Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reprint of 1937 Children's Book (50th Anniversary - 1987)

Front Cover and Spine

In 1987, Abrams Publishers produced a 50th Anniversary Edition reprint of the 1937 children's hardcover, The Complete Story of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (see the original in another post). Throughout this 80 page book, the original artwork is gorgeously reproduced in both B+W and color. Except for the inclusion of a few Gustav Tenggren concept illustrations, the book was entirely drawn by Disney artist Tom Wood.

Title Page

Both text and images incorporate fragments of the story that weren't included in the film...such as Snow White's mother longing for a child and the Dwarfs' bed-building scene.


Here's a look at some of the artwork...

Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Abrams, c.1938. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Image scans courtesy of The Raymond Collection.

Many more illustrations fill the pages of this Snow White volume which is still available cheap from any number of online resellers. ISBN: 0810915154.


  1. You know what ? You always amaze me !
    I recently found out that this book existed, and the article I read only showed the picture of Snow White's mother ... And I was disappointed not to be able to find the book in its entirety. And now I find it here, in great quality !
    Really, thank you !!! :)

  2. Ok so I see that the book is supposed to have 80 pages, my bad, but thank you for sharing those wonderful illustrations !! :D

  3. We have Snow White collector Kurt Raymond to thank for these great image scans. He's offered a lot of terrific photos to this blog over the last year or so. And as always, it's my pleasure to post them.