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Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak - Hardcover - Early Edition - 1963 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 50129)

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are

by Sendak, Maurice

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very good
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About This Item

n.p.: Harper & Row, 1963. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Thin 4to. Cloth spine, pictorial paper boards, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated in color throughout by the author. This is an early edition, possibly a second printing, certainly pre-1974, with "Copyright © 1963 by Maurice Sendak..." on the title page without any further date and without the LC number or an ISBN number. Rubbing to one corner of the front free endpaper else a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is third state, with the 1974 blurb on the rear flap and without the numbers on the front flap. The Caldecott seal is present. The jacket is price-clipped, has a marginal closed tear through the 't' of 'Things', lightly soiled else very good.

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
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
50129
Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Author
Sendak, Maurice
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Early Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
n.p.
Date published
1963
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All books returnable for any reason within seven days, providing only that they are received in the same condition as shipped. Shipments to an Arizona address must add appropriate sales tax. Libraries billed.

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About Thorn Books

Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).

Glossary

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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]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
spine
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]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
blurb
The blurb refers to the commentary that appears on the dust jacket flaps or the rear of the dustjacket. In the case of...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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