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Color Illustrations; This lot includes both the salesman's dummy, with non-consecutive representational color illus & mostly blank pages. Hard cover Near fine/Fine. And, as well, the publisher's uncorrected proof copy of the dummy in original color pictorial wrappers. Notes: "Proofs are collected for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are two: they're early -- preceding the first edition -- and they're rare -- often being produced in quantities of only a couple of dozen copies. In addition, many books undergo their final revisions by authors or editors after the printing of the proof copies, so proofs often show a state of the author's work, otherwise unpublished, that precedes the final version. This can be enormously interesting and informative to scholars or students of a writer's work, and even just to avid fans without a formal scholarly stake in such knowledge. " [Lopez]. Salesman's Dummy is a term used for pre-publication copies. Often they have samples of various types of binding and include a truncated synopsis of the work itself. This can then be shown to the Dealer and orders taken for different designs. Normally both of these are printed in very limited editions and with experimental art work and materials. Frequently existing in runs of less than 50.
Title: NUTCRACKER (SENDAK, MAURICE, ILLUS. SALESMAN'S DUMMY AND UNCORRECTED PROOF, 2 VOLUMES)
Categories: Sendak, Maurice,
Publisher: N Y, Crown,: .
Binding: Hardcover and soft
Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
Item: 0.00 Item
Seller ID: 35060