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Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979) was passionate about water-colour painting and by 1929 his highly regarded skill won him the post as a head animator at the Walt Disney Studios.
By the 1940s, he was producing commercial art to be used for magazine illustrations and began writing and illustrating a series of children's books. Hercules, Loopy, Creeper's Jeep and Sparky were all books he created but Little Toot was the one that would become an all-time bestseller. During World War II, Gramatky worked in Hollywood producing training films for the United States Air Force. From the 1950s he concentrated exclusively on fine art painting and writing & illustrating children's books. His last book was published posthumously in 1989.
First edition, first printing; 8vo, (21 x 19 cm); illustrated throughout with full-page and vignette colour lithographs by the Author, slight age-toning, otherwise fine; publisher's printed cloth, a couple of minor marks, slight rubbing to spine extremities, discreet bookseller's label to rear pastedown, pictorial dust-jacket, price-clipped, few small corner nicks not touching letters, clean split along front and spine panel fold but all considered a good copy.
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