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    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    These Happy Golden Years (Little House series), original cover art, 1953
    Watercolor and colored pencil on paper
    10.25 x 14.25 in. (main sheet)
    Main works signed

    Set of original artwork for the jacket design of the book including: main watercolor and colored pencil on paper design, pencil on tracing paper overlay, black and white print of the main image and jacket text.

    Condition Report*: Jacket text: area of loss to the lower edge. Missing text appliqués.  Adhesive residue. Black and white photocopy: light discoloration around the extreme edges. Lightly bumped extreme corners. Overlay taped to paper with non-archival tape. Pencil on tracing paper image: paper has slightly yellowed. Light handling creases throughout. Adhesive residue on the right extreme edge. Light folds on the upper right corner. Small tear on the lower right extreme edge. Main artwork: accretion on the top right edge. Extreme corners are slightly bumped. Light abrasion on the upper right extreme corner. Light adhesive reside on the top center edge. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    31st Wednesday
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