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    Garth Williams. Ten Sheets of Original Spot Illustrations for Laura Ingalls Wilder's On the Banks of Plum Creek, 1953. Pencil on paper. Ten sheets, measuring approximately 9 x 6 inches, containing seventeen charming tiny drawings. All initialed by Garth Williams. Even though these appear in a little folder with Williams' notation "Not for publication," these appear to be the originals reproduced exactly in the book as spot illustrations decorating chapter headings. All in generally fine condition. From the Estate of Garth Williams.

    There are no finished original illustrations from On the Banks of Plum Creek. The finished drawings were lost by the publisher, and Garth Williams never received them back. The rough sketches and preliminary drawings that we are offering in this auction are all that exist.

    Though these are merely "spot" illustrations and small chapter headings and not full illustrations, these DO seem to be the original drawings used in the book.


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    February, 2012
    8th Wednesday
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