And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

by Seuss, Dr

The story follows a boy named Marco, who describes a parade of imaginary people and vehicles traveling along a road, Mulberry Street, in an elaborate fantasy story he dreams up to tell his father at the end of his walk. However, when he arrives home he decides instead to tell his father what he actually saw—a simple horse and wagon.

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, Seuss’ first published children’s book, and his career as a children's although, almost didn’t happen. After being rejected by 27 publishers Seuss decided to burn his manuscript in the incinerator of his apartment building, but as he walked home he ran into an old friend from Dartmouth, Mike McClintock, who had just started a job as an editor in the children’s section of Vanguard Press. The two signed a contract that day, Seuss later proclaiming “If I had been going down the other side of Madison Avenue, I’d be in the dry-cleaning business today.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck; the Pulitzer Prize; and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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First Edition Identification and Notes

-Vanguard Press originally printed 15,000 copies, and two years later 6,000 more. Although reviews were glowing of the book, sales were not great. By 1943 the press had printed 31,600 copies. (Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, sold over a million copies in 3 years). 

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

 Vanguard continued to publish Mulberry Street and Seuss's second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, until 1988, when Random House bought Vanguard.

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And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street

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1937
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And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street [I Can Read It All By Myself; Beginner Books]

by Dr. Seuss

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New York: Vanguard Press, Inc., 1964. BCE-Book Club Edition 6th Printing . Decorative Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket/Not Issued. 8vo or 8° (Medium Octavo): 7¾" x 9¾" tall. Dr. Seuss (Illustrations). Page Numbers: N/A. A rare, hard-to-find, out-of-print, scarce, true collectible gem! A wonderful copy! A great, almost spotlessly clean copy! Solidly and… Read more
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AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET (Collector's Edition)

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AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

by Seuss, Dr

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And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street: Book Club Edition

by Dr. Seuss

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Vanguard Press, 1977-01-01. Library Binding. Very Good. 0.2756 in x 8.7795 in x 6.2598 in. This is the more compact Book Club Edition (8.75"" X 6.25""). ""Book Club Edition"" is stated at bottom of ""This book belongs to..."" page. Copyright page says ""Renewed 1964"", but this is clearly an undated later printing. This copy shows some very light… Read more
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And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

by Dr. Seuss

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1937
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1937. First Edition, Later Printing. Hardcover. Good. Seuss, Dr. [illustrator]. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A very early printing (about 1940) of Dr. Seuss's first children's picture book, now famously discontinued. It is a stated "Fifteenth printing" (ca. 1940). Original blue pictorial boards (binding has some staining and wear with some cracking… Read more
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Charles Dickens, The Man Who Had Great Expectations

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