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UNIQUE PAIR OF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS ON THEM OF A WILD THING AND THE NUTCRACKER BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Christmas Ornaments. No place, circa 1978.

A wonderful and unique item: two plain white Christmas ornaments, one with a drawing of Wild Thing on it done in red, black and yellow markers and the other with a drawing of the Nutcracker on it done in black, yellow and green markers by Maurice Sendak for a neighbor and close friend. $35,000.

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WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING OF MICKEY MOUSE, INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND

SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing inscribed [Mickey Mouse]. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1975.

Beautiful original drawing of Mickey Mouse—who shared Maurice Sendak's birthday—with a speech balloon reading: "One Mickey Mouse Birthday deserves another!", additionally inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Betty—All best wishes to you! Maurice Sendak. July 12, 75." $9500.

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BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL ANIMATION CEL FROM THE TELEVISION CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, SIMPLE GIFTS, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

SENDAK, Maurice. Original animation cel inscribed [Simple Gifts]. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1979.

Beautiful original animation cel from the Christmas television special, Simple Gifts, featuring a boy in tattered historical dress, inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, Happy Birthday! Maurice Sendak. Oct: 79." $5500.

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BEAUTIFUL LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH, ONE OF ONLY 125 COPIES PRINTED, INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND

SENDAK, Maurice. Chromolithograph inscribed ["Unicorn"]. No place, circa 1976.

Beautiful limited edition chromolithograph, one of only 125 copies printed for sale at the exhibition at Galerie Daniel Keel in Switzerland during the 1970s exhibition of Sendak's art, inscribed in the lower margin to a close friend: "For Betty—from Maurice Sendak. Jan:76," handsomely framed. $3500.

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“FOR ANDY, WHO IS REALLY SWELL!"

SENDAK, Maurice. Really Rosie. New York, 1975.

First edition, presentation copy, of the piano/vocal score of the animated television special composed and performed by Carole King, inscribed on the first page of music to a close friend and neighbor: "For Andy, who is Really Swell!—Maurice Sendak June '77." $3500.

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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK WITH A SKETCH OF A WILD THING

LANES, Selma G. The 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: “ForAlan—And with pleasure! Maurice Sendak Dec:80,” with a superb original sketch of one of his Wild Things (Moishe) saying, “Boo!" and additionally inscribed by author Selma G. Lanes. $3200.

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HANDSOME POSTER BY MAURICE SENDAK CELEBRATING THE FIRST "NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY" FESTIVAL, 1979, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["New York Is Book Country"]. New York, 1983.

Color poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the first annual "New York Is Book Country" festival in 1979, featuring Moishe the Wild Thing reading Villette and eating a "big apple" against the backdrop of the Empire State Building, inscribed in the margin for presentation to a close friend and neighbor: "For Andrew Be Good! Maurice Sendak Oct:79." $2800.

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LOVELY ORIGINAL 1980 BROADWAY POSTER FOR MAURICE SENDAK AND CAROLE KING'S MUSICAL REALLY ROSIE, FEATURING AN ILLUSTRATION OF ROSIE AND THE BOY FROM CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Really Rosie"]. New York, 1980.

Original Broadway poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the Maurice Sendak and Carole King musical, Really Rosie, which played from 1980-81 at the American Place Theatre, inscribed at the bottom for presentation to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Really Elizabeth! from Maurice Jan. '82." $2800.

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CHARMING PROOF OF THE WILD THINGS-THEMED INVITATION TO THE 1981 BRETANOS COSTUME GALA, INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Invitation proof inscribed [Brentanos Annual Costume Gala]. New York, 1981.

Original proof of the invitation for Bretanos 1981 Costume Gala, featuring the wild things characters, Moishe and Sipi, in full Victorian dress, inscribed at the bottom for presentation: "For Andy—affectionately!—Maurice Jan. '82." $2800.

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"WITH VERY OLD—VERY GOOD NUTCRACKING AFFECTION!"

(SENDAK, Maurice) HOFFMAN, E.T.A. The Nutcracker. New York, 1984.

First trade edition, presentation copy, of this delightful blend of Hoffman’s Christmas tale and Sendak’s magical color illustrations, inscribed to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, with very old—very good nutcracking affection! Maurice Sendak Oct. '84," with an original drawing of the Nutcracker saying, "Happy Christmas!" $2800.

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LOVELY SENDAK-ILLUSTRATED POSTER FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NUTCRACKER, 1983, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]. Seattle, 1983.

Beautiful poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the Pacific Northwest Ballet's 1983 world premiere of the Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak, inscribed at the bottom of the image for presentation to a close friend and neighbor: "For Mike—with complete pleasure!—Maurice Sendak Jul '84." $2700.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

(SENDAK, Maurice) UDRY, Janice May. The Moon Jumpers. New York, 1959.

First edition, presentation copy, of a “child’s exhilaration and enchantment with the loveliness of summer nights,” inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth Graham, Maurice Sendak May '85," and with an original drawing of a cat saying "MEOW!" $2600.

