New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Item #03521
Maurice Sendak's Four Volume Nutshell Library
SENDAK, Maurice. The Nutshell Library. Pierre, A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue; Alligators All Around, An Alphabet; Chicken Soup With Rice, A Book of Months; One Was Johnny, A Counting Book; Pierre, A Cautionary Tale. New York: Harper & Row, .
First edition, later printing.
Four square sixteenmo volumes (3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches; 86 x 60 mm.). 48; ; , [1, blank]; 31, [1,blank] pp.
Publishers tan buckram, front covers decoratively stamped in brown, spines lettered in brown. Original color pictorial dust jackets. A very fine set in the original (very slightly rubbed at extremities) color pictorial slip case.
The first edition, first state has the books in pink cloth and a gold price sticker on the slipcase.