FIRST EDITION OF LADY AND THE TRAMP, BOLDLY SIGNED BY WALT DISNEY
(DISNEY, Walt) GREENE, Ward. Lady and the Tramp. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1953). Octavo, original half orange cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of the beloved classic tale, boldly signed across the title page by Walt Disney in his characteristic blue ink. a lovely copy in the original dust jacket.
Ward Greene, the editor and manager of the newspaper syndicate King Features, was the author of the short story, "Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog," which came to Walt Disney's attention. At Disney's request, Greene developed the story into a full-length novel on which the film, one of the most popular of Disney's animated features, was based. First edition, with "First Printing" on copyright page: published before the film's release. Featuring charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi.
Book fine; light chipping to extremely good price-clipped dust jacket.