REY,H.A. CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Margaret Rey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1966 (1966). 8vo (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), cloth, Fine in great dust wrapper (dw not price clipped, 2 tiny closed margin tears, spine lightly faded). Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Stated 1st printing. George has to have an operation and the hospital will never be the same. Done in collaboration with the Children's Medical Center of Boston it is meant to prepare a child for that first visit to a hospital. Illustrated in color throughout, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE REYS TO A DOCTOR INCLUDING A SMALL COLOR DRAWING OF CURIOUS GEORGE HOLDING A FLOWER! Also inscribed by a second doctor. According to the previous owner but not verified, the doctor in the inscription collaborated with Rey during the writing of the book. and the other doctor was an administrator at the hospital. This is a beautiful and special copy.