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No big shocker that the MegaCollector has a signed first edition of Advanced Animation, Preston Blair's Walter Foster book.
But for those familiar with the seminal work by the well-known animator and textbook author, there are some surprises inside that particular edition ...
Unless you also own a first edition, you won't be familiar with the images above and below. That's because after the edition appeared, a friendly MGM lawyer reminded the Walter Foster people that they hadn't gotten permission to use the characters. So subsequent editions omitted the cat and mouse (which, we do not hesitate to remind you, are TM and © Turner Entertainment), in favor of generic characters of Blair's own design.
True story: many years ago I was a teaching assistant to an AAI animation class taught by Charlie Downs. One of Charlie's first assignments was to draw a horse-run cycle. As I shot the pencil tests, even my uneducated eye caught that there was an identical gremlin at the same point in each cycle.
A little detective work on Charlie's part determined the culprit. The students had cribbed from a horse run cycle on the cover of Blair's Cartoon Animation -- but two of the drawings were missing from the cover art!