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1 Krauss, Ruth
A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions
Harper & Brothers (1952) Sendak, Maurice 
5.5"x6.75" Illustrated boards with teal green cloth spine. [48] with delightful little illustrations throughout by Maurice Sendak. Correct jacket price but an early, not first, printing of the first edition. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. Light rubbing to lower edge, spine sunned else Very Good. Dustjacket a little chipped and worn, lower panel unevenly darkened, spine sunned. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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2 Krauss, Ruth
A Very Special House
New York: Harper and Row (1953) Sendak, Maurice 
4to Cloth backed pictorial boards. [24]pp illustrated with wonderful drawings by Maurice Sendak. Fanciful nonsense and antics from the pair who gave us A Hole is to Dig. A 1954 Caldecott Honor Book. This printing between 1964 and 1970. Fine in frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Krauss, Ruth
I'll Be You and You Be Me
New York: Harper & Brothers (1954) Sendak, Maurice 
Octavo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [40]pp with lively little drawings throughout by Maurice Sendak. Ruth Krauss' delightful nonsense poems and non-poems capture the essence of childhood friendship in a way children understand: "he can't talk yet / but I can understand him -- / even when he's over at his house and he yells / and nobody knows what he means -- / I know. I could tell other people for him." A very early printing with no later titles listed. Neat ink name to upper pastedown, both pastedowns with a vertical line of old tape, light wear to corner tips and spine heel. Contents crisp and clean. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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