January 26, 2022

Maurice Sendak’s Personal Library Comes to Philadelphia

From Philly.com:

2017-01-29_10-18-14When Maurice Sendak died in 2012, he left a will directing that all his “rare edition books” go to the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia – a cache of 895 items that made up a large part of the celebrated author-illustrator’s own personal library of rare books.

But the Sendak estate contested the will, claiming that it had the right to keep many of the rare and valuable books. After two years of litigation, the case recently came to a close, resolved through a combination of a Connecticut judge’s rulings and an out-of-court settlement.

The net result: 643 books went to the Rosenbach, and 252 to the estate. Many of the newly acquired books will be on display at the Rosenbach through April 30.

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VIDEO: A Look at the Books in Action (via Philly.com)

See Also: Recent Acquisitions from the Bequest of Maurice Sendak (via Rosenbach Library)

See Also: Maurice Sendak Biography and Timeline (via Rosenbach Library)

See Also: Maurice Sendak Interviews and Videos (via Rosenbach Library)

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