First printing, a fine copy in the original printed glassine, inscribed by Sendak and with an original pen drawing of a Wild Thing.
THE ART OF MAURICE SENDAK
This is an excellent reference work which also includes the entire book WHERE THE WILD HORSES ARE (mounted on a page) that does not come in the later editions.
New York: Henry N. Abrams, (1980). 10.5'' x 11.25''. Original pictorial cloth. In original printed glassine wrapper. Orange endpapers. Many wonderful color illustrations, including a tab operated moveable page. 278 pages. Inscribed by Sendak on the front endpaper: "For Joan - / for everything! / Maurice Sendak / April '81" with a Wild Thing's face above Sendak's signature who has a caption bubble reading "Thank you!"
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