This 1948 second printing of the original edition is from the library of Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos. His original sales receipt from 1996 is laid in.
Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. This early printing has better reproduction, with more tonal range in the pencil drawings, than later reprintings and the current Titan re-issue.
From the dustjacket: "Intended for the artist who wishes to make illustration a career...Creative Illustration is a real professional course in the subject, worth many times its price."
From Loomis' introduction: "It is one thing to draw the figure well, but quite another to set that figure into a convincing environment, to make it tell a story, and to give it personality and dramatic interest. My purpose is to present what, in my experience, have proved to be the fundamentals of illustration." Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or advertising illustration. Seven Parts: Line; Tone; Color; Telling the Story; Creating Ideas; Fields of Illustration; Experiment & Study.