Golden Age Illustrators

 
The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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The Most of John Held, Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr., Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr., John, Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (book clean, corners shar, Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Still the best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph coincided with a major traveling retrospective and covers all aspects of Held's...

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George Herriman, Herriman, George, Fine, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2002, 1st, 1-56097-507-5, 12 inches, 9 inches, 120 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Now in a later printing, this is a first printing in pristine condition. This volume is the second of a long-term plan to chronologically reprint strips...

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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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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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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light wear, very sound, corners sharp, light dustjacket wear), 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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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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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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S. J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, Perelman, S. J., Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine, lacking dustjacket (spine ends and corners sharp, binding tight, covers and pages clean), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1948, 6th, 8.8 inches, 6.75 inches, 159 pages, 43 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hirschfeld, relieved of the need to create likenesses, contributes a wonderful group of 43 humorous story illustrations to this account of...

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Ludwig Hohlwein (1926)
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Ludwig Hohlwein, Frenzel, H. K, Hohlwein, Ludwig, Very Good+ (spine faded & ends frayed, corners lightly rubbed & frayed with boards showing but corners are still sharp, front cover bright, binding and interior Fine and well above average), Phonix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag, Berlin, 1926, 1st, 12 inches, 10 inches, 226 pages, 69 color and over 250 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English, German

An incredible book on the most renown German commercial artist of the 20th century. Hohlwein was a master of design, the human figure and animal anatomy....

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Sketch Me, Berta Hummel!
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Berta Hummel, VG ex-library copy, Wiegand, Sister M. Gonsalva, Hummel, Berta, Grail, 1951, 2nd, cloth

The biography of Sister Berta Hummel, creator of the Hummel figures.

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The Art of Earl Oliver Hurst
  $300.00
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Earl Oliver Hurst, Hurst, Earl Oliver, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Saugerties, Graphic Collectibles, 2005, 1st, 0976150603, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Long out of print. This is the only book on the art of the illustrator Earl Oliver Hurst, 1895-1958. Hurst illustrated mostly for Collier's Magazine from...

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Francis Lee Jaques, NF in a VG+ slipcase, Jaques, Florence Page, Jaques, Francis Lee, Doubleday, 1973, 1st, cloth

"A richly illustrated biography of one of America's greatest nature artists, written by his wife Florence." "With 64 paintings and dioramas in full color....

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John Sloan & Robert Henri, VF/Fine, Perlman, Bennard B., John Sloan & Robert Henri, Princeton Univ. Press, 1997, 1st, cloth, English

Burlington Magazine: "It gathers the known correspondence (from 1893 to Henri's death in 1929) between John Sloan and Robert Henri, two of the most...

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Rockwell Kent, Kent, Rockwell, One of 1850 numbered copies signed by Kent, Near Fine (a bit of darkening to top edge of cloth, a bit of age toning, internally Fine) in the Very Good+ plastic dustjacket (plastic has turned brown and shrunk from age), Random House, New York, 1931, 1st, 10.2 inches, 7.2 inches, 46 pages, 20 full-page two-color illustrations, hardcover, Two-color lithographed cloth over boards, English

One of Rockwell Kent's most beautiful books; written, illustrated and designed by Kent at the peak of his career. Kent both wrote and illustrated this...

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Rockwell Kent On Monhegan
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Rockwell Kent, VF, Kent, Rockwell, Monhegan Museum, 1998, 1st, wraps

An exhibition of Kent's landscape paintings of Monhegan Island. Three essays by Kent scholars.

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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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This Is My Own
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Rockwell Kent, VG+ (1940 previous owner's name on front free end paper), Kent, Rockwell, Duell, Sloan & Pierce, 1940, 1st, cloth

Rockwell Kent's first autobiography - written immediately after his most productive decade. Filled with illustrations created expressly for this book.

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Near Fine/Good (topedge lightly spotted, interior tight & clean, dustjacket edgeworn with a razor slice on the front panel), Dong Kingman, Caen, Herb, Kingman, Dong, Doubleday, 1967, 3rd, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 41 full-color paintings, 29 two-color and 40 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A tribute to one of the world's greatest cities by the longtime San Francisco columnist Herb Caen and the artist most closely aligned with this city Dong...

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Elles et Moi
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Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrink wrap, Kiraz, Kiraz, Denoel, 2003, 1st, 2207255468, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, French

"Frivolous and sublime, the Parisiennes designed by Kiraz entered legend. With spontaneous elegance, they adopt striking new outfits everyday." - Vogue...

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Kiraz Dans Playboy
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Kiraz, Kiraz, Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Paris, Denoel, 2002, 1st, 2207254038, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 112 pages, 102 full-page color cartoons, hardcover, cloth, French

"Kiraz in Playboy." Kiraz has been a regular contributor to Playboy since 1970. This is his first and only collection of Playboy cartoons, selected as...

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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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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Prestel, New York, 2014, 1st, 12.8 inches, 10.2 inches, 192 pages, 156 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

Plenty of foldouts, beautiful prints, and an index poster of the plates in the back. Widely considered one of the major works of Expressionist...

