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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - 1st Edition - 1963 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-11397281596)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

Harper and Row, New York, 1963 First Edition, First Printing with ALL the First Issue points "There is NO award medal sticker on the front panel of the dust jacket, the front flap has the correct $3.50 printed price with the code 40-80 printed on the bottom flap, the lower corner of front flap is clipped as in all copies but the 1163 is present indicating that the book was published November 1963, the dust jacket front flap has the correct three paragraph blurbs about the book and the back flap of the dustjacket has three paragraph blurbs about the author, and the library congress number 63-21253 is printed on the title page." A wonderful copy that has light staining to the bottom edges of the dustjacket and light wear to the panels. The book is in great shape with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE dustjacket in collector's condition. We buy Sendak First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

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.

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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.

Details

Bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-11397281596
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper and Row, New York
Date published
1963

Terms of Sale

Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

All Books are American or British First Editions unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are present if stated. Returns may be made within 3 days of receipt if book is not described correctly. Reciprocal dealer courtesies extended.
A NOTE ABOUT CONDITION:
Our top condition is fine. Other dealers may use the words mint, untouched, very fine, etc. which mean the same thing. We try to refrain from using general terms like G, G+, G++, VG+, VG++, because we want to describe what the copy of the book really looks like. As a result, we almost never get any returns since the books are actually better looking than the way that they are described.
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