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    John Miller -Little Golden Book #137 Puss In Boots Cover and Story Illustration Original Art, Group of 22 (Simon and Schuster, 1952). Once upon a time, a miller died leaving the mill to his eldest son, his donkey to his second son, and a cat to his youngest son. The eldest son kept the mill, the second son took the donkey and set off in search of his fortune, while the third sat down on a stone and sighed, "A cat! What am I going to do with that?" The cat heard his words and said, "Don't worry, Master. What do you think? That I'm worth less than a half-ruined mill or a mangy donkey? Give me a cloak, a hat with a feather in it, a bag and a pair of boots, and you will see what I can do." John Miller's delightful cover and interior illustrations for Puss In Boots bring the adventures of the clever cat to life. The cover illustration has an image area of 7" x 9" , while the interior illustrations have an approximate image area of 6" x 6.5". The illustrations were painted on board, but some of the paintings have only the top paper surface and not the support board. Many of the type-set captions have slipped off the illustrations; otherwise the art averages a Very Good condition. A pasted-up layout for an alternate cover is included in this lot. From the Random House Archives.

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