Vanguard Press, c1938. FIRST EDITION, thus, early printing. Rare "Follett Library Binding" (as stated on back cover) red cloth covers. Considered one of the most scarce of the older Seuss editions, this is yet another beloved Seuss story . . . Bartholomew took off his hat respectfully as the King passed down the street, but the King was angry. Bartholomew had another hat on his head. when the guards lifted Bartholomew to his horse & galloped to the palace, 87 hats blew off on the way. Illustrated throughout in black and white with Bartholomew's red hat being the only color (besides the red pictorial endpapers). "Folkloric fantasy of a spoofing sort with a happy open end." Corners bumped and worn; spine loose in back only, separation of cloth (spine is tight and holding in the front); glue residue on the front, former owner name; crayon markings on inside cover and on copyright page; some soiling with few short tears at page bottom. As this title in first print often sells for as much as five figures ($10,000 +) the older collectible edition here in special binding offers a great opportunity to add this to your collection!