Lot #644
Norman Rockwell Signed Book with Sketch

Rockwell sketches a 'bedsheet ghost' in a first edition of My Adventures as an Illustrator

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Estimate: $1000+


Rockwell sketches a 'bedsheet ghost' in a first edition of My Adventures as an Illustrator

Signed book: My Adventures as an Illustrator. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 436 pages. Thoughtfully signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "Greetings to Jane Fradenburgh, my former classmate, who can still beat me into print cause my son Tom wrote this book. Cordially, Norman Rockwell." He adds a sketch of a child in a ghost costume below, and also signs on behalf of his son and ghostwriter Tom Rockwell. In fine condition.

Accompanied by a note with instructions for Rockwell's signing, in full: "Jane does more than work at the Bookshop. In keeping the book department organized, she is 'it.' She spent much time preparing things for your autographing, but due to a death in her family, she was unable to be here on the 20th. I know she'd appreciate the little drawing of the ghost."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021

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