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Before The Dawn Of History
  $250.00
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Very Good+ (beige cloth covers slightly soiled, previous owner's name on the endpapers, mild tobacco odor). An attractive copy, Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Whittlesey House, 1935, 2nd, xiii, 119 pages, 44 monochrome plates, illustrated endpapers, Hardcover, cloth

A scarce collection of Knight's dinosaur paintings. This volume includes his most iconic images for the American Museum of Natural History and the Field...

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Richard Milner, Charles R. Knight, Milner, Richard, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 2011, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 180 pages, 260 full-color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. One of only two monographs on this incredible artist best known for his paintings of prehistoric life. From the publisher: American...

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Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 2001, 1st, 8.75 inches, 10.5 inches, xxiv, 70 pages, 33 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Featuring 33 finished pencil drawings by Charles R. Knight. From the publisher: First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages"...

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Signed by both Mark Schultz & Wm Stout, Very Fine, Charles R. Knight, Mark Schultz, Knight, Mark Schultz, Charles R., G.T. Labs, 2005, 1st, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

A previously unpublished autobiography by the renown paleontological artist. Featuring 14 full-page black & white illustrations by Mark Schultz....

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NF/NF ex-library copy (usual library marks and stamps, mild shelfwear), W. H. D. Koerner, Hutchinson, W. H, Koerner, W. H. D., University of Oklahoma Press, 1978, 1st, Hardcover, leather

An excellent biography of the Western artist/illustrator. Koerner was one of Howard Pyle's students and also influenced by classmates Harvey Dunn and Frank...

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Indians: Hunters Of The Plains
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R. L. Lambdin, VG+ (corners rubbed, boards showing, some nicks to rear board, front board & interior clean & bright), Lambdin, R. L., Garden City Publishing Co., 1941, pictorial boards

A vintage children's picture book.

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A Little Boy Lost
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Very Good+ (mild wear, bookplate with a Rockwell Kent illustration on the front end paper), Dorothy P. Lathrop, Hudson, W.H, Lathrop, Dorothy P., Knopf, 1920, 2nd 1924, 187 pages, 8 full-page color plates, 4 full-page black & white and 37 text illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, top edge gilt, English

An early Dorothy Lathrop illustrated book. Lathrop (1891-1980) began her illustrating career in 1918 and was the recipient of the very first Caldecott Medal...

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Dorothy P. Lathrop, NF/VG+, Mukerji, Dhan Gopal, Lathrop, Dorothy P., Dutton, 1936, 1st, cloth


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Country Colic
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Robert Lawson, VG+ (bottom corners worn, one exposing board), Lawson, Robert, Little Brown, 1944, 2nd, cloth

Subtitled, "The Weeder's Digest," a humorous look at the headaches of country living. By the illustrator of Ferdinand the Bull.

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Rabbit Hill
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Robert Lawson, NF/VG+ price-clipped dustjacket (dustjacket edges lightly worn), Lawson, Robert, Viking, 1944, 2nd printing before publication, cloth

The classic story of a rabbit. By the illustrator of Ferdinand the Bull.

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Robert Lawson, Fine/VG+ (dustjacket edges chipped, spine sunned), Jones, Helen L, Lawson, Robert, Little, Brown, 1972, 1st, cloth

A scarce collection of the art of this popular and award-winning children's book illustrator (Ferdinand, Rabbit Hill, etc.). With an introduction and...

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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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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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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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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (cloth covers are lightly spotted, dustjacket edges worn and torn), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 1st, 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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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Signed by the artist, Near Fine (cloth spine slightly darkened, the rest of the cloth covers are quite bright, front and back, previous owner's name neatly written on front free endpaper), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 3rd, 10 inches, 6.5 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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June DuBois, William R. Leigh, DuBois, June, Leigh, William R., Fine in Fine dustjacket, Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, xiv, 210 pages, 66 color and over 60 black & white illustrations, 24 photos, Hardcover, leather spine, cloth, English

William Robinson Leigh (1866 - 1955) was an American artist and illustrator, best known for his painted Western scenes (and a favorite of mine for his many...

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J. C. Leyendecker, Leyendecker, J. C., Very Good+ (stains and wear to the cloth covering the box, especially on the outside and along the seams, inside material in very sound condition, the scrolls function, turning key is present, and the outside lock functions), Chicago, Powers, Higley and Company, 1900, 17 inches, 16 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

For Leyendecker collectors, an exceedingly rare and very early work by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). At the age of 19, he was given his first commercial...

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Bruno Liljefors: The Peerless Eye
  $200.00
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Very Good+/Near Fine (slight binding flaw--a small gap between the first and second signatures - otherwise attractive copy), Bruno Liljefors, Hill, Martha, Liljefors, Bruno, Allen, 1987, 1st, 174 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth

Liljefors (1860-1939) was a bird & wildlife painter, one of the first of the modern school.

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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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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
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Norman Lindsay, Fine/VG (dustjacket edgeworn with several large tears), Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, cloth

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
  $195.00
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Norman Lindsay, VF/NF (dustjacket slightly edgeworn with three small closed tears), Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, cloth

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
  $150.00
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Near fine in VG+ price-clipped dustjacket (upper corner bumped otherwise Fine, dustjacket worn at top of spine and upper rear corner), Norman Lindsay, Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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