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    Sale 2462 | Lot 73
    Price Realized: $13,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2462 Lot 73

      EARLY LARGE ORIGINAL MAX DRAWING, FINE PRESENTATION COPY (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) SENDAK, MAURICE. Where the Wild Things Are. Color illustrations by Sendak. Oblong 8vo, green cloth-backed pictorial boards, light tap to top of rear board; pictorial endpapers; first issue dust jacket, lower front flap corner clipped, faint tanning to spine panel, trace of soft creasing to top of front panel; custom cloth slipcase. Provenance: ex-collection playwright, choreographer, friend of Sendak, and fellow children's book author and illustrator William Archibald with his ownership signature to the half-title. Included in this lot are two of his books in the original dust jackets, both published the same year as the present title, The Magic Blot and A Day in the Life of A Clown (NY, 1963). (New York): Harper & Row, 1963

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

      first edition, presentation copy signed and inscribed by sendak with an original early full-length drawing of max: "Nov. '67 / For William Archibald - / [drawing] / Maurice Sendak / & / MAX." In the scarce original dust jacket with no Caldecott award medal sticker nor mention of it, and the proper text on the jacket flaps: "...a three paragraph blurb on the book, and at the bottom, `Harper & Row, Publishers/ 40-80/ 1163.' The first paragraph is 6 lines long and reads, `Maurice Sendak author-artist of the NUTSHELL LIBRARY... has written and illustrated a picture book little children will love.' The second, also 6 lines, reads `Max, sent to his room... his adventures... form a unique an unforgettable experience.' The third, only five lines, reads, `Every child will recognized Max's feelings and his fantasy. And they, as well as adults, will revel in the rich, glorious pictures painted only as Sendak could paint them.' The inside rear flap of the dust jacket has a three paragraph blurb on Sendak. The first one, six lines long, begins and ends, `Maurice Sendak is considered to be one of the finest... and THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR.' The second paragraph, 8 lines long, begins and ends, `Among the books he has illustrated... Hans Christian Andersen awards.' The third paragraph reads `Maurice Sendak was born and grew up on Brooklyn, New York. He now lives in Greenwich Village.'" superlative copy in like jacket with an excellent association, enhanced by a scarce full body drawing of max. Hanrahan A58.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $13,750