A first printing of this out-of-print book.
From the publisher:
Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass are best-known for producing some of the most popular animated holiday TV specials ever aired, including the long-running "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty The Snowman," "The Year Without A Santa Claus" and "The Hobbit." They have also brought us animated feature films including "Mad Monster Party" and "The Last Unicorn," and cartoon series such as "ThunderCats," "The Jackson Five" and "SilverHawks." This definitive, authorized history and celebration of Rankin/Bass animation documents every one of their productions with rare photographs, production stills, concept drawings and memorabilia, along with extensive commentary by Arthur Rankin and dozens of the artists, actors and animators he worked with.
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.