Golden Age Illustrators

 
The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, NF/VG (one corner bumped, several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The Kewpie Kutouts
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Rose O'Neill, VG (boards worn along edges, 1" split at spine tail, "Katherine Bane/January 2, 1915" written on the cover and "Katherine/from Father/January 2, 1915" written on the title page, interior sound), O'Neill, Rose, Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1914, 1st, pictorial boards

This copy includes the Kewpie Kutout paper dolls with color fronts and backs. 14 kewpies, six paper dolls, five dresses with fronts and backs. The...

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Walt & Roger Reed, Reed, Walt & Roger, #97 of the deluxe edition of 250 copies signed by the author Walt Reed and containing an estate-stamped original drawing from a sketchbook of F. R. Gruger, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Madison Square Press, New York, 1984, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 355 pages, over 700 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, all edges gilt, English

"Society of Illustrators Special Edition." This is one of 250 deluxe editions signed by Walt Reed, containing an original drawing by Frederic Rodrigo Gruger...

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Fridolf Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Johnson, Fridolf, Kent, Rockwell, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear and rubbing to the lower front corner of the cover, interior Fine, flat, tight, clean), Dover, New York, 1976, 1st, 11.2 inches, 8.4 inches, xiv, 130 pages, 231 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

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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Very Fine, W. Emerton Heitland, Heitland, W. Emerton, Illustration House, 1998, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 8 pages, 19 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

19 pieces from the twenties and thirties fully described (with prices) and reproduced from the original art.

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The Illustration Collector #38A
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Very Fine, Walter Baumhofer, Baumhofer, Walter, Illustration House, 1998, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 12 pages, 39 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A nice cross-section of his work including quite a few romantic scenes a la Sundblom or Whitmore. 39 pieces fully described (with prices) and reproduced...

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The Illustration Collector #33
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Very Fine, Everett Shinn, Shinn, Everett, Illustration House, 1995, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 5 color and 35 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Everett Shinn was a painter of the ash can school as well as an illustrator. 40 pieces from 1915-1920 fully described (with prices) and reproduced from...

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The Idea + Story Without Words
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Frans Masereel, Fine in a VG+ box (box has rubbed edges), Masereel, Frans, Redstone Press, 1986, 2nd, cloth, English

Two of Frans Masereel's picture novels, back to back, in one handsome volume.

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The Hawaiian Shirt
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H. Thomas Steele, VF, Steele, H. Thomas, Abbeville, 1984, 8th, pictorial boards


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Harry Rountree, Fine/VG+ price-clipped dust jacket (dust jacket corners rubbed), Darwin, Bernard, Rountree, Harry, Storey Communications, 1988, 1st thus, cloth

Rountree was an avid golfer and illustrated several golf books, however this title is his most famous golf book by far. A tour of Britain's golf courses...

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Bernard Darwin, Harry Rountree, Darwin, Bernard, Rountree, Harry, Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket (topedge lightly spotted, dustjacket edge rubbed with two small closed tears), Storey Communications, Pownal, VT, 1988, 1st thus, 9.4 inches, 7.4 inches, 290 pages, 50 color and 14 black & white plates, hardcover, cloth, English

British illustrator Harry Rountree was an avid golfer, illustrating several golf books--and this title is his most famous golf book by far. Rountree created...

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Chesley Bonestell, VG+ (shelfworn), Johnson, Paul, Bonestell, Chesley, Chronicle, 1974, 1st, wraps

Creating a painting of each of the twenty-one California missions was a passion of Bonestell's. This book reproduces all 22 paintings as full-page color...

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Alberto Becattini, Becattini, Alberto, Fine-Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glittering Images, Florence, 1994, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 450 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Book One covers sexy pulp & girlie magazines: Margaret Brundige , Enoch Bolles , Peter Driben ; and Brown & Bigelow : Moran , Elvgren ,...

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Harry Haenigsen, VG+ (top edge dusty), Chappel and Ridgely Hunt, George S., Haenigsen, Harry, Stokes, 1931, 2nd, cloth

Gluyas Williams-esque illustrations by Haenigsen, creator of Our Bill and Penny and a member of the Famous Artists Cartooning Course faculty.

