Monday, 19 September 2011

Book of the week - Walt Disney's Sketch Book Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1st edition, 1938

Another book with truly beautiful illustrations and one of the nicest (in my opinion) Disney books ever produced.  This is a rare first edition complete with original dust jacket.

Large format 12 x 9.5" with approximately 80 pages and 12 beautiful tipped-in tissue guarded colour plates mounted on thick brown card.

The plates show each of the characters in finished form (Sleepy, Dopey, Sneezy, Doc, Snow White, the Queen and so on) then there are numerous pages of black and white sketches showing the development of the various characters with notes about costumes and sets. Walt Disney's sketch book contains studies untouched by the various technical processes of cartoon film making.
Begun in 1934 when Walt Disney, inspired by the Grimm's fairy story, began the preliminary sketches on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which formed the basis of his first full length cartoon film. Amazingly this book was never published in America.

I'm featuring this book to share some of the illustrations with you but maybe you would rather see something different. I value any comments you might like to make.

Walt Disney's sketch book Snow White is now sold, thank you for your interest.


  1. Oh, so beautiful! I remember seeing these pictures. I love the pic of the cottage.

  2. Glad you like them. I think they are beautiful too.

  3. Hello,

    Thank you for the comment on Book Blogs.

    I am now following your lovely blog, I love it! Very cute!

    I would really appreciate it if you could also follow my blog at Storybook Love Affair -



  4. Hi Megan
    Thanks for following I'm following you too. Your review of 'Her Fearful Symmetry' is excellent.

  5. Pages within that sketchbook must be fascinating! I love reading about books and poring over their illustrations, so anything you share, Barbara, expensive or otherwise, will be quite a treasure.

  6. That is such a lovely thing to say, thank you.

  7. barbaraannefisher30 October 2011 at 08:56

    Hello Snow White Sanctum
    Thanks for calling in.
    It is a beauty in lovely condition.
    Love your blog btw


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