HarperCollins Publishers, January 1964. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall (oblong small). Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #005497732
Signed by Maurice Sendak on special Pacific Northwest Ballet bookplate on front pastedown (also inscribed 'For Bill' in an unknown hand). A nice example of Sendak's signature. This special edition was issued in conjunction with the 1983 production of the ballet version of 'The Nutcracker' featuring Sendak's set and costume designs, which production later became the basis of the 1986 film. Classic adventures of Max in the wilds of his imagination; winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal. With original copyright date of 1963 on title page recto; bound in gray cloth over white color pictorial boards (includes the gold sticker reproduction of the Caldecott Medal on upper cover). Has minor wear, some spotting to jacket. Rear jacket flap notes the book 'was reprinted in 1974 from new engravings made from the original art', and 1981 date.Sendak, Maurice (illustrator); Over 25 Color Illustrations (including title Page & endpapers).