geisel). geisel created the book in response to 1950s debates about childhood literacy. considered the successor to "dick and jane" style readers, it was so successful that random house subsequently created an early readers' division with the cat in the hat as its logo.

new york: random house. 9.25 x 6.75". 61 pages. hardcover. book condition: owners inscription to paste down and front free end paper. very mild soiling throughout. corners bumped, with mild shelfwear. very good +. jacket condition: slight soiling to rear and light shelfwear. generally a beautiful copy. near fine. Item #721

Price: $500.00

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