Golden Age Illustrators

 
John La Gatta: An Artist's Life
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Jill Bossert, John La Gatta, Bossert, Jill, La Gatta, John, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper corner lightly bent, some spots to top edge, interior new and unread, light wear to dustjacket), Madison Square Press, New York, 2000, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 168 pages, 215 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The first & only monograph on this fantastic golden age glamour illustrator. The first 60 pages are an illustrated biography of the artist. The...

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Ralph Barton, #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and SIGNED by the publishers Boni & Liveright, VG (papered corners worn through to boards, two small tears to spine cloth), internally VG+, Balzac, Honore, Barton, Ralph, Boni & Liveright, 1928, 1st, cloth spine, textured decorative paper over boards

Lovely bawdy illustrations by the famed caricaturist. Complete in two volumes. #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and signed by the...

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W. Herbert Dunton, VF/VF, Schimmel, Julie, Dunton, W. Herbert, University of Texas Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

The major monograph on this painter of wildlife and Western subjects and member of the Taos Society of Artists. Includes catalogue raisonné of...

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Norman Lindsay: Impulse to Draw
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Fine, Odana, Sydney, 1994, 2nd, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 223 pages, 280 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969). 280 pencil drawings are reproduced in this volume together with a text featuring Lindsay's own...

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), 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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Signed by Pres Romanillos, Very Fine/Fine, Thomas Hart Benton, Marling, Karal Ann, Benton, Thomas Hart, University of Missouri Press, 1985, 1st, 0826204074, Hardcover, cloth, English

This was Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos' personal copy with his ownership signature on the title page. This book has 203 drawing...

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Lucinda Gosling, Fortunino Matania, Gosling, Lucinda, Matania, Fortunino, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine, London, Book Palace, 2016, 1st, 9781907081309, 13 inches, 10 inches, 340 pages, over 750 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate art book featuring one of the most talented and respected illustrators of the 20th Century. This is the first...


Charlot Murals In Georgia
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Jean Charlot, Limited to 2500 copies, VG+/VG- (3" triangular piece missing from dustjacket front panel), Charlot, Jean, University of Georgia Press, 1945, 1st, cloth

Jean Charlot (1897 - 1979) learned mural painting in the 1920s under Diego Rivera and created some 75 murals over his lifetime. He painted three large...

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Fine/VG+ price-clipped dust jacket, Maxfield Parrish, Skeeters, Paul W., Parrish, Maxfield, Chartwell, c1973, Hardcover, cloth, English

"One of the greatest and best loved artists of the early 20th century, Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) has become a classic figure representing the...

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


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American Realist - Signed
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A presentation copy INSCRIBED by Dohano, Very Good+ (oblong text block sags slightly), Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, North Light, 1980, 1st, 128 pages, 102 illustrations, over 66 in color, Hardcover, cloth

The only monograph on this Saturday Evening Post cover artist and Famous Artists School faculty member. Dohanos contributed numerous covers for The...

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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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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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Fine/Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, McClelland and Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Hillcrest Press, 1985, 1st, 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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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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The One Rose
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Rose O'Neill, NF/NF, Ruggles, Rowena Godding, O'Neill, Rose, 1974, 1st thus, cloth, English

"The One Rose: Mother of the Immortal Kewpies. "A Biography of Rose O'Neill and the Story of Her Work. "Second Edition with Supplemental Material." 213...

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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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H. M. Alexander, VG+ (upper corners lightly bumped, "G. Legman -1938-" neatly written on front free end paper, a tight, clean copy), Alexander, H. M, Knight, 1938, 1st, cloth

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Edmund C. Tarbell, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Pierce, Patricia Jobe, Tarbell, Edmund C., Pierce Galleries, 1980, 1st, cloth, English

Edmund C. Tarbell was through his art and teachings the founder of the style known as the Boston school of painting. This is the primary book on the...

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The World of Norman Lindsay
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (covers lightly rubbed, flat, clean, tight), Sydney, Odana, 1995, Revised and updated 3rd printing, 0 908154 55 5, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, xvi, 158 pages, 12 color and 90 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An introduction to the life and work of this Australian artist. Twelve paintings are reproduced in color.This is the "revised and updated 3rd printing" of...

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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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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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Reid Stewart Austin, George Petty, Austin, Reid Stewart, Petty, George, The Deluxe Edition with an extra gatefold pin-up not in the trade edition, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gramercy, New York, 1997, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, 152 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, cloth spine, English

This is the Deluxe Edition with an extra gatefold pin-up not in the trade edition. The only monograph on this popular pin-up artist (1894-1975) who made...

