“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. $1950.
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.
Dust jacket with crease to front panel, minor wear to spine ends. A near-fine copy.