First and only edition, one of only 275 copies printed by the Stellar Press for holiday presentation by Bodley Head.
POEMS FROM WILLIAM BLAKE'S SONGS OF INNOCENCE
Sendak has cited William Blake as one of his central influences, and echoes of Blake's work – both text and image – are obvious throughout Sendak's oeuvre. This privately distributed limited edition has thus become one of Sendak's most sought-after productions. It includes one of Blake's best-loved poems, "The Lamb, " as well as "Little Boy Lost" and "Little Boy Found, " each illustrated with a vignette by Sendak paying homage to Blake's original illustrated work.
London: The Bodley Head, (1967). 7.5'' x 4'' Original side-stitched purple and white printed wrappers with illustration of a lion and lamps by Sendak, French flaps. Illustrated by Sendak with title-page sepia vignette and 7 further sepia vignettes (one for each poem). 20,  pages. Laid in presentation slip from Max Reinhardt, one of the owners of Bodley Head. Only a touch of edgewear.
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