SENDAK,MAURICE. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. NY: Harper & Row 1963, (1988). Oblong 4to (10 1/4 x 9 1/2"), publisher's full blue leather stamped in gold, all edges gilt, Fine in original cloth box with large color plate on cover. First printing of the 25th Anniversary edition, LIMITED TO ONLY 220 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY SENDAK INCLUDING AN ORIGNAL PEN AND INK DRAWING OF A WILD THING SIGNED BY SENDAK. THIS COPY IS ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW ILLUSTRATOR JAMES MARSHALL! This fine association copy is warmly inscribed as a birthday gift to Marshall one year before Marshall's untimely death at the age of 50. Marshall is best remembered for his George and Martha books and books about the Stupid family. This 25th Anniversary edition has the color reproductions done to Sendak's specifications and the limited edition is quite scarce. This is an extra special copy.