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SENDAK (Maurice):
Poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence
London: The Bodley Head, 1967. (SENDAK, Maurice):Poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence.London: [The Stellar Press for] The Bodley Head, [1967]. Eight illustrations by Maurice Sendak (including one repeat: title/p.11), each printed in sanguine. 12mo.,19 pp. + [1] colophon; semi-stiff covers with wrap-around pictorial paper dust-jacket, spine stitched as issued (spine ends lightly rubbed).PRESENTATION COPY Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper: "Dear Sylvia - Mit Liebe! Maurice & Gene". The recipient, Sylvia Milgram, was Teacher-Coordinator for the Bureau of Art, New York City Board of Education and a Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, New York [d. 2000]. Gene is Eugene Glynn (1926-2007), psychoanalyst and Maurice Sendak's partner for more than fifty years.First and only printing, limited to 275 copies issued as a Christmas keepsake for presentation to friends of the publisher and of the artist. While on a promotional tour for the British publication of Where the Wild Things Are in northern England (May 1967), Maurice Sendak suffered a major heart attack and he attributes his survival to the quick thinking of his editor Judy Taylor in getting him to hospital. In appreciation he prepared the drawings for this volume, which was privately printed and distributed by The Bodley Head. Hanrahan A69.
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