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[Page proofs]: Where the Wild Things Are
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[Page proofs]: Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Unbound. Near Fine. Measuring 56" x 42". Some light wear at edges and a few light scattered creases, near fine. A production page proof for Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, *Where the Wild Things Are*. The proof is printed on both sides and retains its original bright and vibrant colors. It comes from the personal archives of a distinguished children's book author and editor who worked closely with both Sendak and the book's editor, Ursula Nordstrom. While there is no jacket present to verify the issue points, as typical for a first edition of the book, the title page is conspicuously missing its Library of Congress identification number suggesting it was printed prior to securing one as required for publication. Further, we have only been able to locate one other known copy of page proof for *Where the Wild Things Are* in the Maurice Sendak Collection at the Rosenbach Museum, and it too lacks the LOC number on the title page. An amazing artifact from what is… Read More
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING TO RICHARD HOWARD & SANFORD FRIEDMAN
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING TO RICHARD HOWARD & SANFORD FRIEDMAN

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First Edition. An excellent copy of what is perhaps the best-loved and most distinguished illustrated children's book of the 20th century, one that the American Institute of Graphic Arts called "the perfect book." Inscribed by Sendak to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator Richard Howard (1929-2022) and his then partner, author and playwright Sanford Friedman (1928-2010). Howard and Sendak both spent time on Fire Island during the 1960s, where Sendak wrote Where the Wild Things Are, and the men were part of a tightly-knit circle of queer authors and artists in New York during that period. By the mid-1970s, Howard and Sendak had drifted apart, though this copy is evidence of a once closer friendship. While erroneously dated (the book was published in November, 1963 - this copy was actually inscribed on January 9, 1964, not 1963), it still remains among the earliest recorded inscriptions in copies of Where the Wild Things Are. The earliest we have traced… Read More
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Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are

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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition with the publisher's price and the correct first issue code on the front flap. Cloth and papercovered illustrated boards. A bit of foxing to the boards, near fine in a modestly toned, very good dustwrapper with a couple of faint splash marks. Nicely Inscribed by Sendak in 1966 with a small drawing of a dog.
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Where the Wild Things Are.
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Where the Wild Things Are.

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New York: Harper & Row,, 1963. In the first issue dust jacket First edition, first printing, first issue. Criticized at the time of publication for its dark elements, Where the Wild Things Are was soon acclaimed as a triumph of children's storytelling and book design; it has remained a classic of 20th-century children's literature, and was adapted into a film in 2009. There were multiple issues of the first edition, but this copy is the earliest, distinguished by the Library of Congress number 63-21253 to the title page, the codes 40-80 and 1163 to the front flap, and the absence on the rear flap of the mention of the Caldecott Award bestowed upon the book on publication - the winning of such a prestigious prize compelled the publishers to recall the entire edition and change the text on the dust jacket to include the achievement. Oblong quarto. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, front cover lettered in black. With dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed folding box by the… Read More
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper Row, 1963. First. hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine first issue dust jacket.
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

by Sendak, Maurice

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[New York]: Harper & Row, 1963. Near fine in very good plus jacket.. Lovely first edition of the subversive Caldecott-award winner, in the rare original first-issue dust jacket. After illustrating nearly 50 other books, WILD THINGS was Sendak's first full-color picture book with his own text and illustrations. He took full advantage of that control to push the boundaries of the children's picture book genre. The story of a boy who gets in a fight with his mother and lets out his pent up feelings in a fantastical Wild Rumpus, WILD THINGS focused on the complex inner experience of little Max, acknowledging the reality that children deal with anger, frustration, and fear just as adults do. For this reason, the book was initially not well received: before the rise of New Realism in children's literature, many critics felt children's books ought to model ideal behavior rather than accurately reflect children's emotional experiences. The book made a splash from the very beginning, as Sendak expected it… Read More
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Where The Wild Things Are.
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Where The Wild Things Are.

