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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Signed First Edition - 1963 - from Books of Wonder (SKU: 1047002)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. [NY]: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Oblong 8vo, 48pp. Gray quarter-cloth with full-color pictorial boards. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Slight rubbing to board edges, minute sunning to boards, else a remarkably bright, clean copy, in publisher's original, first state full-color pictorial d.w. (price-clipped, sunning and light spotting across front and rear panels).Inscribed by the author,Maurice Sendak, to his friend and former lover, Leroy Richmond, with a remarkably detailed drawing of a wild thing.

First Edition. 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner.When Max is sent to bed without supper, he leaves home and journeys to where the Wild Things are. There, he tames the Wild Things and becomes their king, declaring, "Let the Wild Rumpus start!" But finally, Max chooses to go home where someone loves him "best of all." This masterpiece earned Sendak the 1964 Caldecott Medal and is as fresh and exciting today as when it was first published nearly 40 years ago! A book no child should grow up without. A beautiful association copy of this title that was inscribed by Maurice Sendak to his friend and former lover Leroy "Eero" Richmond with a surprisingly detailed drawing of a wild thing.

Synopsis

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation. According to HarperCollins, the book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2008.

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On Aug 20 2019, a reader said:
BEST. BOOK. EVER. I have given a copy to every child in my life (family & friends). The imagination given wings and the safety net of a parent's love. Beautifully naughty, captures the joy of childhood and possibilities.

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book dealer
Books of Wonder US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1047002
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Maurice Sendak
Illustrator
Maurice Sendak
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition, ASSOCIATION COPY
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1963
Size
Oblong 8vo
Keywords
Caldecott Medal
Size
Oblong 8vo

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Books of Wonder is NYC's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, specializing in both new and old books. Established in 1980, Books of Wonder has two stores in Manhattan, one in the Flatiron/Chelsea area and the other on the Upper West Side. Our Upper West Side store is located at 217 W 84th Street in Manhattan, just east of Broadway.

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leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [more]
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some... [more]
Association copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
inscribed
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