"THE MOOSE WON'T OBJECT… HE'S THE BIG-HEARTED KIND": INSCRIBED BY DR. SEUSS
SEUSS, Dr. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. New York: Random House, (1948). Quarto, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8000.
Later edition of this much-loved Seuss title, inscribed on the dedication page by Dr. Seuss: "For Michael Brennan, Best Wishes—Dr. Seuss."
The story of an over-hospitable moose "is told in verses which march in double-quick time. The pictures are scenes of happy confusion" (New York Times). Later edition, bound in blue paper boards, with seven-line copyright notice omitting lithographer, and without radiating white lines on front wrapper. Younger & Hirsch 77.
Book with a couple spots of faint soiling, paper clip mark to first two pages, and dampstain to front board. Price-clipped dust jacket with a bit of wear to extremities. An extremely good inscribed copy.