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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - 1st Edition - 1963 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 13441)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

Harper & Row, 1963. Brown cloth spine over pictorial boards, 4-color endsheets, DJ design matching boards. Very interesting second issue, with LOC number on title page, Caldecott medal pasted, not printed, on and $3.50 price on jacket (code 40-80 / 1163). Back flap of DJ is the revised text, including mention of the Caldecott award. Book very good with aging to boards at edges, light pulling to front pastedown but otherwise clean. DJ also very good with one small open tear at front panel, wear and beginnings of chipping to DJ folds, light soil. Very few copies left of this vintage. Collectors will note that, since one DJ flap was revised and the other was not, this is possibly a unique first-and-a-half state copy. Unpaginated.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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
citynightsbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
13441
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Date published
1963
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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spine
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title page
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Cloth
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chipping
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LOC
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jacket
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edges
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