Random House, 1957. Hardcover. Early printing, possible first edition. No jacket. White title to spine and front cover with "For Beginning Readers" in a circle on the front cover. The rear cover states "Educators hail The Cat in the Hat*" and has four paragraphs of reviews. Bound in non-glossy paper covered boards. Foxing and minor soiling to edges of boards. Slight cock to spine. Wear and rubbing to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. The interior is clean overall with occasional smudge marks to edge of pages. Small spot of soiling to gutter of title page. 61 pages. Overall a nice copy of this classic. CHILD/051320. Very Good.