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John Held, and Jr
The Flesh is Weak
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John Held, Jr, Held, Jr, John, Near Fine (light wear, sharp corners, clean), The Vanguard Press, New York, 1931, 1st, 7.6 inches, 5.4 inches, viii, 244 pages, 28 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The Flesh Is Weak (1931) is a collection of short stories written and illustrated by John Held, Jr. Beautifully written, melancholy and elegiac; at his...

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VG+/VG+ dustjacket (corners rubbed, boards showing, hinges cracked, otherwise covers quite clean & bright, binding tight, pages Fine, dustjacket spine torn with a small piece missing). An impressive copy. Rare with the Dustjacket, Frank Brangwyn, Gaunt, William, Brangwyn, Frank, The Studio, 1926, 1st, Hardcover, vellum spine, top edge gilt

A complete illustrated catalogue raisonné of Brangwyn's etchings completed between 1900 and 1926. Each of the 331 etchings is reproduced in...

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Greg Theakston, Jack Kirby, Theakston, Greg, Kirby, Jack, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Kirby's first 125 pages of art and story, plus a biography and analysis of the work.

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower tips lightly bumped, book is otherwise Fine, dustjacket spine ends and back cover rubbed), Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work -- pencil drawings, pen and...

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work...

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William Lyon Phelps, Dean Cornwell, Phelps, William Lyon, Cornwell, Dean, Very Good (lower corners bumped and worn, upper corners worn, boards showing at all four corners, spine cloth and interior sound, 1926 gift inscription), Cosmopolitan, New York, 1926, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9 inches, 116 pages, 12 color plates, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A travelogue of the Holy Land illustrated with twelve color plates reproducing paintings by Dean Cornwell. Originally serialized in Good Housekeeping...

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VF/VF in VF slipcase in publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1996, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

Edited & designed by Earle himself, this exquisitely produced volume includes 833 high quality reproductions of Eyvind Earle's fabled Christmas card...


David Larkin, NF (light shelfwear), Larkin, David, Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975, 1st, wraps, English

A collection of illustrators' work showing how they responded to the theme of Christmas as set to them by others. Selections cover a period from...

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Very Fine, George & Eileen Soper, Soper, George & Eileen, Chris Beetles, 1995, 0871136466, Softcover, wraps, English

537 prints by George Soper (1870 - 1942) and 166 by Eileen Soper (1905 - 90).

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland, Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket spine sunned), Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes, and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday...

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland and Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A great reference on the California style of watercolor painting. Biographies of over 225 artists, histories of the California art schools, and examples of...

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Frank Brangwyn, Limited to 1000 copies, VG+ (1/4 inch tear at the top of the spine, cloth frayed at bottom edge of spine, corners sharp, very sound), Rutter, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, F. Lewis, 1933, 1st, cloth

This beautiful monograph is devoted to Brangwyn's most famous mural commission begun in 1925 and completed in 1932 ("The huge British Empire Panels are...

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Frank Brangwyn, Limited to 1000 copies, NF (very bright, clean,, Rutter, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, F. Lewis, 1933, 1st, cloth

This beautiful monograph is devoted to Brangwyn's most famous mural commission begun in 1925 and completed in 1932 ("The huge British Empire Panels are...

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The Bridge
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Frank Brangwyn, VG+ (some fraying to top of spine, Previous owner's name on front free end paper), Brangwyn and Christian Barman, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, John Lane/Dodd Mead, 1926, 1st, cloth

This book collecting 22 pen drawings and 24 watercolor paintings of bridges all over Europe and as far as the Middle East and Russia. This is subtitled "A...

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The Boss Of Little Arcady
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Rose Cecil O'Neill, VG, Willson, Harry Leon, O'Neill, Rose Cecil, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905, pictorial cloth, English

Contents: The Book of Colonel Potts I. How the Boss won his Title II. The Golden Day of Colonel Potts III. The Perfect Lover IV. Dreams and Wakings V. A...

