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    Scarce in Pictorial Board and Endpapers; The First Mention of Donald Duck

    [Walt Disney Studios]. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1931].

    First edition. Octavo. [32] pp., including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with color drawings.

    Original red cloth boards, with color pictorial label on the front cover, and color pictorial endpapers. There is no label on the rear cover. Extremities rubbed, light wear to the top and bottom of spine. Slight scrape to the front cover label. Overall, a very good, clean and sound copy of the first major Disney story book. Scarce.

    Every page is illustrated in color with Mickey and the gang in this early and significant presentation of their antics and personality development. In fact, this book includes the first reference to Donald Duck, who didn't become a real Disney character until 1934. These characters have dominated the imagery and ideas of generations of children and here is one of the early appearances.

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