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First edition of the first official book about Mickey Mouse, also featuring the first mention in print of the still-developing Donald Duck character in the scarce original dust jacket.
Disney first exposed its original characters to print through comic books, but this 1931 book followed quickly on the heels of their strips. The Donald Duck of this production is, simply, a duck: depicted in all yellow, with no clothes or special features of the other named characters like Minnie, Henry Horse, and Carolyn Cow. In 1934, Disney fleshed out Donald in their comics into the foil-like character with the short fuse. Today, copies are scarce in collectible condition, and especially so in the original dust jacket.
A number of archival paper repairs to verso of jacket, primarily at spine ends and folds.
Book with just a bit of wear to extremities.