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“HEY! IT’S A GIRL”

SENDAK, Maurice and MARGOLIS, Matthew. Some Swell Pup or Are You Sure You Want a Dog? New York, 1976.

First edition, presentation copy, of this sprightly cautionary tale of pet ownership, beautifully illustrated, inscribed to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Andy—Maurice Sept. '76," with an original drawing of the book's unnamed pup. $2200.

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ONLY 500 POSTERS SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster signed. ["Growing Up with Mickey: Mickey and Me"]. Philadelphia, 1981.

Signed limited edition of this poster by Maurice Sendak depicting him waving through a mirror at Mickey Mouse, number 66 of only 500 posters signed by Maurice Sendak. $2200.

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ONLY 500 POSTERS SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster signed. ["Growing Up with Mickey: Mickey and Me"]. Probably Philadelphia, circa 1981.

Signed limited edition of this poster by Maurice Sendak depicting him waving through a mirror at Mickey Mouse, number 314 of only 500 posters signed by Maurice Sendak. $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR WITH WHOM HE WAS CLOSE FRIENDS

SENDAK, Maurice. Print inscribed [Cover illustration for Pierre; and the Ambiguities]. No place, circa 1995.

Striking print of the erotic cover illustration by Maurice Sendak from the Kraken Edition of Melville's Pierre; and the Ambiguities, inscribed in the lower margin to a neighbor and close friend: "To Elizabeth Graham from Maurice Sendak." $1800.

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SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL POSTER FROM THE PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY'S 1981 SENDAK EXHIBITION, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION TO A NEIGHBOR AND CLOSE FRIEND

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Drawings & Watercolors by Maurice Sendak"]. New York, 1981.

Wonderful poster advertising The Pierpont Morgan Library's 1981 Sendak exhibition focusing on The Magic Flute and Outside Over There, inscribed for presentation to Sendak's neighbor and close friend: "For Elizabeth—affectionately—Maurice Jan:81." $1700.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK

(SENDAK, Maurice) SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Zlateh the Goat. New York, 1966.

First trade edition, presentation copy, of this collection of Jewish folklore, inscribed on the half title to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth—For whom I am signing books today! So there! Maurice Sendak May '79." $1650.

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INSCRIBED BY HIM TO A NEIGHBOR AND CLOSE FRIEND WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A WOMAN HOLDING AN UMBRELLA

SENDAK, Maurice. Fantasy Sketches. Philadelphia, 1970.

First edition, second printing, of this collection of fantasy drawings from the 1950s, inscribed to a neighbor and close friend: "For Elizabeth with good wishes! Maurice Sendak alias Maurice June '76," with an original sketch of a woman with an umbrella walking away from the viewer. $1650.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Outside Over There. New York, 1981.

First edition, presentation copy, of Sendak's award-winning, "mysterious and richly allusive fantasy" (New York Times), inscribed in the year of publication to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth—who lovingly and faithfully watched Ida grow—with heartfelt thanks—Maurice May '81." $1600.

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THE MOON JUMPERS, INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

(SENDAK, Maurice) UDRY, Janice May. The Moon Jumpers. New York, 1965.

Later edition of a “child’s exhilaration and enchantment with the loveliness of summer nights,” inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth—with pleasure. Maurice Sendak June '76," and with an original drawing of one of the moon jumpers. $1600.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["The Cunning Little Vixen"]. New York, 1981.

Limited edition, number 174 of 500 copies of this poster for the New York City Opera's 1981 production of The Cunning Little Vixen, inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Michael—Greetings! Maurice. May '81." $1600.

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LOVELY SENDAK-ILLUSTRATED POSTER PROMOTING CARE'S 1991 WORLD HUNGER CRUSADE, SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster signed ["CARE 1991"]. No place, 1991.

Beautiful poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, promoting CARE's 1991 World Hunger Crusade, signed at the bottom by Maurice Sendak. $1500.

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WONDERFUL PROMOTIONAL BOOK POSTER FOR THE BRITISH EDITION OF SENDAK'S I SAW ESAU, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["I Saw Esau"]. Great Britain, 1992.

Lovely color poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the British edition of his book, I Saw Esau, inscribed in the background of one of several small illustrations for presentation to his close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth from Maurice Sept. '92." $1350.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR FAMILY WITH WHOM HE WAS CLOSE FRIENDS

SENDAK, Maurice. Print inscribed ["The Poor Miller's Boy and the Little Cat"]. Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1979.

Lovely print featuring an image from "The Poor Miller's Boy and the Little Cat" from Sendak's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, inscribed in the lower margin to close friends: "For the Grahams—Maurice Sendak Feb '79," handsomely framed. $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR WITH WHOM HE WAS CLOSE FRIENDS

SENDAK, Maurice. Print inscribed ["Brother and Sister"]. Ridgefield, Connecticut, circa 1979.

Lovely print featuring an image from "Brother and Sister" from Sendak's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, inscribed in the lower margin to a neighbor and close friend: "Brother & Sister—for Betty Graham—for cake! Maurice Sendak," handsomely framed. $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR AND CLOSE FRIEND

SENDAK, Maurice. Print inscribed ["The Golden Bird"]. No place, circa 1980.

