Presentation copy to the children’s author Aidan Chambers and his wife Nancy, with an original ink drawing by Sendak depicting Mickey with the words ‘with pleasure!’.
Described by Sendak as the first in a developmental trilogy, to come before Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen (first published in the USA the previous year) recounts the dream of a small child. Highly acclaimed, though controversial, the book received several awards, including the 1971 Caldecott Medal.
First UK edition, inscribed by the author; 4to in 8s and 4s, (286 x 224 mm); printed in full-page colour throughout, a very clean copy; publisher’s colour-printed paper boards, with colour-printed dust-jacket, very slight crease to upper board and minimal wear at extremities; pp.
Nancy and Aidan Chambers, July 1971 (inscribed by the author to front free endpaper).
Stock ID: 99176