Nutcracker And Mouse King. Translated from the German by Ascott Robert Hope. Illustrated by Charles Albert d'Arnoux. Dublin: Little Oak Fine Bindings, 2020. A facsimile edition printed on large paper. Hand bound in quarter morocco, cork boards. Spine tooled and lettered in gilt, silloutte image to upper cover. Housed in cloth bound solander box.
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Ideal gift copy of a story written in 1816 by Prussian author E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.