New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. Maurice Sendak. Early Edition. Hardcover. 5 3/8 X 6 5/8 Inches. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3561
First Edition, second issue, with the word "Grr-r-r" on p. 23. Retains original green cloth spine and correct price! Signed "To Lillian L. Bechtold, Maurice Sendak" on the rear of FFEP. Includes an original drawing of a small dog by Sendak as well. Lillian Bechtold was the Children's librarian at Curtis Memorial Library in Meriden, CT for over 50 years. Original price of $1.50 on front flap. A very difficult book to find signed by the author in any condition and/or printing. Original illustrated boards sharp, clean and extremely bright. No PO writing, plates etc... DJ has hint of wear at edges and folds. A very attractive copy overall.