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New York, Harper & Row, 1963. . First edition, first printing, with Library of Congress number 63-21253 and 1963 copyright on title; oblong 4to; illustrated in colour throughout; publisher's cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, front board with one small smudge, with the correct first state of the dustjacket with no mention of the Caldecott award, and a $3.50 price at top of front flap, this flap with three paragraphs of text, lower corner trimmed, slight dust-soiling, short closed tear to lower edge of front panel, a few trifling nicks, else a near-fine example. The true first edition with the correct first state dustjacket. A fine, well-preserved copy of what is perhaps the best-loved and most distinguished illustrated children's book of the 20th century, one that the American Institute of Graphic Arts called 'the perfect book.' With the Library of Congress catalogue number 63-21253 and 1963 copyright on title, and first state jacket with price $3.50 in upper right corner of inner flap and no… Read More
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing in lovely example of the first issue dust jacket. Illustrated paper-covered boards with gray cloth backstrip. Near Fine with light browning and light soiling to covers, in a Near Fine dust jacket with light toning, soiling and edge wear, several brown spots, with publisher's original price of $3.50 is present on the top corner of the front flap and lower corner clipped (small ink notation above price), three paragraphs of text on the front flap and no Caldecott Medal on the front panel. A groundbreaking work for its honest treatment of children's emotions, especially anger, and winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal.
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE SIGNED

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE SIGNED

by Maurice Sendak

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New York: Harper & Row. 1974. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. All FEPs up to title page missing. Front panel bowing upwards lightly. Light soiling on front flap fold and spine heel. ; Signed by author on bookplate on title page. ; Signed by Author .
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Where the Wild Things Are.

Where the Wild Things Are.

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. Signed limited edition of the 25th anniversary of this classic work, one of 220 examples specially bound and signed by Maurice Sendak with an original Wild Thing drawing by Sendak. Very good in a very good slipcase. Uncommon. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled and children reveled. Reaching back into his own Brooklyn childhood, Sendak created the enduring child-hero Max, who overcomes his fears and achieves catharsis in a colorful fantasy tableau. The book was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association" (NYPL Books of the Century 212). Basis for the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze starring Max Records and… Read More
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Where the Wild Things Are

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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Printing, with Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253 and 1963 copyright printed on the title page. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half-title page -"April '65 For Myra - Maurice Sendak". Good, lacking the dust jacket and the decorative front end paper, boards soiled and worn at edges, rear hinge cracked. Uncommon as an unsophisticated copy of this enduring Sendak classic, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED directly in the book to a child who obviously adored the book and read it countless times, much like a well-worn blanket or stuffed animal. Basis for the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze, a 1984 TV movie, and several short films. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Good/No Jacket. Oblong 4to.
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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

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(New York): Harper, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition in first issue dustwrapper. Near fine with some light wear and toning to the outer edges of the boards in about very good dustwrapper with toning, sticker shadow on the front flap and moderate edgewear including small chips and tears. A relatively nice copy of one of most popular and influential children's book of the 20th Century. Hanrahan. *Works of Maurice Sendak 1947-1994* A58.
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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[New York]: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Oblong 8vo. Unpaginated. Quarter grey cloth over pictorial boards printed on white paper, the boards' illustrations match those of the jacket. Colorful illustrated endpapers and pastedowns (the endpapers and pastedowns depict flowers and plants of many colors). Price of $3.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. With the codes 40-80 and 1163 on the jacket's front flap, the jacket's front flap's bottom corner is clipped. The rear flap of the dust jacket mentions the book winning the 1964 Caldecott Award and mentions the book being chosen as the Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1963 by the New York Times. A collector has affixed a Caldecott Medal sticker to the jacket's front panel. Illustrated with full-page colorful drawings done by Sendak. Hanrahan A58. Our copy is a first edition, first printing book with a slightly later dust jacket. Our book has the correct statement and the correct Library of… Read More
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE  (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear, Acid-Free  Mylar Cover)
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear, Acid-Free Mylar Cover)

