Harry Abrams, 1973. FIRST EDITION, first printing Large thick oversized 10½" x 13½" (27cm x 34cm) Folio, white cloth, with die-cut color relief of Mickey Mouse holding a paint brush, with paint bucket, on front cover. Complete with scarce original illustrated glassine dust jacket, tears, chips, and creases, but titles and illustrations fine. This is the only full account of Disney's career to benefit from free access to the Walt Disney archives. Included are dozens of interviews with past and present Disney employees and hundreds of previously unpublished drawings, paintings, and photographs. Many film stills and documentary photographs enrich the story, and we learn how film-making skills were adapted to aid in the design of the parks, bringing to life unexpected combinations of nostalgia and electronics. “From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom” by Christopher Finch, with a Special Essay by Peter Blake. Profusely illustrated (with 763 illustrations, including 351 color plates).Considered the ultimate Disney overview. 460 pages.