First Edition of Matchless: A Christmas Story; Signed by Gregory Maguire

  • Matchless: A Christmas Story.

Matchless: A Christmas Story.

Item Number: 80014

New York: William Morrow, 2009.

First edition of this illumination of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Little Match Girl. Octavo, original boards, marbled endpapers, illustrated. Signed by Gregory Maguire on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy tales we all loved in childhood—and he composed a poignant and enchanting tale of transcendence.