Henry N. Abrams, New York 1984
First Trade Edition Near fine example,signed by Sendak with a drawing of a Wild Thing
Near fine beautiful oversized very heavy coffee table size book (11.75″ x 11″) with heavy paper stock. The boards are blue cloth with bright unfaded gilt titles to the spine. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with an an original signed Wild Thing drawing by Maurice Sendak saying “For Victoria, BOO!” and dated 1985. Stunning book appearing as unread with clean crisp internal pages.
The book will come with the original dust jacket in near fine condition. The jacket has no rips, no cips, no edgewear, no stains, no creasing, no foxing and no rubbing. The Jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $50. The jacket is protected in a new clear archival cover.
This book would make a great addition to a collector of rare childrens books and lovers of Sendak artwork.