The first ever "waddle" book, with two original watercolor prototype waddle figures created by Fred Voges.
Near fine in very good jacket.
MICKEY MOUSE WADDLE BOOK
Waddle books included die-cut figures that could be assembled to move without contrivances. The scarce waddles are not present in this copy, but included are 2 waddle figures used as prototypes for the book. The first is Mickey Mouse; the second, Bandit Rooster, interestingly did not make it into the final production. Each figure is complete in 5 and 4 pieces respectively, but without the metal connections. Instead there are little slats cut in that allow the pieces to stand. Also included is the original letter of provenance directly from the home of Fred Voges, one of the foremost designers of paper and diecast toys. He was involved in the design of Blue Ribbon pop-ups and the rare Waddle books.
New York: Blue Ribbon, (1934). Original pictorial boards. Illustrated by the Disney Studios with color endpapers, 12 bright full color illustrations and many black-and-white images. Instructions for assembling are in the rear. Slightest soiling at margins; jacket chipped and dusty.
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