Rare original working manuscript mock-up book and cover art "The Nightingale" by the artist illustrator Beni Montresor.
Beni Montresor (Italian, b.1926-2001).
Hans Christian Andersen "The Nightingale" adapted by Alan Benjamin and illustrated by Beni Montresor (Caldecott medalist).
Original watercolor cover art of The Nightingale with editing text, typed and handwritten.
Approx. 32 pages plus many additional notations on loose paper.
Dimensions: watercolor cover art: 12.6" x 10", mock up pages: 12.6" x 10".
Publisher: Crown, New York 1985.
Condition: good original estate condition.
Provenance: Beni Montresor estate.
Summary: Despite being neglected by the emperor for a jewel-studded bird, the little nightingale revives the dying ruler with its beautiful song.