Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
[SENDAK, Maurice]. Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. NY: Harper & Row . Oblong 8vo, pp. Color pictorial boards; color illustrations on every other page. slight rubbing to spine ends and corners, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (medal not affixed).
First edition, first state, having a printed dust jacket price of $2.95 and a list of 4 earlier titles by Zolotow on the rear flap. 1963 Caldecott Honor Book! Mr. Rabbit helps a little girl find a lovely present for her mother, who is especially fond of red, yellow, green, and blue. Sendak’s lush watercolors, reminiscent of Winslow Homer, are both warm and vibrant.