Very Far Away

First Book Written And Artwork By Sendak

Year 1957
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Harper & Brothers, 1957. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Very good condition throughout. Hand signed by author Sendak on title page without inscription. The first book by Maurice Sendak as both author and illustrator. It is the story of a little boy frustrated that his mother is too busy to answer all of his questions so he gathers together the horse who wanted to dream, the cat who wanted to sing and the sparrow who wanted to eat crumbs from a King's plate, and they head to "Very Far Away" where everything would be perfect. Increasingly scarce to find this first authored/illustrated Sendak first edition signed without inscription. Needless to say a spectacular collectivle edition from arguably the greatest children book illustrators of all time.