1st-2nd items: Illustrator signed, NUTCRACKER, Limited First Edition, Numbered 71/250, by E.T.A. Hoffmann, translated by Ralph Manheim, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1984. Hardcover quarto, 102 pages with color illustrations, bound in dark heather blue publisher's cloth with blindstamp front cover and silver lettering to front cover and spine, housed in a matching slipcase. Signed "Maurice Sendak" with number to limitation page. Includes original lithograph print by Sendak titled "Faithful Nutcracker", Numbered 71/210, signed and dated "Maurice Sendak '84" lower right below image. Slipcase: 10 1/2" square x 1" D. Print: 9 5/8" square. 3rd item: Photolithograph print depicting the cover art for Sendak's dust jacket design for PIERRE; OR THE AMBIGUITIES, Kraken Edition, by Herman Melville, published by Harper Collins, New York, 1995. Signed "Maurice Sendak" lower right below image. Includes a thank you card from Harper Collins, en verso of frame. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame with gilt trim. Image: 3 3/8" H x 2 1/2" W. Sight: 3 3/4" H x 2 7/8" W. Framed: 11 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W.
Signatures in good, legible condition. 1st-2nd items: Overall very good condition with sunning to slipcase and book spine. Pages in overall very good condition. Scuffs, lower margin of p. 90. 3rd item: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame.