First Edition of The Tin Fiddle; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket

  • The Tin Fiddle.

The Tin Fiddle.


Item Number: 39091

New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.

First edition of this early illustrated work by Maurice Sendak. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Some rubbing to the extremities, near fin in a very good dust jacket with light shelfwear. Rare.

Maurice Sendak decided to become an illustrator after watching Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve. One of his first professional commissions was to create window displays for the toy store FAO Schwarz. His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. He spent much of the 1950s illustrating children's books written by others before beginning to write his own stories.

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