Casse-Noisette et le Roi des Rats
Paris: Jacques Haumont, 1942. Softback book, with text in French. Illustrations in colour are by Claude Garnier. 72 pages. 187 x 120 mm (7¼ x 4¾ inches). Title in English: 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King'. Originally by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, that was first published in 1816. The story is the tale of a special Christmas toy who comes to life at night!
Condition: Covers are age toned, and are detached (as one piece) from the text block. All pages also aged, and some transference of colour to subsequent page from the illustrations. Overall in a good condition.