GRAVES’ THE BIG GREEN BOOK, SIGNED BY SENDAK
(SENDAK, Maurice) GRAVES, Robert. The Big Green Book. [New York]: Crowell-Collier, (1962). Quarto, original coated stiff paper pictorial boards, original dust jacket. $1500.
First edition, second issue, signed by Sendak.
This story—the only known work for children by the author of such novels as I, Claudius and Goodbye to All That—first saw print in 1962 as part of Crowell-Colllier’s “Modern Masters” series of books for young readers. Sendak uses his art as an opportunity to pay homage to one of his primary influences, Beatrix Potter. “A delight” (New York Times). Second issue, six years after the first, in smaller format and with dust jacket. See Hanrahan A50.
Bright dust jacket lightly rubbed. Book fine. A lovely signed copy.