FIRST EDITION OF MAURICE SENDAK'S FANTASY SKETCHES, INSCRIBED BY HIM WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF A NUDE DANCER
SENDAK, Maurice. Fantasy Sketches. Philadelphia: Philip H. & A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1970. Quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers. $1500.
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.
This collection of drawings contains numerous brief illustrative narratives, ranging in content from the sweetly innocent to the delightfully naughty. Hanrahan A74.1.
Interior quite lovely, only lightest rubbing to extremities and slight soiling to wrappers. A near-fine inscribed copy with original sketch.