A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First book of First Definitions

KRAUSS, RUTH. SENDAK, MAURICE SENDAK (illustrator)

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KRAUSS, RUTH. SENDAK, MAURICE (illustrator). A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First book of First Definitions. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1952. First Edition, SECOND PRINTING. 5.5" x 6.75". Unpaginated. Book is in NEAR FINE condition with light green textured cloth binding with jumping child in black under title with same lettering on spine. Spine tips and corners very gently bumped and worn otherwise book is fine. Tight, bright and unmarked. Light green pictorial endpapers with happy jumping children! Dustjacket is in VERY GOOD+ condition with light green. Beige and burgundy illustrated cover with children playing jump rope and young child giving flowers to another with text above and below. Jacket's spine tips and corners are gently bumped with some tiny (less than 1/8") chips and there is a 3/4" repaired tear from top edge on back cover. There is mild sunning only very close to the edges and there is mild rubbing only evident on back. Price point intact. Jacket is very nicely protected by mylar sleeve. Book is in exceptional condition especially for over 60 years old!. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First book of First ...
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1952
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Second Printing

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Ruth Krauss; Illustrator-Maurice Sendak
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1952. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060234067

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Book Description Harpercollins, 1952. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU3973829

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Krauss, Ruth. Sendak, Maurice (illustrator)
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Book Description Harper and Brothers, New York, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Maurice Sendak (illustrator). First Edition. Pictorial boards with blue/green cloth spine. First edition, first state, lacking the grr-r-r on page 23. Jacket price clipped, with the code 30-70 on the bottom. A work featuring illustrations by Maurice Sendak. GOOD jacket on a GOOD+ book. Minor scattered foxing and brownish staining to the jacket, with minor scattered soiling. Several small tears along the extremities, with some associated creasing and scuffing. A faint diagonal crease present at the lower front corner. Spine creased and browned, with a small hole in the jacket at the center. Minor foxing and brownish staining to the book itself, with minor soiling and scuffing along the extremities. Interior clean and solid with a previous owner's gift inscription facing the title page. Hanrahan A4. Bookseller Inventory # 004246

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Sendak, Maurice, illustrator; Krauss, Ruth, text
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Book Description [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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 3537210

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Book Description Harpers & Brothers, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. New York Harper & Bros 1952 16mo. Green blue linen backed pictorial boards. First edition, first printing, without 'Grr-r-r' at the bottom corner of page 23. Dust Jacket is priced $1.50 . Book clean tight and bright. Book has small mar on front free decorated endpapers. Dust jacket in Good condition. Complete w/light wear and soiling. Protected in mylar sleeve. Wonderful Sendak illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 000541

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Book Description Harper & Brothers,, New York:, 1952. First edition, first issue. Two inscribed copies of Maurice Sendak's works, one "A Hole is To Dig", illustrated with photos of the dedicatee and Sendak dancing. With 'Grr-r- r" on p. 23, in a price clipped dust jacket. The other "Kenny's Window", first edition, first issue, both charmingly illustrated and inscribed by Sendak to June Shagaloff. "A Hole is To Dig" is illustrated by 2 miniature photographs, one a portrait of June and one of Sendak & June dancing. In a riff on the book's format, the back free endpaper is titled in red "A June-bug is to love". Above the photo of June & Maurice dancing, Sendak has drawn a small caption "End Lunch Counter Discrimination", a reference to June's activism with the NAACP. At the inside margin, Sendak has drawn a small girl, along with "Goodby Grr-r- r", and name "from Sassie Petellin 1960". At the time of the inscription, Sendak was dating June's sister, Bunny Shagaloff. June Shagaloff Alexander is a community activist. In 1950, she joined the NAACP Legal Department, later the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, headed by Thurgood Marshall, who would later become a Justice on the United States Supreme Court. She helped develop the social research which was critical in "Brown vs. the Board of Education" and worked to end discrimination in the United States. She retired from the NAACP in 1972. (Wikipedia).5 3/8 x 6 3/4" [48pp]. Green pictorial papered boards, black cloth spine, very good condition. The dust jacket is a little foxed , dusty & rubbed at edges. [WITH]"Kenny's Window". New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition, first issue. First book written and illustrated by Sendak, very scarce, this copy in a rare dust jacket, priced at $2.00. Copy inscribed to June Shagaloff, friend of Sendak's in the 1950s and the sister of Bunny Shagaloff, Sendak's female love interest. Bunny was invited to meet Sendak's parents, buying a yellow spring coat for the dinner. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "For June on her birthday - with much affection, Maurice", with a drawing of a boy holding a birthday cake. June Shagaloff Alexander is a community activist. In 1950, she joined the NAACP Legal Department, later the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, headed by Thurgood Marshall, who would later become a Justice on the United States Supreme Court. She helped develop the social research which was critical in "Brown vs. the Board of Education" and worked to end discrimination in the United States. She retired from the NAACP in 1972. (Wikipedia).8vo, [62pp], original pictorial tan cloth, title in black, tan buckram spine (a little etched on front upper spine panel), slightly bowed. Dust jacket tanned, with a large portion of the spine lacking but front and back panel largely intact. Endpapers a little foxed. Intriguing association copies- before Sendak clarified his sexual orientation. Bookseller Inventory # 17944

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