Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney
Rare first edition Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs book, singed by Walt Disney and 51 of the film's animators. Adapted from Grimm's Fairy Tales. Published by Harper and Brothers. New York. USA. 1937.
First edition, first printing. A lavishly inscribed copy by Walt Disney and 51 of the 64 animators who contributed to making of the film. Pictorial paper boards, black cloth backstrip, pictorial endpapers. With the original pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a full blue morocco solander box. Illustrated with Walt Disney Studio colour and black and white illustrations throughout. A very attractive copy. This is almost certainly one of the copies from RKO's first International Sales Convention at the Hotel George V in Paris, inviting 24 potential European distributors (dubbed "The European Foreign Legion"). The agenda included a screening of Snow White, who was Disney's distributor. For this important two-day business meeting, Disney orchestrated the signing of a number of copies of the book version of Snow White to be given as gifts. He signed boldly at the bottom of the title page, instructing the movie's animators and other creative personnel to sign the title page and opposite, as well as on the front free endpaper. This is one of those few, wonderful signed copies, boasting, in addition to Disney's, signatures from 51 of the film's 64 principal creators.