Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Square 4to; xiv, , 102 pages
Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in about Near Fine, lightly rubbed and edge-worn dust-jacket.
The tale of Nutcracker, written by E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences since then. Maurice Sendak designed sets and costumes for ballet Christmas productions and has created even more magnificent pictures for this book ; Color Illustrations.