POSTER FOR THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE. Maurice Sendak.

POSTER FOR THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE.

About books for children and young adults. Coloured poster, 61 cm. x 41.5 cm. (including margins); The Horn Book, New York, 1985. Edition limited to 300 numbered copies, signed by the artist. *From its foundation in 1924, The Horn Book magazine retained a similar cover design, based on a Randolph Caldecott picture of a riding huntsman blowing his horn, for over sixty years, until in 1985 the decision was taken to invite a guest artist to provide a new cover design each year. Maurice Sendak was the first artist chosen, and his design appeared on the last issue of 1985 (November/December) and the next 5 issues of the bi-monthly publication. It was also issued as a limited edition poster for the magazine, this being copy number 224. Continuing the Randolph Caldecott theme, the illustration shows a seated Caldecott sketching in a notebook initialled RC, surrounded by a girl, a dog, a 'fiddling' cat (referencing Caldecott's Hey Diddle Diddle) and a giant Wild Thing. Item #150072

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