Rare First Edition Little Golden Book of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup; inscribed by Walt Disney
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup.
Disney, Walt. Beecher, Elizabeth.$5,500.00
Item Number: 96583
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
Rare first edition Little Golden Book of this Disney tale of a fishing trip with Mickey Mouse and his loyal pup Pluto. Octavo, original illustrated boards with gilt spine label and elaborate full-color illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Frank Hart – Best Wishes – Walt Disney.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
The beloved Little Golden Books series of children's titles were the brainchild of Georges Duplaix, who in 1940 was head of Artists and Writers Guild Inc., a division of Western Publishing. With the idea of producing a colorful, more durable and affordable kind of children's book, Duplaix partnered with Simon & Schuster to print the first 12 titles in the series in 1942.