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    Classic Comics #5 Moby Dick - Kurtzman File Copy (Gilberton, 1942) CGC GD/VG 3.0 Light tan to off-white pages. This original first edition is listed in Overstreet as 1B; CGC notes that it is the "Interior Cover Promo Variant." At any rate, the most important aspect of this book is the fact that it was young Harvey Kurtzman's first professional work, assisting Louis Ferstadt. This copy was part of Harvey Kurtzman's personal collection; in fact, he had written "Property of Harvey Kurtzman" in ink on the back cover. Included with this lot are copies of affidavits from both Adele Kurtzman, Harvey's widow, and Denis Kitchen, the literary and art agent for Kurtzman's estate, verifying and authenticating Harvey's signature on this book. Kurtzman signed this book at the time of publication, making it a rare and unique piece of comics history. Overstreet 2003 GD 2.0 value = $228; VG 4.0 value = $456.

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