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    The Bambi Book (A Golden Shape Book) Storybook Illustrations by Mel Crawford Original Art Group of 6 (Walt Disney/Golden Press-Western Publishing, 1966). This die-cut book is a beautiful retelling of Disney's classic Bambi film, with wonderful artwork by Mel Crawford (1925 - 2015), a prolific illustrator of children's storybooks, comic books, and newspaper comic strips. From The Bambi Book, here is the original art for the title page, featuring Bambi with a butterfly (approximate image size 5" x 6.25"); pages 4-5 spread of forest animals (image size 16.75" x 8.75"); pages 8-9 spread of Friend Owl (image size 15.5" x 7.5"); pages 10-11 spread with Bambi and Thumper (18" x 8.75"); pages 16-17 spread of Bambi seeing his reflection in a pond (image size 16.75" x 9"); and page 24, last page in the book, with Bambi sleeping under snow-covered branch, "dreaming of spring" (image size 8.5" x 6"). The incredibly detailed art is painted with gouache and ink on illustration board; color prints of the published book pages for each illustration is included. Art condition is Very Good with minor handling wear.

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