New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959, presumed first (A34 jacket code, Hanrahan), black cloth boards, gilt titles, blindstamped border, in jacket with floral border and medieval scene and a rather inexplicable design, but the correct one, on back; t. Juvenile hardback.
A handsome production of the tales, with three full page colour plates and many b&w drawings by Sendak of medieval life, with 5-page artist's forward by Sendak. The Fir Tree, The Princess and the Pea, Happy Family, The Ugly Duckling, The Darning Needle, It's Absolutely True, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Nice gift.
CONTION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, clean, straight, tight, appears unopened and unread, in clean, crisp, clipped jacket with half inch chip, 3/4" tear, and light edgewear on back; bump to spine top. Item #22506