9 June 2004
SEUSS, Dr. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1938.
4o. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards, decorated endpapers (extremities very lightly bumped); pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, few chips/nicks, some minor soiling).
FIRST EDITION OF SEUSS'S SECOND CHILDREN'S BOOK, later printing, without mention of price of Mulberry Street on inner rear flap and endpapers with small hats on pastedown and large hats on free endpaper. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY SEUSS WITH A SKETCH TO JED MATTES on verso of front free endpaper: "for Jed, one Extra Hoot! [color sketch of a hat] Dr. Seuss [paraph]." Younger and Hirsch 22.
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