Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books Ltd., 1970. First Picture Puffins Edition. Attractive copy of Sendak's beloved 1963 childrens book and winner of the Caldecott Medal, inscribed to warmly inscribed to Pound scholar and former UConn professor Marcella Spann Booth. This edition not mentioned by Hanrahan (2001 ed.) - if not the first, then at least a very early English paperback edition of the book produced for distribution throughout the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Penguin First Editions PX31. Item #5321
Oblong quarto (24.75cm x 22.75cm); pictorial card wrappers; pp; illus. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Marcella Spann - with best wishes! Maurice Sendak." Light wear and a few faint foxed spots to extremities, else Near Fine.