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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom by  Peter (essay)  Christopher; Blake - First Edition - 1973 - from Knickerbocker Books (SKU: 006376)

The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom

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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom

by Finch, Christopher; Blake, Peter (essay)

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Harry N Abrams Inc., 1973. 1973 First Edition.NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD original printed acetate jacket. A clean, unmarked and well-bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Ivory cloth hardcover features die-cut cardboard Mickey Mouse and a can of paint on front, spine titled in gilt. Cover is clean and cutouts are in fine condition. Slight toning to cloth along edges and a light vertical wave to cloth at center of spine. Book is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The clear acetate jacket is printed with title information on front, flap copy on front and rear flap. The jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf rubbed. There is a 2" closed tear at bottom of front jacket panel (small pieces of clear archival tale applied to inverse side of jacket at start and end of tear to prevent it continuing), short tear and chip at top of rear flap fold and some cloudy discoloration and waviness to bottom rear corner near flap. Overall the jacket, notoriously fragile, is very well preserved. A monumental work, profusely illustrated with 763 illustrations of which 351 are in color. There are several foldouts. 10-1/2 x 13-1/2". 458 pages. including detailed index. A heavy book (nearly 8 lbs. not including packaging) will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.


The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms (also known as The Art of Walt Disney) is a book by Christopher Finch, chronicling the artistic achievements and history of Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company. The original edition was published in 1973; revised and expanded editions were issued in 1975, 1995, 2004, and 2011. The newest edition of the book covers a broad history of the company and specific sections for movies, Pixar, live action and the Theme parks. The latest edition also includes a foreword by John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Disney who is currently on a six-month sabbatical after alleged misconduct. First published in 1973, by Harry N. Abrams, Inc, The Art of Walt Disney is one of the most successful and influential illustrated art books on American popular culture ever published. This book was the first to reveal the wealth of concept art, animation drawings, and archival material created in the course of animating films.

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On Feb 20 2012, Kitab10 said:
I purchased two versions of this book for my son as a gift for his birthday. He saw it somewhere during a visit with family and wanted a copy. I haven't given it to him yet. There is another three weeks or so before his birthday. The book, at first glance appears to be as described. But I am unable to really get a look at it. My son is Autistic and watches my every move. I won't get to really look at it until I give it to him. It was shipped properly and appeared warned around the edges, a little smudged. But I could not really get a good look. The big thing will be if there is any writing in it. My son will not like that. I think that it was a good price for the book overall, from what I could see. I did not have any problems in receiving it.


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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom
Finch, Christopher; Blake, Peter (essay)
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
First Edition
Harry N Abrams Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Bookseller catalogs
Performing Arts, Film & TV; Children's & Illustrated;

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