New York: Harper & Row, 1981. First edition. SIGNED. Oblong quarto [26 cm x 23.5 cm] in red cloth with gilt titles. Half-inch creased tear to jacket front cover at foot, smallink price on front flap, else only light shelfwear to jacket; boards are crisp and unworn; interior is clean and tight. Color illustrations. Fine / very good. Item #48845
Signed and dated Sept. '89 by Sendak on front free endpaper.
Beloved children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak's tale of goblins and sisterly love was the inspiration for the film "Labyrinth," starring David Bowie. Sendak's painterly illustrations for the book are evocative of the Renaissance, and just a bit spooky.