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Nutcracker Signed 1st Edition


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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984, 1st edition, 1st printing. Navy cloth covered boards with spine & front board stamped in silver. Blind stamped decorative frame on front board. Illustrated matte paper dust jacket. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Damp stains on front and rear boards. Fading along board edges. Dust jacket is price clipped. Small evidence of damp staining along edges of inside of jacket but not visible on exterior. Light rubbing & short creases at spine ends and outer corners. Fair / Fair ccs

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Publisher Comments:

"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."

-- New York Times Book Review

The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share.

Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production of Nutcracker and created even more magnificent pictures especially for this book. He joined with the eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this illustrated edition of Hoffmann's wonderful tale, destined to become a classic for all ages.

The world of Nutcracker is a world of pleasures. Maurice Sendak's art illuminates the delights of Hoffmann's story in this rich and tantalizing treasure.


Renowned illustrator Sendak joins with eminent translator Ralph Manheim to produce this lushly illustrated edition of Hoffman's wonderful tale.

About the Author

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America.

Ralph Manheim, translator of Grimm's Fairy Tales and many other works, was a renowned German-language translator.

Product Details

Manheim, Ralph
Sendak, Maurice
Manheim, Ralph
Hoffmann E T A
New York :
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Fairy tales
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
vyp. 64 =
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
10.32x10.16x.72 in. 2.15 lbs.

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