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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - Hardcover - First Edition - 1963 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 171123001)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with base of title page bearing Library of Congress number 63-21253. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the half title page, inscribed to a former owner and dated Dec. '64. Publisher's pictorial paper covered boards over grey cloth spine. Near Fine, with light foxing to boards at edges, tiny ding to bottom edge of rear board, faint rubbing at corners. Slight offsetting to half title and adjacent page from laid in news-clipping announcing Maurice Sendak's upcoming speaking appearance at two schools. In a Very Good second issue dust jacket with Caldecott Medal on front panel and altered text on rear flap. After the book won the Caldecott Medal, unsold copies were recalled by the publisher and supplied with new dust jackets boasting the award, as found here. Jacket shows light rubbing and light toning, light edge wear and a 2-inch closed tear at the top of the front panel; publisher's price of $3.50 intact at the top of the front flap, though bottom corner clipped. A very sharp copy, with an early signature.

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.

Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
171123001
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1963

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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half title
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spine
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Cloth
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title page
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fine
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jacket
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rubbing
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edges
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