Art Instruction

 
John Atherton, Atherton, John, 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, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 166 pages, 3 color plates and over 400 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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John Atherton, Atherton, John, Near Fine. The first five pages show light wear, the rest are Fine. 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, 166 pages, 3 color plates and over 400 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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Chris Ayers, Ayers, Chris, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Culver City, CA, DesignStudio Press, 2009, 1st, 9781933492476, 8.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Inscribed on the title page with a drawing of a penguin. From the publisher: Following in the successful paw and hoof prints of The Daily Zoo:...

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Gottfried Bammes, Bammes, Gottfried, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Search Press, Kent, 2017, 9781782213581, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, 504 pages, over 1200 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Originally published in German in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes' Die Gestalt des Menschen is still considered the definitive guide...

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition, 2007, 1st, 9782867701665, 10.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the back cover: This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon...

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Beatrice Blue, Blue, Beatrice, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9780955153099, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Wander into the immersive illustrated mind of Beatrice Blue. Filled with playful characters, enchanting natural scenery, and...

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Don Bluth, Bluth, Don, Signed by the artist-author Don Bluth on the half-title page, Very Good+ ("The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County" Discard stamp otherwise no library marks or stamps, moderate cover wear, spine unbroken, flat, tight, clean), Dark Horse, Milwaukie, OR, 2005, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, color and black & white, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: In this volume, Don Bluth covers the process of designing characters, creating a performance, the timing and rhythm of movement,...

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Austin Briggs, Briggs, Austin, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The ringholes on two pages are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is miss, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 2 color plates, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 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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Austin Briggs, Briggs, Austin, Near Fine in Near Fine binder Pages are very clean. The first page has a small closed tear. The first and last pages have some toning. Ringholes show only very light wear. The binder is clean and unworn, only showing age., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 2 color plates, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 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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Fantasy! Cartooning
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Ben Caldwell, Caldwell, Ben, Very Good (moderate wear to the covers and edges, interior very flat, tight, clean), Sterling, New York, 2005, 2nd, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Ben's follow-up to Action! Cartooning. Lots of sketches & drawings of heroes & villains, fairies & goblins, and animals. Out of print.

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Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists
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William T. Cooper, Cooper, William T., Very Fine, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, 1st, 7.75 inches, 10.25 inches, 128 pages, 139 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

A great book with fantastic paintings. This book features three detailed step-by-step demonstrations of the artist creating a painting in watercolors, in...

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Tanks and How to Draw Them...
  $40.00
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Terence Cuneo, Cuneo, Terence, Very Good+ (light wear, sharp corners), Studio, London, 1943, 1st revised 1945, 6.8 inches, 5.5 inches, 64 pages, 86 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce--and fascinating--title in the Studio's excellent How to Draw series. First published in 1943, it was revised and reprinted in 1945 to incorporate...

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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
  $35.00
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine sunned), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings.

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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
  $35.00
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 2nd 1987, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings. Shows examples of the author's landscapes and still lifes, offers advice on...

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Gregg Davidson, Davidson, Gregg, Very Fine, Eagle Rock, Design Studio Press, 2019, 1st thus, 9780977861118, 5.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

Cinematics Storyboard Workshop is for any artist who wants to learn how to create professional, production-ready storyboards for film, animation,...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket edges), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, 0823022102, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 58 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings.

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Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, Very Fine, Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1950, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 86 pages, 1 color and 144 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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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $700.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (a clean, bright, unused se, Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1965, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, English

The Famous Artists School added a second correspondence course in 1956: The Famous Artists Cartoon Course! The faculty was composed of Rube Goldberg ,...

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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $600.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (the pages are very clean, ringholes only show occasional wear, the first and last page of each binder have some toning, light scuffing and wear to the edges and seams of the binders), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1956-60, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, English


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The Student's Guide to Painting
  $50.00
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Jack Faragasso, Faragasso, Jack, Very Good in Good dustjacket (mild foxing on the endpapers and first and last pages, spine slightly cocked, otherwise a very sound copy, dustjacket missing pieces), North Light, Westport, CT, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, 83 color and 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Here are the principles of painting and color as taught by Frank J. Reilly in his memorable teaching career at the Art Students League of New York." The...