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Frank Brangwyn, GWTW art director Lyle Wheeler's copy. Signed by him on the half-title page and his unique blind stamp in the lower corner of the plates, Rebacked retaining the original cloth covers and spine. New endpapers. Text block VG., Brangwyn and Walter Shaw Sparrow, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, John Lane, 1915, 3rd 1925, decorative cloth

This was Gone With the Wind art director Lyle Wheeler's copy. Signed by Lyle Wheeler on the half-title page, with his unique blind stamp in the lower...

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The Biography Of A Boy
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Fine, Rose O'Neill, Bacon, Josephine Daskam, O'Neill, Rose, Harpers Bazar, nd (1900s), 1st, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 10 pages, black & white, Softcover, English

Tearsheets from Harper's Bazaar, circa 1900 - 1920s. Chapter IV of a serial, "A Sequel to The Memoirs of a Baby" by Josephine Daskam Bacon, pages 993 -...

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The Big Book of Big Little Books
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Bill Borden, Borden, Bill, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Francisco, Chronicle, 1997, 1st, 9780811817417, 7.75 inches, 6.75 inches, 120 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: "In the thirties and forties a new breed of comic book hit the stands - spiffy miniature hardcover editions known as Big Little...

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The Art of Tom Lea
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Kathleen Hjerter, Tom Lea, Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (a few small marks on the front free endpaper, otherwise only very light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1989, 1st, 9.25 inches, 12.4 inches, 256 pages, over 119 color and 161 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Tom Lea was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, novelist, and WWII combat artist. He specialized in the Southwest, but wrote about and illustrated many...

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Lee Lorenz, VF/NF, Lorenz, Lee, Knopf, 1995, 2nd, cloth

From the dustjacket: "Published to celebrate The New Yorker's seventieth anniversary and illustrated with more than 400 drawings and paintings, including...

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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Reynolds, Warwick, Warwick Reynolds, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "Prosperity" a drawing in conte crayon. A 12-page booklet profiles the artist's personality and work...

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W. Hatherell, Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Hatherell, W., Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st, English

Six tipped-in plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "A Study of Strategy" a body-color drawing. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Frank Reynolds, Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Reynolds, Frank, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st, English

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "On Tour" a pencil drawing. A 12-page booklet profiles the artist's personality and work (including...

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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Cuneo, Cyrus, Cyrus Cuneo, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "A Canadian Camp Fire" an oil painting in black and white. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Salmon, Balliol, Balliol Salmon, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "Friendly Criticism" a drawing in Russian charcoal. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Charles Solomon, Solomon, Charles, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Disney Editions, New York, 2014, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 160 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This out-of-prin t book is a treasure trove of Golden Book and Little Golden Book art, much of it taken from new scans/photographs of the original artwork...

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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Deluxe Edition limited to just 100 copies! It has a green cloth slipcase embossed with the artist's autograph in white ink, and a tipped-in color plate...

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The Art of Saul Tepper
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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Another top notch monograph from The Illustrated Press! The first collection of the editorial and advertising illustrations by Saul Tepper. An artist...

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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and slipcased, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the Deluxe Edition. The book is signed and numbered by the author and comes in a matching cloth slipcase. Limited to 100 copies. (The trade...

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The Art of Rafael DeSoto
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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the life and work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This...

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The Art Of Painting In Pastel
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J. Littlejohns and L. Richmond, Ray Sholes copy with his signature on the FEP, VG+/Good (edges slightly rubbed), Richmond, J. Littlejohns and L., Pitman, circa 1927, cloth

Beautiful pastel paintings. With a color frontis and introduction by Frank Brangwyn.

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Gershon Legman, Mahlon Blaine, Legman, Gershon, Blaine, Mahlon, #18 of 100 hardcover copies signed by contributors Legman, Trenary, and Arrington. "This special hardbound edition is limited to 125 copies, of which 100 are for sale.", Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Peregrine Books, Lansing, MI, 1982, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 104 pages, 8 color plates, over 70 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This is #18 of 100 hardcover copies signed by contributors Legman, Trenary, and Arrington. ("This special hardbound edition is limited to 125 copies, of...

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