The Bat Poet (1964), illustrated by Sendak. Rare." /> SENDAK, MAURICE, <I>illustrator</I>]. BLAKE, WILLIAM. Poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. London: The Bodley Head [1967]. <I>12mo, original pictorial wrappers, upper cover with slight damp-wrinkling and discoloration.</I> FIRST EDITION, limited to 275 copies, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK TO MARY JARRELL, on the front free endpaper: "Dec. '67 Dear Mary - For you - with love! Maurice the Bat," illustrations by Sendak. Printed as a Christmas keepsake in 1967 for presentation by the publishers. The inscription refers to her husband Randall Jarrell's <I>The Bat Poet</I> (1964), illustrated by Sendak. Rare. | Christie's