Cat in the Hat Comes Back


Author: Dr. Seuss

Illustrator: Dr. Seuss

SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. [NY]: Beginner Books [1958]. 8vo, 63pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Spine ends a tad rubbed, price ($1.95) stamped in upper corner of front free endpaper, else an unusually fine, birght copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (tiny chips at lower corners, slight wear around edges).

First edition, first printing (stated on copyright page) in first state dust jacket (having no printed price and the front and spine panels identical to the printed binding). The sequel to what is perhaps Dr. Seuss’ most beloved book, The Cat in the Hat, this book has delighted readers for nearly 65 years! Produced just a year after the publication of the original story, this book built on the phenomenal success of the character and established the titular cat as an icon recognizable the world over. Younger/Hirsch 11.