FIRST EDITION OF FOX IN SOCKS, INSCRIBED BY SEUSS
SEUSS, Dr. Fox in Socks. A Tongue Twister for Super Children. New York: Beginner Books, 1965. Octavo, original pictorial boards, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $7500.
First edition of Seuss' series of tremendous tongue-twisters for ready readers, inscribed by him, "for JOE with Best Wishes from Dr. Seuss."
In this book for young readers, Mr. Fox and Mr. Knox begin a dialogue involving a box and some socks, only to find themselves caught up with clocks and blocks, bricks and chicks, and everything else necessary to get buried in a very long tongue-twister. First-issue dust jacket, with "reading easiness (175-300 Word Vocabularies)" on rear panel. Younger & Hirsch 24.
Interior clean, a couple stray marks to boards, boards with edges slightly rubbed. Dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed, a few soiled spots to panels. A near-fine copy, most desirable inscribed by Seuss.