Hoffmann, E. T.A. (1776-1822) Nutcracker , trans. Ralph Manheim (1907-1992), Illustrated, Signed, and Inscribed by Maurice Sendak (1928-2002), with a Drawing. New York: Crown, 1984. Oblong format, stated first edition, inscribed on half-title to Herb Hosmer, with a drawing of the Nutcracker, "For Herb, who is the original Drosselmeier, and who inspired me--always! happy Nutcracker!" with the original publisher's cloth binding and price-clipped dust jacket, rubbed, with some wear, some damage to bottom edge of front board, corners bumped, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.