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Nutcracker - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hoffmann, E. T. A.

ISBN 10: 051755285X / ISBN 13: 9780517552858
Published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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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. Bookseller Inventory # 19726

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Title: Nutcracker - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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"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.

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.

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