Art Instruction

 
Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 1681984482, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2019, 9781681984520, 1681984520, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This book provides a simplified and practical vision of the human skeleton to help you in your drawing studies. Here you will find...

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Loish (Lois van Baarle), Loish (Lois van Baarle), #3866 of the First Printing, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Worcester, 3DTotal Publishing, 2016, 1st, 978-1909414280, 190941428X, 10.4 inches, 10.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, wraps, English

This was the Kickstarter copy which comes with a deck of playing cards and a bookmark. The book itself is a first printing and individually numbered....

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears), Bonanza, New York, circa 1947, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black &...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear, corners rubbed but sharp, binding & interior very soun, Viking, New York, 1947, 2nd 1948, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, well-illustrated in black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This 1948 second printing of the original edition is from the library of Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos. His original sales receipt from...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $90.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $80.00
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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Drawing the Head and Hands
  $40.00
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket , Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2011, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

From the publisher: "The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
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Andrew Loomis, NF/VG+ (upper corner lightly bumped, other three corners sharp, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1943, 29th 1978, cloth spine

"A book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career." "Salable drawing must be good drawing, convincing and appealing, and Mr. Loomis drills his readers on the...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, London, Titan Books, 2011, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 204 pages, over 200 illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of Loomis' classic instruction book. The best book of its kind, how to draw idealized figures of the Chicago School epitomized...

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Fun With A Pencil
  $175.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine/NF. A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun With A Pencil
  $150.00
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Andrew Loomis, NF/NF (light shelfwear to bottom corners otherwise Fine, two short tears to very clean dustjacket) . A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth spine

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun with a Pencil
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Very Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2013, 1st thus, 9780857687609, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

A brand-new reprinting of Loomis' famous first instructional volume. Fabulous reproduction of the 1939 original. From the publisher: Andrew Loomis...

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I'd Love to Draw
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Titan, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A new Andrew Loomis book! Full of never before seen drawings by the famed Chicago school illustrator! Published for the first time, I'd Love To Draw is...

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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lightly rubbed), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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Successful Drawing
  $300.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
  $200.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
  $40.00
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, London, Titan, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Margit Malmstrom, Bruno Lucchesi, Malmstrom, Margit, Lucchesi, Bruno, Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson Guptill, 1977, 11.3 inches, 8.6 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

Demonstration sequences for standing, seated, and reclining nude figures, a bas-relief, and female and male torsos show the unique working methods of a...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress but none are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including the tracing paper foldout. Except for the first and last page which have some toning and wear, the pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild wear/stress. The one-page assignment sheet is m, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners rubbed, bookplate on front end paper, previous owner's signature of half-title page), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners lightly bumped otherwise bright & clean), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer, who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Doug Marlette, VG+ (mild shelf wear), Marlette, Doug, Houghton Mifflin, 1991, 1st, wraps, English

Doug Marlette describes the life and work of an editorial cartoonist, how he creates a caricature, and more.

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David Stone Martin, Martin, David Stone, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (very light wear), New York, Grumbacher, 1973, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, 28 pages, 61 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Framed Drawing Techniques
  $30.00
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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Eagle Rock, CA, Design Studio Press, 2019, 1st, 978-1-62465-0-406, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 136 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: No matter what stage artists are in their careers, "it's necessary to look toward the future eager to learn and to be better every...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 9781933492957, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, 230 black & white illustrations and 166 diagrams, Softcover, wraps, English

A clearly written instructional book for storytelling in both graphic novels and storyboards for motion pictures. The book explains fundamental concepts in...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-0-307, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 228 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Perspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce...


Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-032-1, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 132 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Building on the foundation established with Framed Perspective, Vol. 1: Technical Drawing for Visual Storytelling, artist and...

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Understanding Comics
  $125.00
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#635 of 750 copies signed by the artist, VF, Scott McCloud, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Understanding Comics (Signed)
  $50.00
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Scott McCloud, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 2nd, pictorial boards

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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James McMullan, McMullan, James, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Overlook, Woodstock, NY, 1994, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 158 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"An approach to drawing the figure from life based upon the body's rhythm." McMullin is a commercial illustrator (REVEALING ILLUSTRATIONS, The theatrical...

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Fine, issued without dustjacket, Jordi Mila, Stone Wen, Mila, Stone Wen, Jordi, Page One, 2009, 1st, 8.5 inches, 11.9 inches, 200 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: All the sketches selected in this book are from real projects. It shows the whole complete design processes including the product...

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William Mortensen, Mortensen, William, Very Good+ (front hinge starting, mild shelfwear, a solid copy), Camera Craft Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1937, 1st, 8.8 inches, 6.25 inches, 262 pages, 196 photographs, hardcover, cloth, English

A 1937 first printing of photographer William Mortensen's fourth book. For many years, this book has been one of the most valuable guides to eliminating...


Todd Polson, Maurice Noble, Polson, Todd, Noble, Maurice, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped with boards peeking otherwise Fine, very tight, very sound), San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2013, 2nd, 9781452102948, 1452102945, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Fine. Pages are clean. Ringholes are clean. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is clean, showing only light wear., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild to moderate wear, with a number of ringholes torn on the early pages. The binder is lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

This copy belonged to Edwin Eberman, with his name engraved on the binder. Together with Albert Dorne, Edwin Eberman was a co-founder of the Famous Artists...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binder. The binder is moderately worn along the edges and seams, and has a mild bump to the top of the spine., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

A complete copy with wear from use as well as storage (some folds and creases, torn or stressed ringholes, age toning, rust stains, other mild staining,...

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VF/VF, Philip Pearlstein, Viola, Jerome, Pearlstein, Philip, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

A thorough step-by-step description of the methods of this realist painter.

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without a dustjacket, David Pimentel, Pimentel, David, David Pimentel, 2010, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 100 pages, 140 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

David Pimentel was a story artist at Disney and Dreamworks and most recently Head of Story on Moana. He is currently co-directing the animated feature...

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, #82 of 108 copies, each volume signed by Scott Robertson with a drawing. In addition, these copies have each been inscribed by Robertson., Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very light rubbing to the exterior), Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2006, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144+144 pages, over 1350 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Drawthrough Limited Edition is an exclusive, two-volume limited edition set of both Start Your Engines and Lift Off from Design Studio Press. Richly...

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Limited to 1000 hardcover copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a spaceship., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to top edge of dustjacket,, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2006, 1st, 9781933492629, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144 pages, over 700 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Hardcover Edition limited to 1000 copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a race car. From the Publisher: from...

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