BASED ON THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH ANIMATED FILM: SNOW WHITE, BOLDLY SIGNED BY WALT DISNEY
(DISNEY STUDIOS) GRIMM, Jacob and William. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Illustrated by Walt Disney [Studios]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1938). Oblong octavo, original half blue cloth, pictorial boards, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $12,000.
Early book adaptation of the Disney's groundbreaking, first full-length animated film, boldly signed across the front blank by Disney.
Snow White graced the screen in 1937, being the very first feature-length animated film, produced in defiance of the prevailing industry gospel that "animation could never sustain a feature-length film. Disney proved them spectacularly short-sighted" (Silvey, 204). The cels from which these illustrations are produced have been attributed to artist Gustaf Tenggren. First published as Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.
Book fine, dust jacket with light wear mainly to extremities. A beautiful near-fine copy, signed by Disney.