Golden Age Illustrators

 
Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (upper corners are moderately bumped and worn, exposing the boards underneath, the lower corners and edges are only mildly worn, there are some little water spots on the front cover, but the binding is sound, and the top edge gilt is bright) in, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1894, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This was the first book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... "Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to spine ends and corners, cloth peeking through at lower corners, an above average copy of this fragile item, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy), R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1898, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the third book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (only light wear to the corners, and a bit of mild spotting on the covers and edges) in a Very Good box (box lid is worn around the edges, has split along some of the seams, and has two pieces missing from the side panels), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1897, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 72 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

This is a first printing of this collection of Charles Dana Gibson's illustrations of the people and scenes of London during the year that he spent in...

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Harvey Dunn, Dunn, Harvey, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2015, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 35 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students features...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (no rubbing to spine ends or corners, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy) in a Very Good box, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1902, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. There is some...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges, some occasional light spotting) in Very Good+ box (lid split at one corner and has a 1/2 inch tear at the side), Charles Scribner's Sons & John Lane, New York & London, 1904, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 80 pages, 74 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges. The top edge...

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Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue
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Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell, Moffatt, Laurie Norton, Rockwell, Norman, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 1986, 1st, 13 inches, 10 inches, 1283 pages, 96 color plates & 3,594 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A boxed, two volume set of 1,200 pages with 96 color plates and 3,594 black & white illustrations. From the publisher: No true Rockwell fan...

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Davis Cone, Cone, Davis, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear on spine of book and dustjacket), Overstock Press, New York, 1988, 9780879513214, 10.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, 50 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Illustrated in full color, Hollywood on Main Street is a celebration and examination of that American cultural icon, the movie house. More than 50 color...

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Golden Legacy - First Printing
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Leonard S. Marcus, Marcus, Leonard S., Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners of dustjacket worn), New York, Random House, 2007, 1st, 9780375829963, 10 inches, 10 inches, 246 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way" From the publisher: Eminent children's...

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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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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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The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Seuss, Seuss, Dr., Fine/Near Fine, New York, Random House, 1995, Later, 0679434488, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 76 full-page and double-page color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A collection of Theodor Geisel's personal works: paintings, sculptures, and drawings. 76 full-color illustrations. With an introduction by Maurice Sendak...

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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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Craig Yoe, Yoe, Craig, Very Fine, San Francisco, Last Gasp, 2007, 1st, 9780867196535, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, some color, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: By day their cartoon creations included Mickey Mouse, Superman, Beetle Bailey, Betty and Veronica, Wonder Woman,...

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Catherine Arturi Parilla, Pino, Parilla, Catherine Arturi, Pino, Fine, Conoga Park, CA, Collector's Editions, 1998, 1st, 1885320021, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, x, 86 pages, over 54 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A collection of Pino's paintings, with commentary by Catherine Arturi Parilla. Includes over 54 color reproductions.

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Stephen Rebello, Rebello, Stephen, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville, 1988, 1st, 978-0896598690, 13.25 inches, 11 inches, 342 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Each of the 300 posters included in Reel Art has been reproduced to the uncompromising standards of all Abbeville's fine art books. The selection of posters...

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Stephen D. Korshak, J. Allen St. John, Korshak, Stephen D., St. John, J. Allen, Very Fine, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1-887591-89-3, 12 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, over 170 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Over 170 paintings of "Tarzan", John Carter of "Mars", and more - many shot from original paintings. Vanguard's second volume devoted to the work of J....

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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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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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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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Ludwig Hohlwein (1926)
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Ludwig Hohlwein, Frenzel, H. K, Hohlwein, Ludwig, VG+ (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, 10, 226, color, Hardcover, cloth, English, 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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Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Norman Lindsay, Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, Sydney, Lindsay, Norman, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Good+ (the covers are moderately worn along edges, some mild spotting to the top edge, internally sound, all the tissue guards between the plates are present, some small stains to pages), Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1918, 1st, 11.2 inches, 9 inches, 52 plates & 16 pages, 51 plates by NL (4 tipped-in), 1 by Lionel Lindsay of NL, softcover, stiff oversize wraps (rebound), English

51 plates by Norman Lindsay (4 tipped-in) and one plate by Lionel Lindsay of Norman Lindsay. Includes articles "Norman Lindsay" by Julian Ashton and "Norman...

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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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Slightly Sour Grapes
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Evelyne Love Cooper, Russell Patterson, Gilbert Bundy, Abner Dean, Cooper, Evelyne Love, Patterson, Gilbert Bundy, Abner Dean, Russell, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, James Collins, New York, 1934, 1st, 7.5 inches, 5.25 inches, 64 pages, 23 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

From the pages of Judge, Life, Ballyhoo, and University, light verse about urban sophisticates. With 15 illustrations by Patterson, 4 by Gilvert Bundy, 3 by...

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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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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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The Mousetrap
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Near Fine (corners slightly rubbed, light thumbdents, otherwise flat, clean), Carl Macek & Associates, Yorba Linda, 1970, 1st, 12 inches, 8.75 inches, 74 pages, color and black & white, softcover, spiralbound with cardstock covers, English

The Mousetrap was published in 1937 by Ward Ritchie in a limited numbered edition of 500 for the Disney Studio. It was an unofficial in-house publication...

