"Copyright 1970 by Maurice Sendak." "This is a sampling from a large collection of fantasy pages that I drew over five years or so, roughly 1952 to 1957. In one way or another, all such drawings of this period hint at themes that laterwere developed in my books for children. In fact, they touch all the obsessions and ideas that eventually bore fruit in what I consider my best and most personal work."--Maurice Sendak April 1970. "This book was first published on the occasion of an exhibition of original drawings and other materials illustrating the art of Maurice Sendak at the Philip H. & A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundation."--Colophon. Designed by Atha Tehon.
Tehon Collection copies 1 & 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon. Tehon Collection copy 2 has invitation to exhibition laid in.