Where the Wild Things Are.New York: Harper & Row, 1963 Stock Code: 133114
First edition, first printing. Where the Wild Things Are was criticized at the time of publication for its darker elements, but was soon acclaimed as a triumph of children's storytelling and book design; it has remained a classic of 20th-century children's literature, and was adapted into a film in 2009.
Oblong quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in a greenish-blue morocco, titles to spine in silver, multi-coloured pictorial onlay to the front board after the original, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, pink endpapers, silver edges.
Illustrated by Sendak.
A fine copy.
Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 97.
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