First edition, first printing of this beloved anti-fascist Seuss title.
Very good plus in like dust jacket.
"And all through that morning, he sat there up high / Saying over and over, 'A great king am I!'"
Dr. Seuss, who drew numerous anti-fascist and anti-Nazi political cartoons during WWII, took a less direct approach with YERTLE THE TURTLE. "I couldn't draw Hitler as a turtle, so I drew him as [...] King of the pond," he recalled in an interview with THE WASHINGTON POST 1994.
Read more: "25 Years," The Washington Post, 2 February 1994; Younger, Younger, First Editions of Dr. Seuss Books: A Guide to Identification, item 82.
New York: Random House, (1958). 11'' x 8''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped (295/295) color pictorial dust jacket. Color pictorial endpapers of turtles in a pond. Illustrated in color.  leaves. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, dated February 24, 1961. Jacket with light edgewear and rubbing, small area of shallow creasing to lower edges. Binding with a bit of bumping to corners and spine ends, mild shelfwear; some toning to glue on turn-ins. Leaves bright and clean.
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