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“THIS IS A FIERCE BAD RABBIT; LOOK AT HIS SAVAGE WHISKERS, AND HIS CLAWS, AND HIS TURNED-UP TAIL”

(SENDAK, Maurice) POTTER, Beatrix. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit. London and New York, 1916.

First edition in book form of Potter’s first book written expressly for “very young children.” The copy of acclaimed children's illustrator Maurice Sendak, with his illustrated bookplate and a pencil annotation by him reading: "First in this form (not folded)." $5800.

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"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York, circa 1975.

Early edition of Sendak’s cherished classic, inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Betty—Maurice Sendak July 12, '75," with a large original drawing of Moishe the Wild Thing presenting a birthday cake and saying "Happy Birthday!" $4800.

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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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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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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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"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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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"]. 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 SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR AND CLOSE FRIEND

(SENDAK, Maurice) JARRELL, Randall. The Bat-Poet. New York and London, 1964.

First edition, presentation copy, of this children's story about embracing individualism, inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth—Hello again! Maurice Sendak alias Maurice June '76," with an original drawing of a bat. $1850.

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SIGNED BY SENDAK AND SINGER

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

Signed limited first edition, number 235 of 500 copies signed by Sendak and Singer, illustrated with 17 exquisite mounted line-cuts by Sendak. From the collection of Sendak's close friend and neighbor. $1750.

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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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GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES, LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY SENDAK AND SEGAL, WITH AN EXTRA SUITE OF SENDAK’S ILLUSTRATIONS

SENDAK, Maurice. The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. New York, 1974.

Signed limited edition, number 94 of only 500 copies signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak and translator Lore Segal. With an extra suite of Sendak’s 28 illustrations printed on Beckett paper and housed in a separate portfolio. From the collection of Sendak's neighbor and close friend. $1600.

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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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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK

(SENDAK, Maurice) TESNOHLIDEK, Rudolf. Cunning Little Vixen. New York, 1985.

Signed limited first edition in English of this classic Czech animal story, wonderfully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, number "A/C" (the artist's copy) of only 250 copies signed on a limitation page by Maurice Sendak. From the collection of Sendak's close friend and neighbor. $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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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF MR. RABBIT AND THE LOVELY PRESENT, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR AND WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF MR. RABBIT

(SENDAK, Maurice) ZOLOTOW, Charlotte. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present. New York and Evanston, 1962.

First edition of this story about a little girl and her rabbit friend trying to find a birthday gift for the girl's mother, inscribed to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, Maurice Sendak. Oct. '91," with an original drawing of Mr. Rabbit standing with his hands on his hips. $950.

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"FROM HER OLD MISHBOOKER FRIEND"

(SENDAK, Maurice) YORINKS, Arthur. The Miami Giant. New York, 1995.

First edition, presentation copy, of this humorous children's story packed with Yiddishkeit, inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth Graham from her old Mishbooker friend. Maurice Sendak March '96." $900.

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"FOR SHLEPPING BOOKS FOR ME!"

(SENDAK, Maurice) JARRELL, Randall. The Animal Family. New York, 1965.

First edition of this lovely children's book about found family, with seven full-page, black-and-white illustrations and several smaller decorations by Sendak, inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth, For Shlepping Books for me! Maurice Sendak May 19, '79," and accompanied by an Animal Family greeting card inscribed: "all good wishes—Maurice." $850.

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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO A NEIGHBOR FAMILY HE CONSIDERED CLOSE FRIENDS

(SENDAK, Maurice) ALDERSON, Brian, compiler. Catalogue for an Exhibition of Pictures. London, 1975.

First edition of the illustrated exhibition catalogue for the 1975 Sendak exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, inscribed on the half title in the year of publication to a neighbor family Sendak considered close friends: "For the Grahams—for Christmas, affectionately, Maurice Sendak Dec. '75." $800.

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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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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

STOCKTON, Frank R. The Bee-Man of Orn. New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, 1964.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated folktale, inscribed on the half title to Sendak's close friend and neighbor: "For Andy, Maurice Sept. '76," with an original drawing of the Bee-Man saying, "Bee happy! OYE." $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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INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO A CLOSE FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR

(SENDAK, Maurice) MACDONALD, George. The Light Princess. New York, 1969.

First edition of this story about a princess who has "lost her gravity," beautifully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, inscribed by Sendak to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth from Maurice Sendak." $700.

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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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“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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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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