Thursday, December 24, 2009

Artist’s Dummy with Original Jacket

An original, unbound dummy or mock-up that once belonged to Robert Lawson. A dummy or mock up copy is an original prototype of a proposed book intended to show a publisher the bulk and page size of a book and to help the publisher plan the layout of the book jacket. Shown here are two of the thirty-seven single sheets of Bristol board with drawings in soft pencil. All artwork and text was later published except for a few variant illustrations and a few text corrections in Lawson’s hand. Contained in the dummy is the original illustration used for the book cover.

Gift of Frederick R. Gardner

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