Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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.

First Edition Identification

Where The Wild Things Are was first published by Harper & Row in 1963. First editions have the Library of Congress number 63-21253 on the title page, the codes 40-80 and 1163 to the front flap, and the absence on the rear flap of the mention of the Caldecott Award. 

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Where the Wild Things Are

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1963
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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition with the publisher's price and the correct first issue code on the front flap. Cloth and papercovered illustrated boards. A bit of foxing to the boards, near fine in a modestly toned, very good dustwrapper with a couple of faint splash marks. Nicely Inscribed by Sendak… Read more about this item
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1963
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(New York): Harper, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition in first issue dustwrapper. Near fine with some light wear and toning to the outer edges of the boards in about very good dustwrapper with toning, sticker shadow on the front flap and moderate edgewear including small chips and tears. A relatively nice copy of one of most… Read more about this item
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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1963
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New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1963. Pictorial boards. Very Good +. Maurice Sendak. A crisp, surprisingly well-preserved copy of the 1963 correct 1st edition, with the olive green/gray cloth spine, the Library of Congress # AND the 1963 copyright on the title page. Bright and VG+ to Near Fine in its Sendak-illustrated boards, with one small name… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are

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1991
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0060254920
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HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK on half title page. 25th Anniversary Edition w/Caldecott Medal affixed to DJ. Fine condition, brodart protected. Ships in a box.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled… Read more about this item
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.** [50th Anniversary Edition.]

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UK,oblong 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[50th Anniversary edn.]
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UK,oblong 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[Title first and originally published US,1963 and first UK HB edn in 1967.This (UK) 50th Anniversary edition in 2013.The original pictures have never before been as faithfully reproduced as they are in this new edition.Maurice Sendak enthusiastically approved this remastered rendition of his art.] FINE+/FINE-.No owner inscrptn and no price- clip to the dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,wrap-around colour… Read more about this item
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Where The Wild Things Are - First UK Edition in the original dust wrapper
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Where The Wild Things Are - First UK Edition in the original dust wrapper

by Sendak, Maurice

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1967
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London: The Bodley Head, 1967. A first edition, first printing published by The Bodley Head in 1967. Illustrated in colour throughout by the author. Sendak's most famous book, both as an author and as an illustrator, and one of the most influential modern picture books. Book is very good and quite bright. Light edge rubbing. Fine creasing to one… Read more about this item
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled… Read more about this item
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

by Sendak, Maurice

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1963
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[New York]: Harper & Row, 1963. Near fine in very good plus jacket.. Lovely first edition of the subversive Caldecott-award winner, in the rare original first-issue dust jacket. After illustrating nearly 50 other books, WILD THINGS was Sendak's first full-color picture book with his own text and illustrations. He took full advantage of that control to push the… Read more about this item
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Where The Wild Things Are : With The Scarce Wrapper
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Where The Wild Things Are : With The Scarce Wrapper

by Sendak, Maurice

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First UK Edition
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1967
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The First UK printing published by The Bodley Head, London in 1967. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light toning to the board edges with a hint of pushing at the spine tips. Very early splaying of the front board. Internally clean with just a little light toning to the extreme page edges. Striking pictorial end-papers. Free from inscriptions… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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25th Anniversary Edition
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Hardcover with jacket
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0060254920
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Where The Wild Things Are Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak Caldecott Medal Winner. HarperCollins Publishers, New York 1962, 25th Anniversary Edition 1991. ISBN: 9780060254926. Signed on the title page by Maurice Sendak. The 25th Anniversary Edition of one of the best contemporary children's books, with marvellous full-colour illustrations and story by the great Maurice Sendak. Condition: Very good, signed and illustrated.… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

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1st edition
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1963
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VERY GOOD — BOARDS: Very good condition. Minor spotting to front. Crown and foot of spine and outside corners scuffed, tears to latter. Shelf rubbing to top and bottom edges. Minor touch-up to lower front by previous owner. Lower outside corner bumped, back. Slight bow to both boards. BOOK: Very good condition. Top of hinge starting at endpapers. Minor moisture… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are (First Edition)
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Where the Wild Things Are (First Edition)

by Sendak, Maurice; [Caldecott Award Winners];

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First Edition
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1963
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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good-. New York: Harper & Row, (1963). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST STATE with with matching first issue points including LOC #63-21253 on title page as well as no mention of the Caldecott Medal on the rear flap (price is not a issue point because some… Read more about this item
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Where The Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice (Story and Pictures by)

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(London: The Bodley Head: 1988) 25th Anniversary edition. ISBN 0-370-00772-7. Pictorial boards (that is, hard covers) pp. 40 (234 x 259 mm). Head and foot of spine slightly bumped; an about fine copy in dust-jacket which has a few clean tears, and a neat repair to its blind side, but is overall very good.
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Where the Wild Things are

by Maurice Sendak

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Reprint
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1974
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Hardcover
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006025520x
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N. Y.: Harper & Row, 1974. pictorial hard cover is in near fine condition and the dust jacket is in very good condition with light rub to tail of spine now protected with mylar cover. is a stated reprint edition 1974. still has caldecott sticker to front cover. has color illustrated endpapers. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. is unpaginated..… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Caldecott Award Winner

by Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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First Edition, later printing
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1963
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition, later printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/G+/VG-. Sendak, Maurice. The beloved children's tale of Max & his adventures, winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year. This is an early printing (no LOC code, but pre-ISBN, so c. 1963-1971) with the Second… Read more about this item
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Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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1963
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(New York): Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Oblong quarto. [48]pp. Pictorial cloth. The pictorial jacket has "Net $3.79" price on lower front flap (conforming to correct first issue publisher's price for the library issue) and with publisher's correct first issue printed code on lower front flap ("40-80/ 1163"). The front flap of dust jacket prints… Read more about this item
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING TO RICHARD HOWARD & SANFORD FRIEDMAN
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - INSCRIBED WITH A DRAWING TO RICHARD HOWARD & SANFORD FRIEDMAN

by Sendak, Maurice

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First Edition
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1963
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First Edition. An excellent copy of what is perhaps the best-loved and most distinguished illustrated children's book of the 20th century, one that the American Institute of Graphic Arts called "the perfect book." Inscribed by Sendak to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator Richard Howard (1929-2022) and his then partner, author and playwright… Read more about this item
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