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THE CAT IN THE HAT by  Theodor Seuss:  Dr.; pseudonym of GEISEL - Signed First Edition - from Lucius Books (SKU: 14392)


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by SEUSS, Dr.; pseudonym of GEISEL, Theodor Seuss:

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New York: Random House. 1957. First edition, first printing, first issue. First edition, first printing, first issue. Inscribed by the author. Publisher's matt pictorial paper covered boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated in two colours throughout. A superb near fine copy, the binding clean, square and firm, the contents with one small strip of browning (possibly glue from a bookplate) to the reverse of the front endpaper are otherwise clean and fresh throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (200 / 200 to the upper front flap, as called for). Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco clamshell case. Inscribed by the author in blue ink at the bottom left corner of the reverse of the front endpaper "best wishes - / Dr. Seuss". An unusually attractive example of this landmark children's book in entirely original condition, made all the more desirable by the author's inscription. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.


The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957.  The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. The Cat shows up at the house of Sally and her brother on a rainy day while they are home alone. Despite the repeated objections of the children's fish, the Cat shows the children a few of his tricks in an attempt to entertain them. In the process, he and his companions, Thing One and Thing Two, wreck the house. The children and the fish become more and more alarmed until the Cat produces a machine that he uses to clean everything up and disappears just before the children's mother comes home. The Cat and the Hat  inaugerated the Beginner Books Series, promoting both the Dr. Seuss name and the cause of elementary literacy in the United States.

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SEUSS, Dr.; pseudonym of GEISEL, Theodor Seuss:
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First edition, first printing, first issue
New York: Random House. 1957

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Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at


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