Golden Age Illustrators

 
Diana L. Johnson, One of 7000 copies, Fine/Fine, Johnson, Diana L, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979, 1st, cloth

Exhibition catalogue describing 231 items, fully illustrated, with biographies of each artist represented.

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Joanne Gernsten London, NF/VG+, London, Joanne Gernsten, National Geographic, 2007, 1st, boards

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Near Fine (only light shelfwear, flat, tight, and unread), 1994, 1st, Softcover, wraps

"Crimes 'n' Gals in the USA: A Pictorial History 1930s-1960s." An excellent collection of pin-up art. Chapters on comic strips (55 illus), comic books (63...

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Very Good+ (moderate shelfwear, rubbing at the corners, flat, tight, and unread), 1994, 1st, Softcover, wraps

"Crimes 'n' Gals in the USA: A Pictorial History 1930s-1960s." An excellent collection of pin-up art. Chapters on comic strips (55 illus), comic books (63...

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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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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Inscribed by the author Walt Reed, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Abbeville, New York, 1979, 1st, 11.6 inches, 9.2 inches, 159 pages, 120 color and 110 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed on the half-title page by the author Walt Reed: "For Tom and Judy Decker With best wishes, Walt Reed" 74 illustrators are profiled. Each...

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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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Illustration Magazine #65
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Very Fine, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, wraps, English

In this issue: We feature the work of COLES PHILLIPS, best known for his slick magazine illustrations and "fadeaway girl" covers for LIFE magazine,...

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Illustration Magazine #72
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Very Fine, The Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2021, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

This issue covers three artists: - Frank Fruzyna (33 pages with 5 color and 33 black & white illustrations). - C. C. Beall (20 pages with 37 color...

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Roger Avermaete, #526 of 1000 copies, NF (fragile item, very sound, partly uncut), Avermaete, Roger, Dorbon Aine, 1928, 1st, wraps

"Illustrated with 239 woodcuts, 230 in black & white and nine in color, by various artists, of which 177 from the original blocks. Standard study...

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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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Simon Braund, Braund, Simon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Titan Books (UK), London, 2019, 9781789090321, 12.5 inches, 9.3 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: A lavish hardback containing Orson Welles' Portfolio, much of which has never been seen before. Orson Welles, famous as an...

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Pen Drawing And Pen Draughtsmen
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Joseph Pennell, NF (light shelfwear, neat previous owner's name on front free end paper), Pennell, Joseph, MacMillan, 1920, 1st, cloth

"Pen drawing and pen draughtsmen, their work and their methods: a study of the art today with technical suggestions by Joseph Pennell N.A." A survey of...

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Posters of the First World War
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Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, iv, 92 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising - during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as...

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Michele H. Bogart, Bogart, Michele H., Very Fine, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, 1st thus, 9781560987666, 8 inches, 8 inches, xvi, 390 pages, 99 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

From the Publisher: Bogart's groundbreaking consideration of public art as a topic for serious scholarly consideration examines the sustained and...

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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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The American Scene
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Matthew Baigell, Fine/NF, Baigell, Matthew, Praeger, 1974, 1st, cloth

"American painting of the 1930's." "Shortly after the Crash of 1929, revulsion from European art and culture and revived interest in rural and regional...

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, New York, Distributed Art Publishers, 2016, 1st, 9781938922916, 9.75 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death is the...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners very sharp, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, interior Fine, dustjacket edgeworn with several small nicks and tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1973, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.7 inches, 160 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profusely illustrated interviews with Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Johnny Hart, Al Jaffee, Bob Jones, Norman Rockwell, Arnold...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Near Fine/Near Fine (tips of boards lightly bumped, dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine), 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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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

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

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Walt & 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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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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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, VF/VG (several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

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

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

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

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The 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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Dave Stivers, Stivers, Dave, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Collector's Showcase, San Diego, 1986, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 143 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A pictorial history of vintage Cream of Wheat advertising from the first half of the twentieth century. The founder of the company was an art connoisseur...

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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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VG (edges rubbed, boards showing at corners, studio stamps on endpapers, internally VG+), Art Directors Club, 1923, 1st, cloth spine

245 entries from 124 artists, including: Ralph Barton,  Franklin Booth,  Charles Livingston Bull,  Dean Cornwell, ...

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Very Fine, Girasol Collectables, Ontario, 2002, 1st revised, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 128 pages, 12 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Girasol Collectables "pulp replica" of the August 1933 issue of The Shadow Magazine, which features "The Black Hush" and includes 12 black & white...

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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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Frederick I. Ordway III, Ordway III, Frederick I., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2001, 1st, 9781568581811, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 178 pages, 120 color and 60 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This full-color book assembles a fabulous collection of images of astronautics and rocketry. The pictures, both...

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