Let's Be Enemies

SENDAK, Maurice, illustrator -- UDRY, Janice May

Published by Harper and Bros, 1961
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Square small quarto. Original pictorial boards; original printed dust jacket priced $1.95. FIRST EDITION, published in Sendak's first annus mirabilis as a budding artist: the year he received the remarkable letter of encouragement from his editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and the year he created his superb illustrations to Tolstoy. 'Let's Be Enemies' is a classic reverse-psychology exercise, similar to Ruth Krauss' ''I'll Be You and You Be Me' which Sendak had illustrated six years earlier. Hanrahan A46. Child's bookplate of front free endpaper, some chips/tears to jacket at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 54116

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Title: Let's Be Enemies

Publisher: Harper and Bros

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition, first state.

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