Mickey Mouse and His Friends (Association copy)
New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1937.
New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1937. First edition. Inscribed by Disney: "To Barret Kiesling with best wishes Walt Disney." Also taped in is a thank you card from Disney's family, ostensibly sent to Kiesling upon Walt Disney's death in 1966. Kiesling was the Publicity Director at MGM for roughly 30 years (1928 - 1955), he also wrote a book on film, "Talking Pictures," also published in 1937. He was a devoted book collector, amassing a substantial library of signed or inscribed first editions from the leading authors and film luminaries of his day. While inscribed copies of Disney's work do appear on the market periodically, we can trace no other signed or inscribed copy of this work in the auction record. A Very Good + copy of the book, boards a bit bowed, and the spine lightly toned and with minor wear a the ends. Internally in excellent condition. Issued without a dust jacket. Very Good + (Item #1672)