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10 December 1999
DISNEY, Walt. Ave Maria: an interpretation from Walt Disney's "Fantasia" inspired by the music of Franz Schubert. Lyrics by Rachel Field. [New York]: Random House, 1940.
8o (254 x 174 mm). Color illustrations, pictorial endpapers; some initial letters, music, and decoration printed in gilt. Original gilt-lettered blue cloth (some wear to spine ends and corners).
FIRST EDITION. BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY WALT DISNEY across title-page, AND ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED WITH SKETCHES BY FIVE DISNEY ILLUSTRATORS AND STAFF CONNECTED WITH FANTASIA. Comprises: a half-page pencil sketch by Mary Blair (named a Disney "Legend" in 1991), four dancing mushrooms from Fantasia sketched in pencil and inscribed by her husband Lee Blair, a bar of music in three colors for "The Reluctant Dragon" song signed by its composer Charles Wolcatt, an ink drawing of Pegasus from Fantasia by Ted Sears, and the head of Mickey Mouse in ink signed by John [i.e. Jack] Cutting (who has presumably drawn a face inside the first initial letter of the Preface). A REMARKABLE DISNEY ASSOCIATION COPY.
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