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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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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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June DuBois, William R. Leigh, DuBois, June, Leigh, William R., Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (upper corners bumped, moderate shelfwear, previous owner's blindstamp on both free endpapers and the title page, interior sound, chips and tears to dustjacket, previous owner's gold label on back panel), Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 210 pages, 66 color and over 60 black & white illustrations, 24 photos, Hardcover, leather spine, cloth

One of two major monographs on this Taos painter of the American Southwest. From the library of James (Jimmy) Hickey, a longtime TV and feature animation...

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Norman Lindsay: Impulse to Draw
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (large crease on front cover otherwise Fine), Odana, Sydney, 1994, 2nd, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 223 pages, 280 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969). 280 pencil drawings are reproduced in this volume together with a text featuring Lindsay's own...

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Very Fine, Frank Brangwyn, Brangwyn, Frank, Libby Horner, 2010, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

A bundle of book and DVD together.   "This is the first time a Catalogue Raisonne has been produced as a DVD - a unique concept and destined to...

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Very Fine, Julio Ruelas, Ruelas, Julio, Editorial RM, 2007, 1st, 9789689345053, Softcover, stiff oversize cloth wraps, Spanish, English

This is a generous collection of works by Julio Ruelas (1870-1907), an illustrator and painter of cadavers, hanged satyrs, bewitching maidens, sudden...

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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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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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The A. B. Frost Book
  $60.00
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A. B. Frost, NF/VG+ (top edge foxed, corners slightly bumped), Reed, Henry M, Frost, A. B., Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1967, 1st, cloth

An illustrated biography of the artist. The emphasis here is on his sporting paintings rather than his pen and ink illustrating career.

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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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Jessie Wilcox Smith
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Jessie Wilcox Smith, Fine/Fine, Schnessel, S. Michael, Smith, Jessie Wilcox, Crowell, nd (circa 1978), 1st, cloth

A biography and career overview of this popular illustrator. Appendices with detailed listings of her illustrated books, magazine covers, illustrations,...

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Laurence S. Cutler and Judy Goffman, J. C. Leyendecker, Cutler and Judy Goffman, Laurence S., Leyendecker, J. C., Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Abrams, 2008, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 256 pages, 600 color and 20 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A major full-color monograph on one of the most beloved American illustrators. This is a great collection of images and a necessary volume for any...


Very Good+ (spine ends and corners lightly frayed, canvas covers lightly soiled, interior very sound), A. Kroch and Son, Chicago, 1944, 1st, 13 inches, 11 inches, 302 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, English

"A Record of the Exhibition of Advertising Art Sponsored By the Art Directors Cub of Chicago and Presented at the Chicago Art Institute" A great survey...

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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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John Gunnison, Rudolph Belarski, Gunnison, John, Belarski, Rudolph, Fine, Adventure House, Silver Spring, MD, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 112 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, English

A collection of nearly 350 pulp covers by Belarski. This book is from the estate of Dave Stevens (1955-2008) artist and creator of The Rocketeer....

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Fairfax Downey, Charles Dana Gibson, Downey, Fairfax, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (mild wear and aging), Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936, 1st, 9.5 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 391 pages, 228 black & white illustrations, many full-page, hardcover, cloth

"The illustrations alone would make 'Portrait of an Era' a pleasant entertainment for older readers susceptible to nostalgia for the days of shirtwaists and...

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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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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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Very Fine, Richard Müller, Mel Ramos, Ramos, Richard Müller , Mel, Kerber, 2014, 12 inches, 10 inches, 176 pages, 119 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, German, English

From the publisher: The California resident Pop artist Mel Ramos and the graphic artist from Saxony, Richard Müller, who became internationally...

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Black & White Images 2
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Limited to 2000 copies, Fine, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2004, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, vi, 106 pages, over 300 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The long out-of-print second issue of this magazine devoted to excellent reproduction of rare illustration artwork from the turn of the last century...

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Limited to 2000 copies, Very Fine (bright, flat, clean), J. Allen St. John, Richardson, Darrell C., St. John, J. Allen, Mid-America Publishers, 1991, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 10 color and 180 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

The primary reference on this artist.  Contents: Introduction. Books. Magazines. Miscellaneous. From the bookflap: Though not generally...

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This Is My Own
  $50.00
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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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Charles R. Knight, VG+ (spine splitting, binding sound, pages flat & tight), Knight, Charles R., 1942, 1st, wraps

Knight wrote this 44-page article and illustrated it with 24 paintings which are reproduced as full-page color plates. His article surveys prehistoric life...

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Charles R. Knight, VG+ (3/8" tear at spine, binding sound, pages flat, tight & clean), Knight, Charles R., 1942, 1st, wraps

Knight wrote this 44-page article and illustrated it with 24 paintings which are reproduced as full-page color plates. His article surveys prehistoric life...