King Nutcracker Children's Christmas Story 1870 Hoffman German illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Stories, Juvenile Books, King Nutcracker, Heinrich Hoffman, Christmas).
Konig Nussknacker und der arme Rheinhold, by Heinrich Hoffman.
Published c. 1870, Frankfurt, Germany by Rutten & Loening.
32 pages. Text in German. Profusely illustrated throughout with stencil hand coloring.
Modern rebacked 1/4 cloth spine and board tips, pictorial cover paste downs, all pages are thick cardstock.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding rubbed, scuffed, age worn, interior hinges reinforced with binding tape, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, various signs of thumbing and spotting, mostly light, still tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this 19th century hand colored juvenile book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 1/4" H x 9" W.