ORIGINAL DRAWING INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK
(STOCKTON, Frank) SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing inscribed. No place, 1987. One sheet, originally a half title from a book, measuring 8 by 7-1/2 inches; handsomely framed with the title page from the book, entire piece measures 11 by 19-1/2 inches. $3200.
Wonderful original drawing by Maurice Sendak of the Bee-Man of Orn, inscribed "For Eric and Kim from Maurice with all his love—May 87."
Frank Stockton's story was first published in 1887; the edition with Sendak's illustrations was first published in 1964. This original drawing is on the half title of a copy of the book; it is framed together with the title page from the same book. The drawing depicts a smiling Bee-Man with hands on hips, six bees at his head.