“THAT CAT IS A BAD ONE, THAT CAT IN THE HAT”: FIRST EDITION OF THE CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK, SIGNED BY DR. SEUSS
SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. (New York): Random House, (1958). Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $3800.
First edition of the further antics of Seuss’ most iconic character, signed by Dr. Seuss.
The year after Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, broke new ground in children's books with The Cat in the Hat, he brought back the immediately popular character—with 26 little cats under his red-and-white stovepipe, not to mention the mysterious "Voom"—for a new madcap adventure. The title was the second from Beginner Books, Geisel's own imprint at Random House; in very little time, as that line's identifying logo, "the Cat's image would become synonymous with learning to read" (Cohen, 324). Younger & Hirsch 11. Bookseller ticket.
Book with interior generally quite nice and only some wear and soiling to boards. Dust jacket bright and near-fine, with only light edge-wear. An extremely good copy, exceptionally desirable signed by Dr. Seuss.