Title: Goofy the Sportsman
Author: Walt Disney Productions Ltd.
Illustrator: Walt Disney Productions Ltd.
Year: 1973 (First Edition)
Publisher: Purnell & Sons Ltd.
Book Condition: Good/Fair
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Published in the wake of the 1972 Olympic Games, this rare offering from Walt Disney follows Goofy's efforts to become champion of the Disney Olympics. We learn about his sporting heritage as he takes us on a journey through time, beginning with Goopho the chariot racer; Goff, a Viking skilled at pole vaulting; and Black Dog, the master Native American canoeist, amongst others.
Superb, full-page technicolor illustrations throughout.
Glazed pictorial boards have minor creasing, plus a small dent at the top. Negligible pockmark to rear. Spine and corners bumped. Part of the front pastedown is coming away from the gutter, but remains free from loss. Minor foxing on two pages. Otherwise all pages are unmarked, bright, and free from foxing and tanning. Binding slightly loose, but the pages show no intention of wanting to come away.
Measures 26 cm × 17.5 cm (10.4″ × 7″). 4to. Unpaginated.