Hardcover. NY, Dutton, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 496 pages. Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more, are his troupe of beloved, and uniquely Seussian, creations.Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Geisel delighted them while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 237 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Memoir of an African-American woman when she was a student at a formerly all white male private prep school.
Softcover. Cambridge [England] ; New York, Cambridge University Press, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 389 pages. Minor wear to edges of cover. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. Slight foxing on top edge. Inside is bright, clean and unmarked. A nice copy.
Hardcover. University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1st Edition, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 346 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket with only minor wear. Clean, unmarked and tight copy.
Hardcover. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 354 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page. Dust jacket unclipped. Cover boards slightly warped (shelfwear). Slight foxing to top and fore edges. Pages clean and unmarked inside. Binding tight, in great shape.
Hardcover. New York, Flatiron Books, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Black and white photographs throughout. A tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1928, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 202 pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Previous owners bookplate on inside front cover. Moderate foxing to preliminary pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Gilt titles and decorations on green cloth covers. Covers with standard wear.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press,, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 546 pages, b&w photos. In a bright dust jacket. Inscribed by editor Hicks on title page. Mayer's memoir traces the development of Hutchin's convictions and serves as an introduction to Hutchin's powerful ideas about education and society.
Softcover. Darmstadt GR, L.C. Wittich, 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 342 pages, b&w photographs. Compiled by C.A. Schenck, director of the school from 1898 to 1914. SIGNED BY SCHENCK on title page. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 29 pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED ON FRONT ENDPAPER BY AUTHOR. Portrait of Winthrop opposite title page. Darkening to title on spine, with chip missing at very top. Moderate rubbing with small section of abrasion at bottom right corner of front cover. Clean, unmarked copy.