Lovely print featuring an image from "The Golden Bird" from Sendak's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, inscribed in pencil in the lower margin to a neighbor and close friend: "For Andy—for his new home from his old friend—Maurice Sendak Jan '80." $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR AND CLOSE FRIEND

SENDAK, Maurice. Print inscribed ["Hansel and Gretel"]. No place, circa 1980.

Lovely print featuring an image from "The Golden Bird" from Sendak's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, inscribed in pencil on the verso to a neighbor and close friend: "For Michael—For New Year's! With pleasure—Maurice Sendak Jan. '80." $1200.

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"AN ORIGINAL FOR ELIZABETH"

(SENDAK, Maurice) STRICH, Christian, compiler. Maurice Sendak. Zeichnungen 1953-1970. Zurich, 1974.

Limited first edition of the illustrated catalog for a 1974 gallery exhibition of Sendak's work, one of 1000 copies, signed by Maurice Sendak with an original sketch of a dancing boy with a speech balloon reading, "an original for Elizabeth." $1100.

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SIGNED BY SENDAK AND AUTHOR SELMA LANES

LANES, Selma G. The 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: "Maurice Sendak Oct. '80," with author Selma G. Lanes' signature directly above. $950.

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SIGNED BY AUTHOR IONA OPIE AND ILLUSTRATOR MAURICE SENDAK

(SENDAK, Maurice) OPIE, Iona and OPIE, Peter. I Saw Esau. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992.

Deluxe signed limited first American edition, one of 350 copies signed on a special limitation page by by Iona Opie and Maurice Sendak, with dozens of beautiful color illustrations after watercolors by Maurice Sendak, in original slipcase. $750.

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"FOR CHRISTMAS—NEW YEAR—AND A SUPER JANUARY"

(SENDAK, Maurice) MACDONALD, George. The Portent. San Francisco, 1979.

First edition of this supernatural novel, with frontispiece illustration by Maurice Sendak, inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, For Christmas—New Year—and a Super January. Jan. 80. Maurice Sendak." $750.

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THE FIRST BOOK WITH COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY MAURICE SENDAK

KRAUSS, Ruth and SENDAK, Maurice. Charlotte and The White Horse. New York, 1955.

First edition of this mid-century children's book about a little girl and her horse, Milky Way, the first book to be color-illustrated by Maurice Sendak. From the collection of Sendak's close friend and neighbor. $750.

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"A SPECIAL BOOK FOR A SPECIAL FRIEND"

(SENDAK, Maurice) SENDAK, Philip. In Grandpa's House. New York, 1985.

First edition, presentation copy, of an autobiography and children's story by Maurice Sendak's father, translated and adapted by Seymour Barofsky and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, inscribed in the year of publication to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, a special book for a special friend. Maurice Dec. '85." $750.

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ILLUSTRATED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SAWYER, Ruth and SENDAK, Maurice. Maggie Rose. New York, 1952.

First edition of this book about a young girl who dreams of throwing herself a joint Christmas Eve/birthday party, beautifully illustrated by Maurice Sendak. From the collection of Sendak's close friend and neighbor. $750.

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“MY GOOD FRIEND!”

(SENDAK, Maurice) MELVILLE, Herman. Pierre or the Ambiguities. New York, 1995.

"Kraken Edition" of Melville’s quixotic novel, “the missing link between the literary culture of the Enlightenment and that of Modernism,” radically edited by Melville scholar Hershel Parker and wonderfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, inscribed on the half title to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth Graham, My good friend! Maurice Sendak March '96" $650.

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WONDERFUL PROMOTIONAL MOCK-UP OF SENDAK'S NUTCRACKER, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

SENDAK, Maurice and HOFFMANN, E.T.A. Promotional mock-up ["Nutcracker"]. New York, 1984.

Original 14-page promotional mock-up (uncorrected proofs / non-consecutive pages) of Maurice Sendak's version of a holiday classic, inscribed on the title page in the year of publication to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth—from Maurice—Jul '84." $650.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

(SENDAK, Maurice) KRAUSS, Ruth. Open House for Butterflies. New York, 1960.

First edition of this “multitude of enchanting pictures and wisely humorous, child-like words,” inscribed by the illustrator to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth with pleasure! Maurice Sendak April '79." $600.

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ILLUSTRATED BY MAURICE SENDAK

RITCHIE, Jean and SENDAK, Maurice. Singing Family of the Cumberlands. New York, 1955.

First edition of the children's book about a family of 16 in Kentucky that is committed to singing folk songs, beautifully illustrated by Maurice Sendak and with music for 42 folk songs. From the collection of Sendak's close friend and neighbor. $600.

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF SENDAK’S LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES, 1984

CORSARO, Frank. Love for Three Oranges. New York, 1984.

Signed limited first American edition of Corsaro’s account of his and Sendak’s production of Prokofiev’s opera, number 167 of only 200 copies, illustrated with Sendak’s designs and signed by both Corsaro and Sendak. $550.

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