1937 1st year of edition "Sixteenth Printing" stated; The Vanguard Press publishers, New York; hardbound in blue decorative boards - see pics of front and back boards, no dust jacket; pages very good condition and unmarked; "Lithographed in the United States of America" stated; boards have minor dings - see pics.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is Theodor Seuss Geisel's first children's book. It was published under the pen name Dr. Seuss. First published by Vanguard Press in 1937, 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.
Geisel conceived the core of the book aboard a ship in 1936, returning from a European vacation with his wife. The rhythm of the ship's engines captivated him and inspired the book's signature lines:
- And that is a story that no one can beat
- And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street.