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Pierre, One Was Johnny, Chicken Soup Illustrated Sendak

Lot 0031
This is the complete Harper & Row 1962 publication of the Nutshell Library edition, (Pierre, One was Johnny, Chicken Soup with Rice & Alligators All Around) of Maurice Sendak stories, written and illustrated by him, with one book (Pierre) signed by him below a brief inscription, on the front end page. This signature is guaranteed to be as here represented, a genuine Sendak autograph. The miniature (app. 2.75" x 3.75") books are in their original slipcase, which is in very good condition, with shallow edge wear at the bottom, but with no notable tears, no stains, and no color fade. The books themselves are near fine, each with a clean and unfaded dust jacket, with some slight edge wear, but no notable tears, and no stains to any of them. The covers, light purple backgrounds, acorn motifs to the front, are uniformly clean. Their only flaws are slants to two spines. The insides are also uniformly clean, with no stains, scuffs or tears. The only writing is Sendak's inscription and signature. There are no stamps or other attachments. The bindings are tight, with no loose or missing pages. There are a few surface creases, but no sharp ones. Almost all pages have no creases. All the art and text are in fine condition. The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of the set conditions.

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    Pierre, One Was Johnny, Chicken Soup Illustrated Sendak

    Estimate $200 - $300Jan 31, 2018
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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