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    Harrison Cady - Peter Rabbit Artist-Colored Production Art, Group of 4 (Little, Brown Company, 1941-44). Lovely suite of four miniature watercolor guides prepared by Harrison Cady for Thornton W. Burgess' Bedtime Story reprint editions, published in the early 1940s. Using photocopies of his grey-wash turn-of-the-century originals, reduced in size to 4.5" x 6", Cady added watercolor. He then noted each color in black or red pencil codes for engravers to follow. Note that all the prints were "flopped", resulting in backwards signatures! Included in this set are the following illustrations: (1) a plump Peter Rabbit, who decides to rename himself "Peter Cottontail" after a visit with Ol Mistuh Buzzard; (2) a tearful Peter gets rescued from a snare by his friend Danny Meadow Mouse; (3) Grandfather Frog on a lillypad, conversing with his good friend Jerry Muskrat; and (4) the first illustrated appearance of Sammy Jay, in his top hat and tails, as he is confronted by Reddy Fox. All pieces have been matted and framed for an overall size of 10" x 11.75", and are in Excellent condition. From the Estate of Bruce Hamilton.

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