Small 4to. Brown cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan marbled paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 75pp). Numerous full-page partly-color illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. A remarkably, exceptionally pristine first edition of this reissue of the 1939 true first edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The story of the seven lady godivas, Clementina, Dorcas, Arabella, Mitzi, Lulu, Gussie, and Hedwig. Wonderful, funny story and cartoons.
From Publishers Weekly:
With the commercial success of You're Only Old Once, Random House offers a commemorative edition of another adult work of humor by the venerable children's book author. 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." Seuss's only prose work (according to promotional material) lacks the sparkle of his children's verse, his women aren't as interesting as the real Lady G.an 11th century maverick who sacrificed her modesty to force her husband to lower taxesand readers will wonder why the protagonists (who bear unsettling resemblances to children in later Seuss works) are unclothed. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild alternate.
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Title: The Seven Lady Godivas.
Publisher: Random House 
Publication Date: 1987
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2824646511
Book Description Random House, 1987. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Dr. Seuss (illustrator). First Thus. NOT a library discard; privately owned. FIRST PRINTING of the 1987 reissue edition with full number line. Hardback book with dust jacket. The dj is NOT price-clipped and rates NEAR FINE. It looks SUPER under the fresh mylar cover I've added. The book is sturdy, crisp and clean. The book has foxing (light tan spots) on the closed page edges and some scrapes along the top edge (a little cardboard exposed). NO WRITING!. Bookseller Inventory # 29539-x-J105
Book Description Random House, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket is covered with mylar jacket protector. 1st printing of the Reissue edition. Name on title page. Short closed tear to jacket Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 089750
Book Description Random House, New York, NY, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. Seuss, Dr. (illustrator). First Thus. unpaginated, quarterbound, light marbled brown boards w/brown cloth covered spine, color illustrated endpapers, red dj w/color illustrated front panel w/black-wht lettering. Dr. Seuss sets the record straight on what really happened in eleventh-century Coventry: there was no one Lady Godiva, but seven sisters, all equally bare, and not one Peeping Tom but seven. Younger #71b. prev owner cut strip 1-1/4 x 2-1/2 out of top edge of the back panel on the dj, 2" square peeled spot on ffep and stamped withdrawn. (this is the only library markings on the book & dj.) Size: Sm4to from 9" to 11". Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 035047
Book Description Random House, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 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 Solid binding. Moderate shelf wear. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 123485420
Book Description Random House, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. illustrated (illustrator). Reissue. DJ has been price-clipped; lightly rubbed & soiled from handling; protected in mylar. Boards are well-bound; pages clean & sharp throughout. Bookseller Inventory # WS17974
Book Description Random House, 1987. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0394562690-2-4
Book Description Random House, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing of Reissued Edition, 1987. Jacket in Very Good condition, price clipped. Inscription on Half-Title Page. No other markings. Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000640951
Book Description Random House, New York, 1987. Hard Back. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Dr Seuss (illustrator). First Thus. commemorative edition of the 1939 first printing, not been price clipped, quarter cloth, boards, nice. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 002369
Book Description Random House Inc, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First printing of commemorative reissue hard cover with dust jacket, Fine/Near Fine. Lovely copy. Dust jacket has the very slightest rub to foot of spine and lower edge back panel. New mylar cover. Unpag., approx. 56pp., original illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 048547