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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - Signed First Edition - 1963 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937985)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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  • Signed
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. About Very Good. First edition, first printing with Library of Congress card number 63-21253 on title page. Signed on half title, inscribed to the late antiquarian bookseller Sam Hessel, "For Sam Hessel- GRRRRR! / Maurice Sendak / OCT. '78." Illustrated paper-covered boards with gray cloth backstrip. About Very Good with toning, slight soiling, and a few yellow marks to boards, exposed tips, a few small stains in text. Lacking dust jacket. The beloved Caldecott-winning illustrated children's book, which inspired the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze.

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 #
140937985
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Book condition
Used - About Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1963
Keywords
signed, first edition

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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.

Glossary

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inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]

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