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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The tracing paper page and one color plate have some wear along the edge. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, b, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, 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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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The tracing paper page and two color plates are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

A very sharp copy of this rare and sought-after volume. "America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting...

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Nathan Fowkes, Fowkes, Nathan, Signed by the author, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2016, 1st, 10 inches, 9 inches, 180 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing...

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Milton Glaser, Glaser, Milton, Very Fine, Hudson, NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899615, 9.7 inches, 7 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from...

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Brushwork for the Oil Painter
  $80.00
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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Fine in Fine dustjacket (a clean unread copy, dustjacket slightly shelfrubbed), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 150 color plates, 20 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This is the "New Revised Edition" of Brushwork (published in 1977) with nearly all new paintings. Whereas the first edition only had 24 pages in color,...

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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (upper corners lightly bumped, dustjacket lightly shelfrubbed, spine sunned), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, 48 color plates, 160 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

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Drawing Dynamic Hands - Inscribed
  $195.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 4th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, over 300 illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's fourth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / All fond wishes / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91" Hogarth...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1965, 10th printing 1978, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, over 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's second instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Hope you enjoy this / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Dynamic Anatomy - Inscribed
  $225.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper tips lightly bumped, otherwise crisp and sharp, dustjacket has two short closed tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1958, 11th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 232 pages, over 300 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's first instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Warm personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970, 12th printing 1986, 0823015750, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 176 pages, Over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Hogarth's third instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Best personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1992, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 200 two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's sixth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart Ng / With all good wishes / Burne Hogarth / May 94"...

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Steve Huston, Huston, Steve, Includes an exclusive illustrated bookplate signed by the artist, Very Fine, Grenoble, Rockport, 2016, 10 inches, 8.7 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Includes an exclusive illustrated bookplate signed by the artist! From the publisher: How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a...

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Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 978-1-912843-08-4, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Eliza Ivanova explains her approach and technique in this instructional book. A nice companion to her sketch/art book Raw Material. From the publisher:...

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John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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Jack Katz, Katz, Jack, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Berkeley, Windcast, 2005, 1st, 9780977292608, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, cloth spine, wraps, English

Inscribed on the copyright page "To Kurt / Best Wishes / Jack Katz 2007" with a pencil drawing of the head and torso of a nude man. The writer and...

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Painting Portraits
  $45.00
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Fine/NF, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Watson-Guptill, 1971, 1st, cloth

Contents: 1. Materials and Tools  2. Setting Up the Studio 3. Your Attitude Toward the Portrait 4. Preparing the Composition ...

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Djamila Knopf, Knopf, Djamila, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9781912843213, 11.5 inches, 8.9 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Illustrator Djamila Knopf leads us through her world, where anime-influenced characters, exquisite settings, and the process of...

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Joe Kubert, Kubert, Joe, #1247 of 1500 hardcover copies signed by Kubert, Near Fine (light bump to the head of the spine, covers lightly rubbed) issued without dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1999, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, over 150 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Basically, How to Draw Comics the Kubert Way. Learn how to draw super heroes from the legendary writer/illustrator Joe Kubert. The man that helped define...

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Morpho: Anatomy for Artists
  $30.00
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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2018, 9781681983745, 1681983745, 8.2 inches, 6 inches, 320 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This was a bestseller for us in the original French edition! Now it is available in English! From the publisher: In this book, Michel Lauricella...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985046, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Fat and Skin Folds, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985398, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Hands and feet, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. In...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985404, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Joint forms and muscular functions, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a mechanical view of the human body. In...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2021, 1st, 9781681987590, 7 inches, 5 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Muscled Bodies, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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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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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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