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DISNEY, Walt, Studios; TENGGREN, Gustaf, illustrator
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938. I'm not Happy! I'm Grumpy! DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [TENGGREN, Gustav, illustrator]. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Illustrated by Walt Disney. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1938. First edition. Oblong quarto (7 1/8 x 9 inches; 182 x 229 mm.). [38], [2, blank] pp. Vignette title and twenty-six illustrations of which thirteen are in full color, all by Gustav Tenggren. Publisher's dark blue backed floral boards with full-color illustration on front panel (duplicated in the book). A very fine copy in the equally fine original color pictorial dust jacket. The title-page states "Illustrated by alt Disney" however the illustrations are all by Gustav Tenggren - the chief illustrator for Disney's 1937 movie of the same name. Although fairly easily obtainable in acceptable condition - this copy is almost as new - by far the finest example that we have ever seen, and scarce as such. Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 - April 9, 1970) was a Swedish-American illustrator. He is known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Tenggren was a chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, in what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, when animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio were produced. In the 1920s, while continuing to illustrate a large number of children's books, Tenggren worked consistently in advertising up until the Great Depression; in 1936, he was hired by Walt Disney Productions, to work as … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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