Golden Age Illustrators

 
Harvey Dunn, Reed, Walt, Dunn, Harvey, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light bumps to the extremities, otherwise a new unread copy), Flesk, Santa Cruz, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 304 pages, 294 color and 73 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The definitive book on this powerful painter, illustrator, and teacher! Harvey Dunn was one of twentieth century America’s most powerful...

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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 & 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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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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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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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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Mabel Dwight, Fine/Fine, Robinson and John Pirog, Susan Barnes, Dwight, Mabel, Smithsonian Institution, 1997, 1st, cloth

"Characterized as a keen observer of the comedie humaine, Mabel Dwight (1875-1955) emerged as a lithographer at the age of 52 and became one of the most...

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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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A Thomason Sketchbook
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Arnold Rosenfeld, John W. Thomason Jr., Rosenfeld, Arnold, Thomason, Jr., John W., Fine in Fine price-clipped dustjacket (attractive bookplate on front free end paper, tail of dustjacket spine bumped), University of Texas Press, Austin, 1969, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Beautiful sketches in pencil, pen & ink, and occasionally ink wash, by this artist, writer, professional soldier who lived from 1893-1944. Edited by...

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Ernst Hansen Teckningar
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Ernst Hansen, NF (edges of oversize wraps rubbed), Rubow, Jorn, Hansen, Ernst, Curth Hson, 1964, wraps

A collection of 78 lithographs created in a single month's activity. All of the images are drawings of nude female models. A reprint of a 1937 monograph.

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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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Frank Brangwyn, Limited to 1000 copies, VG+ (1/4 inch tear at the top of the spine, cloth frayed at bottom edge of spine, corners sharp, very sound), Rutter, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, F. Lewis, 1933, 1st, cloth

This beautiful monograph is devoted to Brangwyn's most famous mural commission begun in 1925 and completed in 1932 ("The huge British Empire Panels are...

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Frank Brangwyn, Limited to 1000 copies, NF (very bright, clean,, Rutter, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, F. Lewis, 1933, 1st, cloth

This beautiful monograph is devoted to Brangwyn's most famous mural commission begun in 1925 and completed in 1932 ("The huge British Empire Panels are...

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Stuart Davis
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Stuart Davis, NF/VG+ (remainder mark on bottom edge, some edgewear to dustjacket), Rylands, Philip, Davis, Stuart, Bulfinch, 1997, 1st, cloth

“Accompanying the only American showings of an exhibition devoted to the painter Stuart Davis (1892 - 1964) at Washington’s National Museum of...

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Oscar E. Berninghaus, Signed by the author Gordon E. Sanders, VF/VF, Sanders, Gordon E., Berninghaus, Oscar E., Taos Heritage Publishing Co., 1985, 1st, cloth

"Oscar Edmund Berninghaus was a major American painter. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1874, he first came to Taos in the Territory of New Mexico in 1899....

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Norman Saunders
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David Saunders, Norman Saunders, Saunders, David, Saunders, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 368 pages, over 880 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: NORMAN SAUNDERS (1907-1989) was the legendary illustrator of Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, Batman, Pre-Code Comics, Men's Adventure,...

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The Art of Allen Anderson
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David Saunders, Allen Anderson, Saunders, David, Anderson, Allen, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of Print! From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET...

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David Saunders, Allen Anderson, Saunders, David, Anderson, Allen, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in original shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Deluxe Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author David Saunders on a color illustrated plate, and presented in a red...

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The Art of Rafael DeSoto
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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the life and work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This...

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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and slipcased, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the Deluxe Edition. The book is signed and numbered by the author and comes in a matching cloth slipcase. Limited to 100 copies. (The trade...

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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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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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Cortlandt Schoonover, Frank Schoonover, Schoonover, Cortlandt, Schoonover, Frank, Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket (cloth slightly sunned, interior fine, very flat, tight, clea, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1976, 1st, 11.4 inches, 11 inches, 208 pages, 48 color plates, 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The best monograph on this Brandywine School illustrator. Long out of print. From the publisher: Frank Schoonover, one of the giants of the Golden...

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John Sloan, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket (light edge wear to dust jacket), Scott, David, Sloan, John, Watson Guptill, 1975, 1st, cloth

A biography and comprehensive career overview of this urban realist, a painter of what became known as "The Ash Can School." Written by an art historian at...

