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1 Sendak, Maurice, illustrator; Krauss, Ruth, text A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First Book of First Definitions
[New York]: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First edition, later state. ''When you make your bed you get a star'' followed by ''Grr-r-r.'' Small square octavo. Hardcover. Very small, pale dampstain to one leaf, a hint of shelf-wear, a suggestion of age-toning: a very good plus copy in teal cloth-backed illustrated boards; in a price-clipped, age-darkened dust jacket with a light soiling, shallow nicking at the spine ends. 
Brilliant collaboration between Krauss and Sendak manages to be sweet without cloying, childlike without condescension, and smart without being smart-alecky. "Rugs are so dogs have napkins." "A hole is when you step in it you go down." Irresistible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Yorinks, Arthur; Sendak, Maurice, illustrator THE MIAMI GIANT
No Place. Michael Di Capua Books/Harper Collins Publishers. (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in laminated pictorial boards; in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
With fun illustrations in color by Sendak and hand-lettering by Jeanyee Wong, this is the story of the adventurous Guiseppe Giaween, who leaves Italy in search of China, and ends up in Miami. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Sendak, Maurice, illustrator WE ARE ALL IN THE DUMPS WITH JACK AND GUY: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures
[No place]. Harper & Collins, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 
Sendak, the highly regarded and prolific illustrator of such books as WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, and THE NUTSHELL LIBRARY, has gloriously joined together and illustrated two traditional nursery rhymes from Mother Goose. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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