Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations). E. T. A. Hoffmann, Maurice Sendak.
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).
Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).

Nutcracker. (Limited Edition Proofs, Uncorrected Proofs, Original Invitations).

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #30316
ISBN: 051755285x

The set includes the following items: 1) Limited edition proofs. xiv, 102pp. Dark grey cloth stamped in blind and silver on the front panel and lettered in silver on the spine panel. Pictorial endpapers, full-page and in-text illustrations by Maurice Sendak. Printed on paper created specifically for this book by Nisshinbo Industry. With an original hand-drawn lithograph (marked Show Copy) by Sendak, printed from an aluminum plate on chine appliqué paper. The 13 x 13 cm image is printed on Mulberry paper and adhered to a hand-torn sheet Lana mould-made paper. On the left margin there are annotations in pencil specifying size and type of paper and the date. The limitation statement is laid in and consists of a printed sheet pasted onto a leaf. Some fading to the spine panel and to the edges of the cloth slipcase. A near fine copy. 2) Uncorrected proofs. Stapled wraps, non-consecutive pages. A fine copy in the original Crown Publishers envelope. 3) A letter from Crown in the original envelope with enclosed four invitations to a Nutcracker Christmas with Maurice Sendak, held at The Congressional Club of Washington, D. C., May 26, 1984. In fine condition. From the collection of a noted publishing world executive. ; Square quarto.

Price: $275.00