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    Modern American Painting Hardcover Walt Disney Autographed First Edition (Dodd, Mead and Co., 1939). This lot is one of the most historic pieces we have ever seen. This is a first edition copy of the book titled Modern American Painting, published in 1939 by Dodd, Mead and Co. It has 86 color illustrations from the series on Contemporary American Artists published in LIFE. This copy was a gift to Disney employee John Dunn and is inscribed "Kindest Regards and Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery". It is then signed by an amazing 47 of the Disney/Hyperion Studio employees, including the last signature, a bold Walt Disney (the Disney Hyperion Studio operated from 1929-1939). It seems like this is comprised of many of the people who worked on Donald Duck's "Autograph Hound". The Signatures include the Director Jack King, and animators on this short Johnny Cannon, Paul Allen, Ed Love, Rex Cox, and Ed Dunn (who animated at Disney from 1939 to 1941). Other notables on this amazing look into the Disney Hyperion Studios' last days include: Preston Blair, John Lounsbery, Nick Nichols, Norm Ferguson (signed "Fergie"), Jack Hannah, Gerry Geronimi, Tee Hee, Les Clark, Dick Lundy, Hal King, Volus Jones, and many others. It's interesting that the signatures are in pen and ink, graphite, colored pencil, Conte crayon etc. One of the most unique looks at the studio near the end. It is super rare to have so many studio signatures along together with Walt Disney! In Fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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