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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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Richard Slocombe, Slocombe, Richard, Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, vi, 90 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: British Posters of the Second World War presents one hundred posters from this important period in world history. Some proclaimed in...

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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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INSCRIBED & dated Sept. 1981 by the author, Fine/Near Fine, Arthur Spear, Spear, Jr., Arthur, Spear, Arthur, Warren Historical Society and St. Botolph Club, 1981, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, viii, 72 pages, 43 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

Spear (1879 - 1959) was known primarily for paintings of nymphs, fauns, undersea dwellers, and other imaginary scenes. Inscribed & dated Sept. 1981...

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Life Before Man
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Zdenek Spinar, Zdenek Burian, Spinar, Zdenek, Burian, Zdenek, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light wear to dustjacket), Cresent, New York, 1972, 1st American, 11.2 inches, 8.6 inches, 228 pages, 162 color and 26 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of the first printing from 1972, featuring cleaner and sharper reproduction of the 162 Burian paintings of prehistoric animal life...

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J. David Spurlock, J. Allen St. John, Spurlock, J. David, St. John, J. Allen, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Somerset, NJ, Vanguard, 2005, 1st, 9781887591621, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 176 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the dustjacket: Grand Master of Adventure: The Drawings of J. Allen St. John collects for the first time the exquisite pen, ink, and pencil...

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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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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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Ioan Szasz, Eyvind Earle, Szasz, Ioan, Earle, Eyvind, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (quarter-inch closed tear to otherwise Fine dustjacket), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2017, 3rd, 978-1681882710, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, 176 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist - from his early...

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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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Michael Tierney, Tierney, Michael, Very Fine, issued without dustjackets, in Very Fine slipcase, Chenault & Gray Publishing, Little Rock, AR, 2018, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 1224 pages, 5000 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

This is the Leatherbound Collector's Edition. About 150 were made for the Kickstarter backers, plus a small overrun; it is now completely sold out...

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Max Von Poosch: Leben Und Werk
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NF/VG+, Max Poosch, Trautzl, Viktor, Poosch, Max, Das Bergland-Buch, 1958, Hardcover, cloth, German

20th century German painter.

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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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Hiroshi Unno, Harry Clarke, Unno, Hiroshi, Clarke, Harry, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, PIE, Tokyo, 2014, 4756245099, 10.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 288 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

The one-and-only comprehensive collection of Harry Clarke's complete works. From the publisher: Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and...

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Hiroshi Unno, Alphonse Mucha, Unno, Hiroshi, Mucha, Alphonse, Very Fine in a 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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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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Frank Reaugh, VF/VF, Weismann, Donald L., Reaugh, Frank, Texas A&M University Press, 1985, 1st, cloth, English

Pastels and plein-air oil paintings of the Texas landscape and longhorn cattle. Number seven in the Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series.

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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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Gustav Vigeland, VF, Wikberg, Tone, Vigeland, Gustav, Normanns, 1991, wraps, Spanish, English, German, French

Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) was a sculptor. This is a picture book of the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Museum in Oslo. Deco sculptures of nude men,...

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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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Aesop's Fables
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Blanche Winder, Harry Rountree, Winder, Blanche, Rountree, Harry, Very Good+ (only light wear, covers bright and clean, spine cracked at pages 230-231, top- and fore-edge lightly spotted, plates and pages very clean & bright), London, Ward, Lock & Co., nd (1925), 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 340 pages, 48 color plates, hardcover, decorative cloth with onlaid color plate, English

From 1925, a beautiful copy of a fragile British children's book featuring 48 watercolor paintings by the inimitable Harry Rountree. This is the original...

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Aesop's Fables (Very Good+)
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Blanche Winder, Harry Rountree, Winder, Blanche, Rountree, Harry, Very Good+ (moderate wear to covers, spine ends and corners rubbed, spine cracked at pages 230-231, top- and fore-edge lightly soiled, corner of half-title page cut, 1950 gift inscription neatly written inside, interior sound), London, Ward, Lock & Co., nd (1925), 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 340 pages, 48 color plates, hardcover, decorative cloth with onlaid color plate, English

From 1925, a very sound, solid copy of a fragile British children's book featuring 48 watercolor paintings by the inimitable Harry Rountree. This is the...

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Maxfield Parrish 1870 - 1966
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Maxfield Parrish, VF/Fine, Yount, Sylvia, Parrish, Maxfield, Abrams, 1999, 1st, cloth, English

Includes previously unpublished color illustrations.

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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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