Fairy tales. E.T.A. Hoffman wrote Nutcracker in 1816 and it has fascinated and inspired audiences ever since. Maurice Sendak designed brilliant sets and costumes for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Christmas production. His magnificent pictures are in this book. It is translated by Ralph Manheim. A Beautiful story and beautiful pictures illustrated herein. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pictorial end pages and inside covers. Price clipped DJ has a tear across front which has been neatly taped and there is some scribbling on the back cover of DJ, it is G. Book is VVG/No tears or marks. (102 Pgs.)AUTHOR: E.T.A. Hoffman PUBLISHER: Crown Publishing ISBN: 051755285X YEAR: 1984 FORMAT: Hardcover EDITION: First Ed.