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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - Signed First Edition - 1963 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-12112584052)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine
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About This Item

Harper & Row, New York, 1963 First Edition, First Printing with Library of Congress catalog card number:63-21253 printed on the title page. Later editions do NOT have the card number. A wonderful copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-12112584052
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row, New York
Date published
1963

Terms of Sale

Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

All Books are American or British First Editions unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are present if stated. Returns may be made within 3 days of receipt if book is not described correctly. Reciprocal dealer courtesies extended.
A NOTE ABOUT CONDITION:
Our top condition is fine. Other dealers may use the words mint, untouched, very fine, etc. which mean the same thing. We try to refrain from using general terms like G, G+, G++, VG+, VG++, because we want to describe what the copy of the book really looks like. As a result, we almost never get any returns since the books are actually better looking than the way that they are described.
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