Golden Age Illustrators

 
Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin
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Karl Benjamin, Benjamin, Karl, Print run of 7000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, West Hollywood, CA, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2007, 1st, 9780974942179, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 124 pages, 62 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather spine, pictorial boards, English

51 paintings, plus an essay by Dave Hickey, and lists of Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Public Collections. Published on the occasion of an...

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John E. Petty, Grey Smith, Petty, Grey Smith, John E., Very Fine, Ivy Press, Dallas, 2009, 9781599673318, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 310 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: For decades, movie-going audiences thrilled to the adventures of their favorite heroes, as they watched these...

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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Balance House/Watson-Guptill, New York, 1978, 1st, 10.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 240 pages, 63 color plates, 236 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A sharp copy of the original edition of this great book on this American illustrator & muralist. This book has 63 paintings in color, additional...

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S. J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, Perelman, S. J., Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (lightly rubbed spine ends and corners, binding tight, covers and pages clea, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1948, 5th, 8.8 inches, 6.75 inches, 159 pages, 43 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An account of humorist-playwright S. J. Perelman and artist-caricaturist Al Hirschfeld's real-life round-the-world cruise following a Broadway flop. The...

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S. J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, Perelman, S. J., Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket (spine ends and corners sharp, binding tight, covers and pages clea, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1948, 2nd, 8.8 inches, 6.75 inches, 159 pages, 43 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An account of humorist-playwright Perelman and artist-caricaturist Hirschfeld's real-life round-the-world cruise following a Broadway flop. The author...

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James Montgomery Flagg, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners sharp, boards clean & sharp, dustjacket edgworn, dustjacket spine toned), Life, New York, 1904, 1st, 7.4 inches, 5.3 inches, 104 pages, 100 illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredibly sharp first printing of the first book both written and illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg, published in 1904. James Montgomery Flagg...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (the book is age toned, but very sound, corners sharp, spine sound, dustjacket is worn with chips, pieces missing), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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R. C. Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, T. S. Sullivant, Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, R. C., Sullivant, T. S., Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2021, 1st, 9781683963646, 12.2 inches, 9.2 inches, 424 pages, black & white illustrations, with some color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

The long-overdue, definitive career retrospective of turn-of-the-century cartoonist T. S. Sullivant. He created numerous panel cartoons for the original...

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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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David Apatoff, Mead Schaeffer, Apatoff, David, Schaeffer, Mead, #31 of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English Spanish

This Deluxe Edition--limited to just 100 copies--sold out in less than 24 hours!   It has a black slipcase embossed with the artist's autograph in...

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Very Fine, Mineola, NY, Dover, 2018, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 176 pages, 19 color and over 300 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: The publishing boom of the early twentieth century led to an entirely new vocation, that of art direction for editorial publications...

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Norman Lindsay Pen Drawings
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Norman Lindsay, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (small chips and tears to the dustjacket edges), Ure Smith, Sydney, 1974, 1st thus, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 64 pages, 56 plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A collection of 55 pen drawings. A slightly abridged reprinting of the uncommon 1931 Norman Lindsay's Pen Drawings" including the essay "Norman Lindsay: his...

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Laurence King, London, 2020, 9781786275714, 10.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 272 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "There's a fine line between the horrible and the sublime, and Joanna Ebenstein's Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of...

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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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Walt Reed, Harold Von Schmidt, Reed, Walt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild rubbing to dustjacket), Northland, Flagstaff, AZ, 1972, 1st, 13 inches, 10.2 inches, 230 pages, 50 color and 170 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A very sharp copy of the only major monograph on this Saturday Evening Post illustrator and Western painter. Written by illustration expert and founder of...

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Brendan M. Greeley Jr., Tom Lea, Greeley Jr., Brendan M., Lea, Tom, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press, 2008, 1st, 9781603440080, 12.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 228 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The Two Thousand Yard Stare: Tom Lea's World War II: Paintings, Drawings and Eyewitness Accounts by Tom Lea. From the publisher: Few artists saw World...

