first edition Rough weave linen cloth with circular color pictorial paste-on to front board. Color pictorial dust jacket [7 titles to rear fl
1970 · New York
by Sendak, Maurice (1928 - 2012)
New York: Harper & Row, 1970. 1st edition (Hanrahan A75). Rough weave linen cloth with circular color pictorial paste-on to front board. Color pictorial dust jacket [7 titles to rear flap]. VG (average wear)/Good (edgewear/clipped lower corner front flap [$4.95 & '1070' present]/crayon name to rear panel).. Unpaginated. Illustrated in color. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-3/4"
Even though selected as a Caldecott Honor Book , this influential & popular book "has regularly been subjected to censorship for presenting pictures of a young boy innocently prancing naked through the story; the book has been banned in various areas. In the Night Kitchen regularly appears on the American Library Association's list of 'frequently challenged and banned books,' including listing #25 on the '100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 - 2000.'" [Wikipedia]. (Inventory #: 12546.3)