FOR THE COVER OF 'BABY ANIMALS'
Preliminary painting for
ca. 1955. On paper. Measures approx. 8 by 16 inches, in a mat 12 by 20 inches.
Overall fine condition and with marginal notes by Williams indicating color values. The illustration shows an
elephant carrying bears, a mouse, a raccoon, a fox, and followed by a kangaroo, and a giraffe with two longtailed passengers
was printed by Simon and Schuster (with a different design) in 1956, and is still in print.
Weedon, L. L.
THE LAND OF LONG AGO
A VISIT TO FAIRYLAND WITH HUMPTY DUMPTY,
London, Ernest Nister, n.d. (1898). First edition. Oblong 4to.
Red cloth spine, paper over boards, the rear boards plain but the upper
board with a chromolithograph of Humpty Dumpty and the nursery
rhyme characters portrayed as children. Patterned endpapers. Six large
chromolithographed full page pulldown popup scenes in tiers and
delicately diecut, depicting Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping
Beauty, PussinBoots, The Old Woman in the
Shoe and Beauty and the Beast. Edges worn and
covers rubbed, some fingering soil to the text, a
couple of corners creases to the popups but a
very nice copy. Neat gift inscription on the front
free endpaper dated 1899.