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First Edition, First Printing "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

Item Details

This first edition, first printing features the original dust jacket without the Caldecott award sticker to the front cover. The interior front flap features three paragraphs about the book, the price of $3.50 to the top edge, the printed codes “40-80” and “1163” to the bottom left and the clipped right corner as published. The title page states the Library of Congress number 63-21253. The back interior flap has three paragraphs about Maurcie Sendak with no mention of the Caldecott Award. This volume is housed in a custom clamshell box with gilt lettering.

Title and Author/Editor: Where the Wild Things Are (Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak)
Genre: Children’s, Picture Book, Fantasy
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak (American, 1928–2012)
Type of Illustration: Halftone
Binding: One quarter cloth with paper boards, Custom clamshell box with gilt lettering
Dust Jacket: Yes
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Year: 1963
Period: Mid-20th Century
Edition Statement: First Edition/First Printing
Number of Books: 1

Terms & Conditions


- chipping, material loss and soiling to the original dust jacket which is currently protected by a transparent cover; bumped corners, rubbed edges and soiling to cover; tanning to text.


1.25" W x 10.25" H x 10.75" D

- measures clamshell case.

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