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    The Walt Disney Parade Book Mock-Up (Walt Disney, 1940). Published by Garden City Publishing, this is one of the most desirable early books from the Walt Disney Studio. It has stories and artwork from The Brave Little Tailor, The Practical Pig, The Ugly Duckling, Donald's Penguin, Timid Elmer (The Country Cousin), Farmyard Symphony, Little Hiawatha, Goofy and Wilbur, Sea Scouts, Donald's Ostrich, Hockey Champ, and stories from feature-length films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. This lot is the master mock-up that was originally presented to the publisher with the working title "Walt Disney's Anthology." Inside is an amazing patchwork of imagery including printed Gustaf Tenggren artwork for Snow White, images clipped from the pages of Good Housekeeping for some stories, and artwork done by Disney artists for other stories. Near the very end of the book there is an illustration of Mickey Mouse reading a book titled "Things to Come." Above him appear images from Bambi, Dumbo, and Fantasia. After that are two pages in color and two in black and white featuring concept art for those films as well as for Baby Weems and The Reluctant Dragon. There is paste-up text and illustration prints with handwritten corrections and even some original artwork on the inside cover and elsewhere. It measures approximately 11" x 9" and 1.5" thick. The spine is broken, much of the mock-up glue and tape is letting go from brittle pages. The contents of this book are truly fascinating as this was a very fertile period of the studio's history. It was produced just prior to both World War II and the Disney Studio strike. A copy of the published version is included. It too has some spine damage and is missing pages, but it serves as an interesting reference to compare with the original. Condition is Very Good.

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