COVID-19 Update

May 31, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Biblio: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1964 - from Arundel Books of Seattle (SKU: 005497732)

Where the Wild Things Are

Click for full-size.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

  • Used
  • very good
  • Signed
Very Good/Very Good
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Seattle, Washington
Item Price:
$3.95 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator); Over 25 Color Illustrations (including title Page & endpapers). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall (oblong small). Signed by Maurice Sendak on special Pacific Northwest Ballet bookplate on front pastedown (also inscribed "For Bill" in an unknown hand). A nice example of Sendak's signature. This special edition was issued in conjunction with the 1983 production of the ballet version of "The Nutcracker" featuring Sendak's set and costume designs, which production later became the basis of the 1986 film. Classic adventures of Max in the wilds of his imagination; winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal. With original copyright date of 1963 on title page recto; bound in gray cloth over white color pictorial boards (includes the gold sticker reproduction of the Caldecott Medal on upper cover). Has minor wear, some spotting to jacket. Rear jacket flap notes the book "was reprinted in 1974 from new engravings made from the original art", and 1981 date.


Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row. The book has been adapted into other media several times, including an animated short, a 1980 opera, and, in 2009, a live-action feature film adaptation. According to HarperCollins, the book has sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2008.


Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!
On Aug 20 2019, a reader said:
BEST. BOOK. EVER. I have given a copy to every child in my life (family & friends). The imagination given wings and the safety net of a parent's love. Beautifully naughty, captures the joy of childhood and possibilities.


Arundel Books of Seattle US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak
Sendak, Maurice (illustrator); Over 25 Color Illustrations (including title Page & endpapers)
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
Later Printing
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Sendak, Maurice American Literature 20th Century American Fiction Children Juvenile Kids Adventure Fantasy Illustrated Caldecott Medal Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker

Terms of Sale

Arundel Books of Seattle

7-day return only if not as described (you must notify us immediately on upon receipt of any problem). We pack carefully.

About the Seller

Arundel Books of Seattle

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2005
Seattle, Washington
Ask Seller a Question

About Arundel Books of Seattle

Arundel Books stunning new store is located in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square, and has an eclectic stock that will satisfy both the avid reader and discriminating collector.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[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]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]

This Book’s Categories