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BEAUTIFUL FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, SIGNED BY SENDAK WITH A LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWING BY HIM OF A WILD THING

SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York, 1963.

First edition, in first-issue dust jacket, of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children’s literature, signed by the acclaimed author-illustrator on the half title with a very large original sketch of one of his wild things shouting, “Boo!” $34,000.

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SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK: AN ORIGINAL LARGE DRAWING OF MAX AND A WILD THING

SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing signed. No place, no date.

Original large pencil drawing of Max, dressed in his monster suit, playing with the wild thing “Moishe” from Where the Wild Things Are, signed by Sendak. $18,500.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A NUDE DANCER

SENDAK, Maurice. Fantasy Sketches. Philadelphia, 1970.

First edition of this collection of fantasy drawings from the 1950s, inscribed: "For Bay & Marty—Maurice Sendak Jan. '71," with an original sketch of a long-haired, unclothed dancer. $1500.

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THE GRIFFIN AND THE MINOR CANON, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK, WITH DELIGHTFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING

(SENDAK, Maurice) STOCKTON, Frank R. Griffin and the Minor Canon. New York, 1963.

Early edition of this “gently tongue-in-cheek fairy tale of the last of the griffins,” inscribed by the artist, “Dec. ‘68, For Sidney & Barbara, from the Minor Canon & Maurice Sendak,” with an original drawing of the Minor Canon pronouncing, “Blessings on you both!” $1400.

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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK AND AUTHOR SELMA LANES

LANES, Selma G. Art of Maurice Sendak. New York, 1980.

First edition of the first major retrospective of the acclaimed artist-author's career, with 261 illustrations, including 94 color plates and an original Sendak pop-up, inscribed by him in the year of pubication: "To John—Maurice Sendak Dec. '80," with author Selma G. Lanes' signature directly beneath. $950.

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