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    Dr. Seuss. The Seven Lady Godivas. New York: Random House, [1939]. First edition, first printing. Good in worn, price-clipped dust jacket. Dr. Seuss's first book for adults.

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    Octavo. 69 unnumbered pages. Illustrated by Dr. Seuss.


    Original peach cloth boards with brown titles on the spine and front board. Original pictorial dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Moderate shelf wear to the book, with mildly rubbed corners. Textblock edges dust-soiled and text slightly toned. The price-clipped dust jacket is significantly worn, with wear, chips, small tears and sections of paper loss at edges, corners, and at spine ends. There is also a small puncture in the spine of the dust jacket affecting the "SE" in "SEUSS." Overall, a good copy.


    Touted as Dr. Seuss's first book for adults, The Seven Lady Godivas tells the story of not one, but seven 11th Century Lady Godivas. They are sisters sworn not to marry the seven Peeping brothers until each of them discover a scientific truth about horses. They were driven to this oath by the death of their father during an experiment using a horse as a means of transportation. An entertaining adult fairy tale from the master of children's literature.

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