A bit of animation history. A facsimile reprint of the classic 1920 text that was used by Walt Disney and other animation pioneers at the dawn of the industry.
From the publisher:
First published in 1920, this is one of the first and best books on the art of animation. Edward Lutz's classic contains many shortcuts to the process of film animation. These shortscuts were a trademark of Lutz's teaching. This book offers tips on drawing anatomy and motion and gives detailed instructions on how animated pictures are made and work. Walt Disney used an original copy of this book, relying heavily on its advice and teaching. This is both a valuable guide to animation and an extremely collectible classic.
This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.