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    Original Painting of Alternate Cover Art by Garth Williams

    Garth Williams. Original painting for an unused dust jacket design for The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, 1960, featuring Chester Cricket and Tucker Mouse. Ink and watercolor/gouache on stiff paper. One sheet measuring 8.875 x 6 inches. With notations on verso reading "Customs declaration item A" in Williams' hand (Williams was sending much of his artwork to New York from his home in Mexico), and "NOT this one" in an unknown hand, but likely that of H. D. (Hal) Vursell, editor of the juvenile department of Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. Unsigned. In fine condition. From the Estate of Garth Williams.

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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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