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Rest in Peace: Maurice Sendak (10 June 1928 – 08 May 2012)

Scanned from our very own little collection of children’s books, here’s a tiny taste of one of the greatest publications for children of all time, Maurice Sendak’s “Nutshell Library” (1962), four perfect little hardcover books, with dust jackets, in a lovely illustrated cardboard slipcase:

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maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-slipcase-back_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-alligators-all-around_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-alligators-all-around_harpercollins-1962_front

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-chicken-soup-with-rice_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-chicken-soup-with-rice_harpercollins-1962_front

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-slipcase-spine_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-one-was-johnny_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-one-was-johnny_harpercollins-1962_front

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-pierre_harpercollins-1962

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-pierre_harpercollins-1962_front

maurice-sendak_nutshell-library-slipcase-front_harpercollins-1962

 

Maurice Sendak died this morning from complications of a stroke. He was 83.

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