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    Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel]. The Seven Lady Godivas. New York: Random House, [1939].

    First edition, first printing. Octavo. 69 unnumbered pages.

    Original tan cloth boards, pictorial endpapers, and original dust jacket. Spine, boards, and corners are all near very fine, showing only the faintest wear. Dust jacket is significantly damaged, with wear, chips, small tears and sections of paper loss at edges, corners, and at spine ends. Former owner's signature, stamped address, and embossed notary seal on half-title. Accompanied by the scarce "Godiva Book Mark."

    Touted as Dr. Seuss's first book for adults, The Seven Lady Godivas was reissued in 1987, and tells the story of not one, but seven 11th Century Lady Godivas. They are sisters sworn not to marry their beaus (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 tales. Quite rare and desirable! From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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