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The Steig Album by William Steig - First Edition - 1953 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

The Steig Album

by William Steig

Condition: Very good


New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953. First Edition. Pictorial boards. Very good. William Steig. A very good first edition compiling Steig's work up to 1953. Yellow pictorial boards. Binding is sturdy and square. Toning to first free endpaper. Gift inscription dated 1953 (NOT by Steig). Signatures to many of the cartoon illustrations from unknown persons. 318 pp. Quarto, 8 x 11 inches tall. Early work from the Creator of Shrek, the lovable ogre. This is an interesting copy, as it is full of signatures o various people---I've spot checked a few of them on Google, but can't figure out if they were friends and colleagues of Steig or just random people of significance to the previous owner. "William Steig was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name" ---wikpedia


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