SENDAK, Maurice (illustrator and author). In The Night Kitchen London, The Bodley Head. 1971.
Tall 4to. Publisher's pictorial boards in repeat dustwrapper; pp. ; illustrated throughout in colour in cartoon-strip format; externally bright, very clean, and sharp, with light rubbing to head of spine and shelf-wear to lower edges of boards, internally immaculate, in a very good, unclipped dustwrapper (£1.25) with just tiny rubbing to forecorners, very faint marking to lower panel, one small light brown stain (10 x 7mm) to upper panel and 2 unobtrusive closed tears to lower edge of the same (34 and 10mm), both now archivally repaired to the reverse with Japanese tissue tape.
First English edition, following the American edition of the previous year. One of Sendak's most popular, and most often referenced, works and the winner of the Caldecott Medal.