"And that's the story of Nutcracker and the King of the Mice": First Edition of The Nutcracker; Signed by Maurice Sendak in the year of publication


SENDAK, Maurice; E.T.A. Hoffmann.


Item Number: 125197

New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.

First edition of this classic work. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the half-title page, “Merry Christmas 1984 Maurice Sendak.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Ralph Manheim.

The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for over two hundred years. This beautiful book preserves the compelling vision of Hoffman’s classic Christmas tale that acclaimed illustrator Maurice Sendak created for the Pacific Northwest Ballet. "A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year" (New York Times Book Review).

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