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Tom Lea: An Oral History
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Rebecca Craver, Adair Margo, Tom Lea, Craver, Adair Margo, Rebecca, Lea, Tom, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, El Paso, Western Press/University of Texas, 1995, 1st, 9780874042344, 11.25 inches, 8.4 inches, 187 pages, 30 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations and photographs, Hardcover, cloth, English

Illustrator Tom Lea (1907-2001) lead a fascinating life. He traveled, painted WPA murals during the depression, and as a war correspondent he went to the...

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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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Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work
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Tom Smart, Peter Clapham Sheppard, Smart, Tom, Sheppard, Peter Clapham, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Richmond Hill, ON, Firefly Books, 2018, 1st, 9780228100782, 11.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 240 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"The book comes alive through images of urban scenes in Toronto, Montreal, and New York. The depictions of snowy 1920s Montreal in particular, with their...

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Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonne - 3 Vol. Set
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Ani Boyajian, Mark Rutkoski, Stuart Davis, Boyajian, Mark Rutkoski, Ani, Davis, Stuart, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Yale Art Gallery / Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2007, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 386+710+478 pages, 990 color and 1220 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

2008 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, Art Libraries Society of North America 2007 Honorable Mention, Award for Excellence, Art and Art History,...

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Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
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Irvin Ungar, Arthur Szyk, Ungar, Irvin, Szyk, Arthur, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Lewes UK, D Giles Limited, 2017, 1st, 978-1911282082, 11.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: This is an indispensable publication on the life and work of the great Polish-Jewish-American artist-activist Arthur Szyk. A master...

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American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
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Austen Barron Bailly, Thomas Hart Benton, Bailly, Austen Barron, Benton, Thomas Hart, Very Fine, Peabody-Essex Museum/Prestel, Salem/New York, 2015, 1st, 11 inches, 9.5 inches, 240 pages, 178 color and 45 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

A wonderful catalog for American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. Once upon a time, Hollywood movie studios would commission famous artists to...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Lightly bumped corner otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Abbeville, New York, 2018, 1st, 11.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 256 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the catalog for the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted...

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John Sloan: An American View
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John Sloan, Sloan, John, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Kraushaar Galleries, New York, 2008, 1st, 8.5 inches, 11 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An illustrated catalogue prepared for the Krushaar Galleries' 2008 exhibition of work by John Sloan. 23 color plates and 9 etchings, plus photos of Sloan....

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Good dustjacket (lower corners rubbed, with boards peeking through, dustjacket severely worn with several tears), George Braziller, New York, 1961, 1st, 9.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 260 pages, over 250 illustrations, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

A thick collection of Hirschfeld theatre illustrations covering the 1920s to the 1960s. Almost all are reproduced as full-page images. Introduction by...

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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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Varga
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Tom Robotham, Alberto Vargas, Robotham, Tom, Vargas, Alberto, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to topedge of dustjacket), North Dighton, MA, World Publications Group, 2004, 13 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, over 90 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An 18-page well-illustrated biography of the artist and 90 color plates of Esquire Varga girls in a large format.

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Reid Stewart Austin, George Petty, Austin, Reid Stewart, Petty, George, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Gramercy, New York, 1997, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 152 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, boards, English

The only monograph on this popular pin-up artist (1894-1975) who made significant contributions to Esquire and True magazines and Jantzen Swimwear ads. A...

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Christopher Mount, Georgii Stenberh, Vladimir Stenberg, Mount, Christopher, Stenberh, Vladimir Stenberg, Georgii, Fine, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997, 2nd, 12 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The Stenberg brothers, like their contemporaries Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, were artists of immensely varied interests and...

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Axis in Agony!
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Boris Artzybasheff, Artzybasheff, Boris, Near Fine, Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, New York, 1944, 1st, 5.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 48 pages, 21 full-page and 1 smaller black & white illustration, Softcover, wraps, English

"Presenting a Series of Caricatures from the Brush of Boris Artzybasheff." The introduction: Boris Artzybasheff ... he hates in paint! How to present...

