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    [Garth Williams, association]. E. B. White. The Trumpet of the Swan. [N.p., ca. 1969]. Photocopy of manuscript of White's book, with two pages of manuscript notes by Williams. From the Estate of Garth Williams.

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    Williams' manuscript notes on two quarto leaves. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. Rectos only, in pencil. Photocopied manuscript has 168 numbered pages, approximately 11 x 8.5 inches, rectos only. In publisher's mailing envelope, addressed to Williams. In the end, Williams decided against contributing artwork to this project. Generally good. From the estate of Garth Williams.

    The book "Letters of E.B. White" devotes several pages to why Garth Williams didn't illustrate Trumpet of the Swan after having done Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. The editor of the book summed it up as follows:

    "Garth Williams' failure to get the job of illustrating The Trumpet of the Swan was a severe blow to him and a great disappointment to White, who had found Williams easy to work with and who felt in his debt for the success of the two earlier books."



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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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