New York: Crown Publishers [Bodley Head], 1984. First edition with illustrations by Sendak. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Uncorrected proof in stapled paperwraps; 16 pages (non-consecutive) including covers. This copy for British distribution with large label on rear cover indicating an export date of August 1984, publication date of October 1984, and a promotional price until the end of the year Touch of edge rubbing, still near fine.