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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Inscribed by the artist, Very Good (front cover torn, moderate wear to covers, staining to the back cover, mild wrinking to the first three pages, binding and interior sound), Glenn Bray, Sylmar, 1982, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11 inches, 94 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This copy is inscribed by Szukalski: "To Dear / Jim Hickey / With Good wishes / [undecipherable] gifted / Szukalski" It is inscribed to then Hanna-Barbera...

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Joseph Urban
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John Loring, Joseph Urban, Loring, John, Urban, Joseph, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2010, 1st, 978-0-8109-9026-5, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

200 color drawings, illustrations, paintings, renderings, and stage sets, nearly half of which have never been published. From the publisher: Joseph...

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Howard Pyle, Pyle, Howard, Very Fine, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, 1998, 2nd, 11.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 136 pages, 36 color illustrations, most full-page, and 100 black & white illustrations, many full-page, softcover, wraps, English

The companion catalogue to the exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum in 1998. This book illustrates the entire collection of 68 oil paintings and...

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Hiroshi Unno, Alphonse Mucha, Unno, Hiroshi, Mucha, Alphonse, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Pie International, Tokyo, 2017, 9784756247896, 10.2 inches, 7.25 inches, 360 pages, over 400 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A collection of Mucha's romantic art, including 370 decorative paintings and his masterpiece, the 'Slav Epic' Alphonse Mucha...

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James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edgeworn with several tears and chips), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0-8230-1835-0, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, 70 color plates and 175 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on this multifaceted artist. He was a pen & ink virtuoso, painted the "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, wrote and directed...

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From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (bump to the head of the spine causing a crease one half inch from the top, light wear to the top right corner, otherwise flat, tight, clean), Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2010, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 106 pages, over 200 black & white 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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Ashley Halsey, Jr, Halsey, Jr, Ashley, Signed by the previous owner artist Jack Rickard along the top of the title page and an exlibris on the front free endpaper. From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear), Arlington House, Boston, 1951, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9 inches, xii, 160 pages, over 350 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy had a double association having previously belonged to two Mad-men: Jack Rickard AND Nick Meglin! This is signed by Rickard and includes a...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

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

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Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
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Stuart Davis, Davis, Stuart, Very Fine, New York, Prestel, 2016, 1st, 978-3791355108, 12 inches, 10 inches, 288 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalog for the Stuart Davis exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. "The catalog for the exhibition is a...

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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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The Art of Dean Cornwell
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Dan Zimmer, Dean Cornwell, Zimmer, Dan, Cornwell, Dean, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2016, 3rd 2020, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 260 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print! Over 260 pieces by Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) beautifully reproduced. From the publisher: This...

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David Apatoff, Mead Schaeffer, Apatoff, David, Schaeffer, Mead, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, nearly 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of Print! Mead Schaeffer is one of the best of the painterly Golden Age illustrators. Too often overlooked, this is the first book ever devoted...

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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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N.C. Wyeth: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings
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Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, Podmaniczky, Christine B., Wyeth, N. C., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Scala Publishers, London, 2008, 1st, 12.5 inches, 13.5 inches, 920 pages, over 2000 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Limited Supply! Brand New Shrinkwrapped Copies! Available at this price for a limited time! We have the last remaining copies from this warehouse...

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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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Ralph & Keith S. Gardner Lewis, Sir William Russell Flint, Lewis, Ralph & Keith S. Gardner, Flint, Sir William Russell, Very Good+ (mild wear), Frost and Reed / Christopher Wade, London, 1977, 1st, 13.5 inches, 11 inches, 40 pages, 31 color and 2 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was a member of the Royal Academy and renown in his lifetime for his book illustration, watercolors, and female nudes....

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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Near Fine (cloth covers are quite bright, front and back), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 3rd, 9.4 inches, 6.4 inches, 300 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, map endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

In 1926, Western artist Leigh was commissioned to paint the backgrounds for the African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He...

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