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SENDAK, Maurice.

Rare books by Maurice Sendak, including first editions and signed first editions of Where the Wild Things Are.

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  1. A Hole Is To Dig.
    (SENDAK, Maurice.) KRAUSS, Ruth. A Hole Is To Dig.

    New York : 1952

    First edition, first issue, lacking "grr" on page 23. A hard Sendak title to find in the first state. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 100635

  2. Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects:
    (SENDAK, Maurice.) BOND, Gladys Baker. Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects:

    New York : [1955]

    First editions, first printings. "The tales deal with conflicts children face, particularly in regard to bullying and physical violence. Sendak, then a self-taught artist in his late twenties just beginning to try his hand at illustration, supplied the cover art and several line vignettes. One imagines that Sendak's parents were very happy to hear about... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 126954

  3. Where the Wild Things Are.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing, first issue, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Janet Anderson, Maurice Sendak 4/15/82". With the ticket for a book signing at Newcomb Hall Bookstore at the University of Virginia loosely inserted, signed by Anderson on the back; Janet Anderson served as a book designer at the University of Virginia Press.
    There... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 133220

  4. Where the Wild Things Are.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing, first issue. There seem to be multiple issues of the first printing of this elusive and important book. Variations in price occur throughout the later states but have no bearing on the status of the true first issue. Primacy is established through the text of the blurb which, as in the present copy, makes no mention of... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 96725

  5. Emil the Wild Thing.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Emil the Wild Thing.

    [c.1970-90]

    Original pencil drawing signed by Sendak in the lower margin, depicting one of the titular creatures from the author's modern children's classic and Caldecott Medal recipient Where the Wild Things Are (New York: Harper & Row, 1963). Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 102827

  6. In the Night Kitchen.
    SENDAK, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sendak on the half title, "For Arnold Larsen, with best wishes! Maurice Sendak Feb. 71." A 1971 Caldecott Honor title. This title was a banned book and is rank 25th by the American Library Association on its "100 most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000" list. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 100588

  7. 138620
    (SENDAK, Maurice.) GRAVES, Robert. The Big Green Book.

    London : 1979

    First UK hardback edition, following initial publication in New York in 1962, and a Puffin paperback edition the previous year. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138620

  8. Outside Over There.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Outside Over There.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Pre-publication presentation copy, signed by the author a month prior to publication on the front free endpaper, dated 13 May 1981, and with his sister's inscription above: "Natalie Sendak Lesselbaum (Maurice's sister). I gave him his first book." A lovely association copy. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 100941

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