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Where the Wild Things Are.

Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First edition in the first-issue dust jacket of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children's literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Inscribed by Maurice Sendak with a drawing of Mickey Mouse on the half-title page, "For David, Hi! Maurice Sendak May '80." It was Walt Disney's 1940 feature film Fantasia, starring Mickey Mouse, that inspired 12-year old Maurice Sendak to become a cartoonist. Born the same year that the famous anthropomorphic cartoon character made his first appearance in the the 1928 short film Steamboat Willie, Sendak described Mickey Mouse as "the emblem of happiness and funniness [and] the little brother I always wanted" (Romano, 2012). One of the most avid collectors of Mickey Mouse memorabilia, Sendak has noted that early appearances of Mickey in both film and collectible figurines had teeth, which were later omitted as his character became more popular and his more cruel tendencies were t ... Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are.

SENDAK, Maurice.

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New York: Harper & Row,, 1963. Oblong quarto. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper boards. With the Sendak-designed dust jacket. Housed in a turquoise quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated throughout by Sendak. Light residue from bookplate removal to front pastedown, minute crease at corner of pp. 7/8, book block ever so slightly shaken. A near-fine copy in the jacket, front flap price-clipped at foot as issued, first-issue price of $3.50 at head of flap intact, minor toning, small chips and nicks at extremities, short closed tear at head of front panel and light creasing at head of rear panel, small pencilled notation to rear panel. First edition, first printing, first issue, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Janet Anderson, Maurice Sendak 4/15/82". With the ticket for a book signing at Newcomb Hall Bookstore at the University of Virginia loosely inserted, signed by Anderson on the back; Janet Anderson served as a book designer at the University of Virginia Press. T ... Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are

SENDAK, Maurice

  • Book condition: Near Fine
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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition with the publisher's price and the correct first issue code on the front flap. Cloth and papercovered illustrated boards. A bit of foxing to the boards, near fine in a modestly toned, very good dustwrapper with a couple of faint splash marks. Nicely Inscribed by Sendak in 1966 with a small drawing of a dog.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Harper & Row, 1963 A near fine first edition in a very good first issue dust jacket (no reference to Caldecott Medal), inscribed by Sendak with a drawing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Harper & Row, New York, 1963 First Edition, First Printing with ALL the First Issue points. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Maurice Sendak A magnificent dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the $3.50 price present and ALL the First Issue points such as three paragraph blurb about the book. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Sendak First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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[New York]: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Oblong quarto, [38pp]. Illustrated boards, olive green cloth spine. Light shelf wear to edges of boards. On title page, contains Library of Congress number 63-21253. Pictorial endpapers, bright boards and clean illustrated text. In a first issue dust jacket, near fine, with $3.50 price on front flap, code "40-80 / 1163" on bottom of front flap, three paragraph blurb on front flap and no mention of the Caldecott Award. Light wear to dust jacket on spine, with 1 mm chip at top corner of spine. Signed by author and illustrator Maurice Sendak on half title, with illustration of "Wild Thing" drawn in his hand, dated September 1971. (Hanrahan A58).

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Where the Wild Things Are.

Sendak, Maurice

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First edition in the first-issue dust jacket of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children's literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards. Boldly inscribed by Maurice Sendak opposite the half-title page, "For Rachel GRR! Maurice Sendak" with a drawing of large growling Carol. Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket. This is the correct first state of the dust jacket with no mention of the Caldecott award, and a $3.50 price at top of front flap. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable with a drawing by Sendak. Hailed as "the Picasso of children's books," Maurice Sendak produced more than 85 books, of which Where the Wild Things Are is undeniably the most famous, being one of the ten best-selling children's books of all time. "Wild Things!' When Max's sojourn among them unfolded in kinematic splendor in 1963, adults trembled ... Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper & Row, 1963 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Maurice Sendak on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. This copy has ALL the First Issue points as follows "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 superb copy ... Read more

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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Harper & Row, New York, 1963 First Edition, First Printing with Library of Congress catalog card number:63-21253 printed on the title page. Later editions do NOT have the card number. A wonderful copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Harper & Row Publishers, 1963 First Edition, First Printing with "Copyright © 1963 by Maurice Sendak Printed in the United States of America All right reserved Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253" printed on the title page. This copy is SIGNED by Maurice Sendak on the page before the title page. The book is in very good condition with minor wear to the edges and boards. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy SIGNED by the author with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/As New.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper & Row Publishers, 1963 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Maurice Sendak. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Library of Congress catalog card number: 63-21253 and 1963 copyright printed on the title page. The book is in very good condition with some wear to the edges, and discoloration to the boards. The book is bound in the original publisher's cloth with minor wear to the spine. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this First Edition SIGNED by the author at an affordable price.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: About Very Good
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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. About Very Good. First edition, first printing with Library of Congress card number 63-21253 on title page. Signed on half title, inscribed to the late antiquarian bookseller Sam Hessel, "For Sam Hessel- GRRRRR! / Maurice Sendak / OCT. '78." Illustrated paper-covered boards with gray cloth backstrip. About Very Good with toning, slight soiling, and a few yellow marks to boards, exposed tips, a few small stains in text. Lacking dust jacket. The beloved Caldecott-winning illustrated children's book, which inspired the 2009 film directed by Spike Jonze.

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[New York]: Harper & Row, Publishers, [after 1963]. Oblong 8vo (228 256 mm), [1] h-t; [2–3] double-spread col. pr. pictorial t-p, [4–40] pp. Offset color-printed throughout from the author’s watercolors with letterpress text. Wove paper. Color printed decorative endpapers. Bound in color-printed pictorial paper boards with additional illustrations on both covers. Dust-jacket printed in color repeats binding design. A very good copy. § Later edition, inscribed by Sendak to Charles Mikolaycak with a drawing of a wild thing, signed and dated March 86. The illustration contains a reference to “-laes’ book plate!” written next to the drawing. On the front free endpaper is a bookplate designed by Mikolaycak for the Keene State College children’s literature festival award winner with Sendak’s printed signature. Of his early death, the New York Times noted: “Charles Mikolaycak, a distinguished illustrator of children's books and a book designer, died of cancer Wednesday in his New York City ... Read more

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HEADS ON AND WE SHOOT: THE MAKING OF "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

Jonze, Spike (Screenwriter/Director); Eggers, Dave (Co-Screenwriter) & Sendak, Maurice (Author)

  • Edition: First Edition. First Printing.
  • Book condition: Fine
  • ISBN: 0061645567 / 9780061645563
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New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers/McSweeneys, 2009. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers/McSweeneys, 2009. Hardcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Pictorial book-length account on subject. One of the best books on film adaptation and film-making ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Spike Jonze's "Heads On And We Shoot: The Making of 'Where The Wild Things Are' (With Complete Screenplay) ". His ground-breaking film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved classic, together with the film itself on two discs. The lavishly produced book is presented in three parts, accordion-style: a) "Heads On And We Shoot", which describes the actual making of the fil ... Read more

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New York: HarperCollins, 2009. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / director Spike Jonze: “Hello Helen, Spike Jonze.” With a drawing by Jonze of pointy ‘Wild Things’ teeth. Illustrated throughout with pre and post-production and design photographs and drawings of the sets, costumes, and special effects, and stills from the film. Hardcover, accordion-style without dust jacket, 9 1/2” x 10 1/4”. Fine condition. With great and delightful detail about the making of the film with interviews of cast and crew and much pre-production information. The film was directed by Spike Jonze with a screenplay by Jonze and Dave Eggers, with Max Records, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ruffalo, and as the ‘Wild Things’ James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker, and Michael Berry, Jr.

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