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    First Edition of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, Signed by Him

    Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat. [New York]: Random House, [1957]. First edition. Signed by the author in blue ball-point pen on the verso of the front free endpaper at the lower left corner. Small quarto. [ii], 61, [1, note about the book] pages. Publisher's first issue binding of flat paper over boards, price-clipped dust jacket (first edition of jacket, unknown issue, but possibly second issue due to the price of "195" stamped in ink on the rear pastedown, as the second issue jacket was issued without a price, and the first issue was priced "200/200"). Some wear and a few creased tears to jacket, some rubbing and edgewear and sunning to binding, previous owner's neat name in ink on both pastedowns. Very good. Younger and Hirsch 7.

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