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Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Collins, George Hagenauer, Max Allan, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Hong Kong, Taschen, 2008, 1st, 978-3-8365-0312-9, 8.75 inches, 7 inches, 352 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

Over 1000 men's adventure magazine covers with lurid headlines and great illustrations of sweaty men and buxom women (sometimes replaced by vicious animals)...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Very Good+ (some slight wear to the edges, left edge somewhat unevenly trimmed), New York, 1933, 1st, 14 inches, 11 inches, color

A gorgeous Norman Rockwell cover from the August 5, 1933 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, volume 206, number 6. This is an actual vintage cover from...

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Penrhyn Stanlaws, Stanlaws, Penrhyn, Very Good+ (some slight wear to the edges, left edge somewhat unevenly trimmed), New York, 1930, 1st, 14 inches, 11 inches, color

A dreamy Penrhyn Stanlaws cover from the August 19, 1933 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, volume 206, number 8. This is an actual vintage cover from...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Very Good+ (some slight wear to the edges, left edge somewhat unevenly trimmed), New York, 1934, 1st, 14 inches, 11 inches, color

A delightful Norman Rockwell cover from the September 22, 1934 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, volume 207, number 12. This is an actual vintage cover...

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David Larkin, Chris Mayger, Larkin, David, Mayger, Chris, Near Fine (mild wear to covers), Peacock Press, New York, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations.

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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John Edward Dell, Walt Reed, N.C. Wyeth, et al, Edward Dell, Walt Reed, John, Wyeth, et al, N.C., Fine in Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2000, 1st, 12.3 inches, 9.5 inches, 130 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A collection of paintings by N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Harvey Dunn, Frank Schoonover, Philip R. Goodwin and Dean Cornwell.  From the publisher: As...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #100 of 1350 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's illus for Weird Tales 1936-39. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original printer's proofs. From the dustjacket:...

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The Third Book of Virgil Finlay
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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #186 of 1300 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's pre-1955 pulp illustrations. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork. From the dustjacket: This...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #211 of 1300 copies, Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1978, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, over 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's 1940-1955 pulp illustrations. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork, the majority reproduced the same...

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Manuel Auad, Henry Patrick Raleigh, Auad, Manuel, Raleigh, Henry Patrick, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Auad Publishing, San Francisco, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 128 pages, about 125 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) was one of the most prolific artists of the early nineteenth century. His work defined the jazz age and the roaring...

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Near Fine (light shelwear), Will South, Guy Rose, South, Will, Rose, Guy, Oakland Museum/Irvine Museum, 1995, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 188 pages, 130 color plates, 30 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

This is the only art book devoted to Guy Rose, painter of California coastal landscapes.

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Edmund Peel, Joaquin Sorolla, Peel, Edmund, Sorolla, Joaquin, Fine, London, Sotheby's Publications, 1998, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 264 pages, 66 paintings and 30 oil sketches are reproduced in both color and black & white, plus 52 other illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An excellent English-language monograph on Sorolla. This was the catalogue of the exhibition organized by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Instituto...

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Alma Gilbert, Maxfield Parrish, Gilbert, Alma, Parrish, Maxfield, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Berkeley, CA, Ten Speed Press, 1995, 2nd, 978-1-58008-329-4, 0898157846, 12.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 248 pages, 170 color plates, 35 original black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Luminous landscapes. Stunning scenery. Courageous colors. All this and more describes the amazing body of work by one of America's...

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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (previous owner's name written small on the front free endpaper and lined out in black marker, light shelfwear, small tears at the head of the dustjacket spine), Collectors Press, Portland, OR, 2000, 1st thus, 10.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 240 pages, 63 color plates, 236 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The first monograph on Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960). From the dustjacket: "Dean Cornwell, in his magazine and book...

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Fortunino Matania, Matania, Fortunino, Very Fine, London, Book Palace, 2016, 1st, 9781907081323, 11 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The Illustration Art Gallery presents 96 glorious pages of original Matania art and prints with OVER 250 IMAGES (including some...

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Lucinda Gosling, Fortunino Matania, Gosling, Lucinda, Matania, Fortunino, Limited to 100 copies slipcased and signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, London, Book Palace, 2016, 1st, 9781907081385, 13 inches, 10 inches, 342 pages, over 750 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Ultra Deluxe Slipcased edition was limited to just 100 copies worldwide (with just 60 made available to public) and sold out instantly. It is...

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Nicolai Fechin
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Mary N. Balcomb, Nicolai Fechin, Balcomb, Mary N., Fechin, Nicolai, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Fechin Art Reproductions, San Cristobal, 1975, Later, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, more than 60 paintings reproduced in color, 100 drawings and photographs in black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A major monograph on this Russian painter who emigrated to America living in New York, Taos, New Mexico, and California. Foreword by his daughter Eya Fechin...

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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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The Works of John Held Jr.
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John Held Jr, Held, Jr, John, Fine, Ives Washburn, New York, 1931, 1st, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 168 pages, black & white woodcut illustrations throughout, hardcover, Red velvet fabric covered boards, English

The first and only collection of Held's popular 1920s woodcut-style cartoons. This hardcover collection published in 1931, has been reprinted by Dover...

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Gregory Benford, Benford, Gregory, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Hearst Books, 2010, 2nd, 9781588168221, 9.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the inside flap: Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the...

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