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Sendak estate dispute nears resolution

November 3, 2016 GMT

RIDGEFIELD — A long-running dispute over part of Maurice Sendak’s estate appears resolved after a judge split the late author’s rare book collection between a Philadelphia museum and his Ridgefield-based foundation.

In 2014 the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia sued the estate of Sendak, a former town resident and author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” arguing that the foundation had violated the terms of the late author’s will. The suit claimed that Sendak wanted his foundation to cooperate with the Rosenbach about exhibiting his works and that the museum was to be given some of Sendak’s collection, specifically his “rare edition books.”

The works in dispute include books by Herman Melville, Henry James and William Blake.

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