Walt Disney’s Pinocchio First Edition Book 1940
Walt Disney’s Pinocchio first edition book, not dated but 1940, with an introduction by Walt Disney is for sale. This rare Walt Disney Pinocchio book was published by Collins in London, measures a large 8¾ x 11¼ inches (approximately) and has colour and black and white illustrations by Walt Disney studio artists taken from the Walt Disney second animation feature film from the same year.
The front board has a wonderful large colour illustration of Pinocchio with Jiminy Cricket, the back board has a large illustration of Jiminy Cricket, and the original green cloth spine is present.
The binding is in Very Good + condition with wear to the edges, rubbing to the top left corner of the front board, corner knocks and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. But the illustrations are still very bright and attractive.
The pages are unpaginated, as required, and have wonderful large decorated endpapers featuring Pinocchio in red on a yellow background.
The pages are in overall in Very Good + condition with a name written in a small and neat hand to the front free endpaper, otherwise the pages are very clean.
This is a very rare and collectable Walt Disney Pinocchio book with wonderful Disney illustrations taken from the early classic Disney animation film.