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    BERNARD WABER (American b.1924)
    Lyle the Crocodile, original specialty sketch illustration
    Ink on paper
    10-1/2 x 8in.
    Signed lower right
    Inscribed:"Lyle at Christmas, '98"

    "Christmas is an especially festive time for everyone's favorite crocodile, Lyle. Lyle loves Bird and Loretta the cat, who live with Mr. Grumps. He loves East 88th Street, the house he shares with the Primms and his mother. Lyle's only problem is that he can't decide what he wants for Christmas. However, not everyone is filled with holiday cheer. Mr. Grumps has the holiday blahs so much so that even his adored cat, Loretta, has had it with miserable Mr. Grumps. And then, just a few days before Christmas Loretta disappears and the entire neighborhood joins Mr. Grumps in the hunt for the lost cat. Will he be able to find Loretta before Christmas and restore the holiday cheer to East 88th Street?" The irresistible charm of the Lyle stories is captured in this superb sketch.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    12th Wednesday
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