Walt Disney’s Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs First Edition 1938
Walt Disney’s Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is for sale. This is the first edition of the Walt Disney’s Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that was published by Collins in London in 1938. This vintage Disney book was only published in the UK and so this is a particularly scarce vintage Snow White book. This book is packed with illustrations used in the Walt Disney Snow White animation film that was released just one year earlier in 1937.
This scarce Snow White book for Disney’s first full length animation film measures an impressive 9.75 x 11.75 inches (approximately), and has numerous conceptual and planned story board images of sketches that helped to develop the Walt Disney Snow White animation film. This Walt Disney Sketch Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has a colour frontispiece and 11 other colour tipped in plates that are laid on brown art paper and feature all the main characters from this timeless Disney animation film. Each of the 12 stunning colour plates measure 5.50 x 8.00 inches (approximately), with each having their own thick captioned tissue guard, with the exception of the frontispiece that has a plain tissue guard as issued.
The original dust jacket is in Good condition that is mostly complete and still has its price to the front flap. However, the dust jacket does have a very small piece missing from the top edge of the front and top edge of the back of the jacket; small loss to the top of the joint of the front cover and front flap; foxing to the reverse of the jacket that comes through to near the spine where there is also slight fading; and a small repair to the reverse of the dust jacket that measures 3 inches (approximately). This scarce dust jacket does have some faults, but remains structurally very sound and very attractive.
The original beige binding has the title and Walt Disney name in the style of the hand of Walt Disney. The binding is in Very Good + condition with very light wear to the bottom edges, very light corner knocks; and extremely light marks to the spine that are barely noticeable and only mentioned for completeness.
The pages are unpaginated as issued, have decorated endpapers to the front and back of the book, have numerous Disney studio sketches of Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, The Prince, The Queen, The Witch and others from the Walt Disney animation film. The pages are exceptionally clean with no inscription and in Near Fine condition.
Walt Disney Snow White is avidly collected throughout the world, with new merchandise still being produced, making this vintage original Walt Disney book that was only published by Collins in London one of the most de