SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999. Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump!

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SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999.
Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump!

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SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999.
Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! Ink and watercolor, mostly on card, with a few corrections in white gesso, various sizes, ranging from 114 x 68 mm to 283 x 178 mm, each trimmed to irregular shapes around the illustrations. Together with 2 typescript pages of rhymes and 3 black and white photo reproductions of drawings. All showing slight handling and yellowing, three with stains from adhesive on the verso bleeding through.
Provenance: Dr. Barbara Sproul.

Included are 36 of 41 illustrations used in the book (lacking the illustrations of the Terrrible Feezus, Man-Eating Fullit, Bloath, Flying Festoon, and the carboard box illustration for "How to Catch a Gleech"). Not published in the final book are a kitchen sink illustration, captioned "The Gritchen in my Kitchen"; an original illustration of a Tibble-Tooth Beast with a photo reproduction of the same, pasted-up with a typescript of the accompanying rhyme; an untrimmed illustration captioned "Booritch," also with a typescript leaf bearing the rhyme for this creature; a second typescript leaf with a rhyme entitled "The Tune of the Blastodon," without an illustration; and
6 unidentified creatures (one only in black and white photo reproduction).

Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump! and Other Fantasies was originally published in 1964, using illustrations that had mostly appeared in Playboy magazine from 1960 to 1963. It came out the same year that Silverstein's most famous children's book, The Giving Tree was published.
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SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999. Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump!
SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999. Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump!
SILVERSTEIN, SHEL. 1930-1999. Archive of 45 original colored watercolor drawings for Uncle Shelby's Zoo: Don't Bump the Glump!
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