by Sendak, Maurice & Maurice Sendak

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Harper & Row. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0590757350 . We consider each and every book we sell to be a treasure. That's why we provide accurate individualized condition descriptions; ship in sturdy protective packaging; and offer excellent customer service.; Quarter black cloth cover with pictorial boards is islightly toned with wear to spine caps and modest soiling but in very good condition. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Very faint modest thumbprint on about 4 pages otherwise pages are clean and very good. Dust jacket is worn at the extremities with several short tears, toned, and soiled with erasure of former owner's name on front flap. First Edition/Second Issue points include: Publisher's price of $3.50 on DJ flap with '40-80' and 1163 and lower corner clipped; 2 paragraphs rather than 3 on front flap (first printing calls for 3) ; gold foil Caldecott medal on front panel and mention of… Read More
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Harper & Row, 1963, first edition (later printing), fine in near fine full color pictorial dust-wrapper with like illustrations on virtually every other page. INSCRIBED by the author. Source book for the film of the same name.
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Let the Wild Rumpus Start III Where the Wild Things Are
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Let the Wild Rumpus Start III Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First edition. Disbound. Fine. 15" by 24". Maurice Sendak. A very bright and crisp, scarce giclee print from Maurice Sendak's classic children's tale 'Where the Wild Things Are'. This print is titled 'Let the Wild Rumpus Start III'. Sendak is best known for 'Where the Wild Things Are', which this image is from. Sendak is best known as being one of the first children's authors to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood.  He has been referred to as 'the Picasso of Children's Books' and his pictures are represented in major collections worldwide.This coloured print was issued by Harper & Row in 1971 A very bright and crisp giclee print. A very bright and crisp print, with no marks. Fine
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Where the Wild Things Are.

Where the Wild Things Are.

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled and children reveled. Reaching back into his own Brooklyn childhood, Sendak created the enduring child-hero Max, who overcomes his fears and achieves catharsis in a colorful fantasy tableau. The book was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association" (NYPL Books of the Century 212). Basis for the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze starring Max Records and features the voices of James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Cooper.
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Where the Wild Things Are.

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled and children reveled. Reaching back into his own Brooklyn childhood, Sendak created the enduring child-hero Max, who overcomes his fears and achieves catharsis in a colorful fantasy tableau. The book was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association" (NYPL Books of the Century 212). Basis for the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze starring Max Records and features the voices of James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Cooper.
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Where The Wild Things Are : With The Scarce Wrapper
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Where The Wild Things Are : With The Scarce Wrapper

by Sendak, Maurice

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The First UK printing published by The Bodley Head, London in 1967. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light toning to the board edges with a hint of pushing at the spine tips. Very early splaying of the front board. Internally clean with just a little light toning to the extreme page edges. Striking pictorial end-papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is neatly price-clipped and is in Very Good++ condition. Some toning to the edges and spine. Light edge-wear with some creasing, a few small closed tears and a little rubbing in places. A 3cm closed tear to the upper rear edge and a very light small water stain to the lower spine which is barely discernible from the front. The wrapper is protected in a removable archival cover. Wonderfully illustrated in colour throughout by the author. Sendak's classic title and very scarce with the wrapper in such collectible condition. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.
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Where The Wild Things Are - First UK Edition in the original dust wrapper
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Where The Wild Things Are - First UK Edition in the original dust wrapper

by Sendak, Maurice

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London: The Bodley Head, 1967. A first edition, first printing published by The Bodley Head in 1967. Illustrated in colour throughout by the author. Sendak's most famous book, both as an author and as an illustrator, and one of the most influential modern picture books. Book is very good and quite bright. Light edge rubbing. Fine creasing to one corner of board. Contents good. The wrapper is good and quite bright. Edges rubbed and nicked. Small loss to spine tips and corners. Spine age toned and darkened. A few closed tears to edges. Wrapper generally quite age toned. Exceptionally rare.
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