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Where the Wild Things Are
New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing with base of title page bearing Library of Congress number 63-21253. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the half title page, inscribed to a former owner and dated Dec. '64. Publisher's pictorial paper covered boards over grey cloth spine. Near Fine, with light foxing to boards at edges, tiny ding to bottom edge of rear board, faint rubbing at corners. Slight offsetting to half title and adjacent page from laid in news-clipping announcing Maurice Sendak's upcoming speaking appearance at two schools. In a Very Good second state dust jacket with Caldecott Medal on front panel and altered text on rear flap. After the book won the Caldecott Medal, unsold copies were recalled by the publisher and supplied with new dust jackets boasting the award, as found here. Jacket shows light rubbing and light toning, light edge wear and a 2-inch closed tear at the top of the front panel; publisher's price of $3.50 intact at the top of the front flap, though bottom corner clipped. A very sharp copy, with an early signature.
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