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    Garth Williams. Original Watercolored Blueline Cover Proof for The Chicken Book, 1946. Cover art/title page of Garth Williams' charming little book on baby chicks, quite a bit different from the final version published. Watercolor on thick paper with printed blueline outlines, and detail, measuring 10 x 14.5 inches, mounted on a thick paper layout board measuring 12.75 x 18.75 inches. Signed in full by Garth Williams on board at bottom right. Generally fine. From the Estate of Garth Williams.

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    Included is a worn copy of the book and dust jacket, published in 1946 by Howell, Soskin.

    Rich color suggestion by Garth Williams which was much simplified upon publication.



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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    8th Wednesday
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