Monday, October 12, 2015

David McKay 1937 Snow White Book

David McKay Company was a book publisher based in Philadelphia. They were known not only for storybooks, but for comic books as well, having issued some of the first American titles.

In 1937, they released a Snow White hardcover book with dust jacket. Contains B+W illustrations with some color. 42 pages. Measures approximately 9.5' x 10.5". Printed by Western Publishing. Original retail price $1.

Cover image via Heritage Auctions.


The front and back endpapers are decorated with an illustration of the dwarfs marching through the forest.




Title page.




A few sample pages.



Illustrations and text copyright Disney/David McKay Company, 1937. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Sample page photos courtesy of the Michael Filippello Collection.



An advertisement for the book featuring Dopey could be found in various 1938 comic books.

Comic Book Ad image via kenyatabks.


The book was also promoted in newspapers. In an earlier post, see an ad with Bashful in the January 13, 1938 New York Times.

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