Lot 608: Walt Disney

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:05:53

Lot 608: Signed book: Ave Maria. First edition. NY: Random House, 1940. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7.25 x 10.25. Signed opposite the title page in fountain pen by Disney, "Walt Disney," signed and inscribed by the lyricist, "Ila Tonkin, with best wishes, Rachel Field, 1940," Disney animator Frank Onaitis, "The best of all, Within your call, And may your hopes come true, Let there be peace, Within this piece, That music is for angels & you, Franklin T. Onaitis, 1941," and Dora Shaw Heffner, "May you enjoy this book with the autographs of the authors and that of the donor—Dora Shaw Heffner, Christmas 1940." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG+/VG-. Disney commissioned Field, an award-winning children's author, to write the lyrics for the version of Schubert's 'Ave Maria' used in the groundbreaking 1940 film Fantasia; this book was released in conjunction with the film. Between Disney's enormous, bold signature and those of his collaborator, this is an absolutely exquisite piece.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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