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"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!": Signed First Edition.

Where the Wild Things Are.

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First edition. Oblong quarto. Signed by Maurice Sendak, in an older hand. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper boards show very light rubbing to the extremities in a near fine dust jacket which has some very minor restoration at extremities. This is the correct first state of the jacket with no mention of the Caldecott award, and a $3.50 price at top of front flap (lower corner of front flap clipped as in all copies). Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A very nice copy.

"Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled and children reveled. Reaching back into his own Brooklyn childhood, Sendak created the enduring child-hero Max, who overcomes his fears and achieves catharsis in a colorful fantasy tableau. The book was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association" (NYPL Books of the Century 212).

Item #1056

Price: $12,500.00

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