“YOU CAN GO BY FOOT. YOU CAN GO BY COW. MARVIN K. MOONEY, WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW!”
SEUSS, Dr. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! New York: Random House, (1972). Octavo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket.
First edition of this “Bright and Early Book” for Seuss’ youngest readers.
This book gained its widest recognition after Geisel gave Art Buchwald a copy with Richard Nixon's name replacing Marvin K. Mooney's throughout. Buchwald published the story in his syndicated column; Nixon's resignation soon followed (Dr. Seuss from Then to Now, 55). Younger & Hirsch 51.
Interior fine, text block with minor expert reinforcement, dust jacket with only mild soiling to extremities. A near-fine copy.