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In the Night Kitchen (Inscribed First Edition) by  Maurice Sendak - First edition - 1970 - from Whitmore Rare Books (SKU: 1171)

In the Night Kitchen (Inscribed First Edition)

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In the Night Kitchen (Inscribed First Edition)

by Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970. First edition. Fine/Fine. Original publisher's linen boards with pictorial cover label. An unread, Fine copy of the book. Original dust jacket with price of $4.95 intact and no Caldecott Medal sticker affixed to the jacket. Jacket also in Fine condition with only the most trivial wear at the spine ends and corners. Inscribed by the author on the front end paper: "For Rachel, hello! Maurice Sendak | Dec. '70." A nice, early inscription; we could find no other copies currently on the market dated in the year of publication.

Laid into this copy is the publisher's promotional brochure announcing Sendak's receipt of the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Award and listing his other works currently available for purchase. "Called 'the Picasso of children's books' by Time magazine... The New York Times described Mr. Sendak as 'a fantasist in the great tradition of Sir John Tenniel and Edward Lear'" (Publisher's promotional brochure). Hanraham A75. Fine in Fine dust jacket.


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In the Night Kitchen (Inscribed First Edition)
Sendak, Maurice
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Used - Fine
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First edition
Harper & Row, Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]

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