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    First Edition of Walt Disney's Fantasia

    [Walt Disney]. Deems Taylor. Walt Disney's Fantasia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.

    First edition. Quarto. 157 pages.

    Publisher's buff cloth with blue stamped titles to front and spine. Minor sunning to top edge of rear board with a one-eighth-inch split at top of rear joint. Spine has a very slight lean. Inscription on front free endpaper. Name embossed on first two leaves. Mild toning to page edges. Dust jacket is rubbed with several small chips and tears. Some material loss at spine head that wraps around to front and rear panel. There is a vertical fold line running almost the length of the front panel. Beautiful, full color illustrations; fifteen of which are on tipped-in plates. Overall, a very good copy of this gorgeous production.

    Kay Nielson, a Danish illustrator, worked on the Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria sequences in the film version of Fantasia. Some of his brilliant and underrated work is featured in this section of the book.

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