WASKETS IN BASKETS, ZILLOWS ON PILLOWS AND VUGS UNDER RUGS
SEUSS, Dr. There's a Wocket in my Pocket! New York: Beginner Books, (1974). Octavo, original glazed pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers. $1250.
First edition of Seuss’ imaginative inventory of fanciful house creatures.
Claudia Prescott, Ted Geisel's secretary, "contributed a word to the Seuss lexicon" while typing the manuscript of this "Bright and Early" book: "While learning to interpret Ted's scribbled printing, in which b's and p's were often reversed and V's and U's indistinguishable, she typed… 'Vug under the rug.' Ted said, 'I wrote Uug, but I like your word better.' It stayed" (Morgan, 225). Issued without dust jacket. Younger & Hirsch 76.
A fine copy.