Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 18

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
ERIC GURNEY (1910-1992)
"The Digging-est Dog." Together, 29 illustrations for the cover, endpapers, and nearly complete interior pages for book of the same title by Al Perkins (New York: Random House, 1967). Primarily pen and ink over blue pencil on paper, some with collaged elements and correction fluid.

Full sheets measure 345x480 mm; 13 3/4x19 inches. All sheets signed "E. Gurney" in lower right image. Cornered to pages in spiral-bound portfolio. With registration marks, page numbers, and scattered printer's notes in margins. Lot excludes title page, pages 8-9, 16-17, 18-19, and 30-31. A copy of the book, a storyboard of the cover with printed pastedowns, and an additional color sketch for the cover with printing notations accompany the lot.

Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Illustration House, Inc.