The Seven Lady Godivas Dr Seuss 1st Reissued edition 1987 First Printing HC / DJ


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“The Seven Lady Godivas” by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in 1939, this is a reprint from 1987 and is a first printing, so stated. The book is a hard cover with a dust jacket measuring 7½ x 10¼ inches, the price of $9.95 is printed on the inside flap of the dust jacket. The book is in very excellent gently used condition, it looks close to brand new, the dust jacket has very minimal wear along the top and bottom edges. The pages are crisp, flipping through quickly, the pages appear to be clean and unmarked. The copyright page as shown looks dirty, but it is actually pristine, it’s my scanner that is dirty.


A tongue-in-cheek reworking of the legends of Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, in which the seven Godiva sisters vow not to wed until each has discovered a new Horse Truth of benefit to all mankind. Originally published in 1939, this revisionist farce attempts to rectify the “shameful” story of “a big blond nude trotting around the town on a horse” and Peeping Tom, the “illicit snooper.” The frothy, historical romp presents seven Lady Godivas (Ladies Godiva?) whose father, the Lord of Coventry, is thrown from a horse and killed. The noble daughters vow to postpone their marriages to the seven Peeping brothers until they discover “some new and worthy Horse Truth, of benefit to man.” This gives Seuss the opportunity to contrive the origins of such wisdoms as, “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” A fun romp, not suitable for children.

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Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 3 in