“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. $2000.
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.