MR. MICHAEL MOUSE UNFOLDS HIS TALE ... REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT IN THE COLLECTION OF MRS. CATHARINE T. PATTERSON.

[New Haven: Yale University Library, 1956]. A significant lot of production material, as below. Variously good to fine. Item #WRCLIT68492

The edition consisted of three hundred copies reproduced in facsimile of the original illustrated manuscript, printed in collotype under the direction of Harold Hugo and Carl P. Rollins, with the plates colored via stencil by Maria Bittner. Present here is a binder's dummy (in full cloth), made up of both colored and uncolored sheets, with annotations on the front endsheet detailing the specifications for the binding materials actually used for the published book. Laid in are six leaves of the illustrations in colored state and four in blue-line proofs, as well as the letterpress colophon (all trimmed slightly smaller than the final textblock). Also present are unbound, untrimmed sheets, two images per sheet (recto and verso) extending to the format markings, including duplicates, as follow: 48 untrimmed sheets of the images in colored state; 33 sheets (numbered in pencil 2 through 35) in mixed colored and uncolored states, trimmed to various sizes; and finally, five sheets bearing the printed colophon on one side and a colored illustration on the verso. There are some minor variations in coloring, suggesting these may have been either test sheets, or possibly rejected sheets.

Price: $750.00

Binder's Dummy and Unbound Sheets