Publisher's pictorial paper covered boards over grey cloth spine. Near Fine, with light foxing to boards at edges, tiny ding to bottom edge of rear board, faint rubbing at corners.Slight offsetting to half title and adjacent page from laid in news-clipping announcing Maurice Sendak's upcoming speaking appearance at two schools. In a Very Good second state dust jacket with Caldecott Medal on front panel and altered text on rear flap.
After the book won the Caldecott Medal, unsold copies were recalled by the publisher and supplied with new dust jackets boasting the award, as found here. A very sharp copy, with an early signature. We specialize in rare and out-of-print books!
The item "Where the Wild Things Are SIGNED by MAURICE SENDAK First Edition 1st 1963" is in sale since Thursday, November 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "burnsiderarebooks" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.