Golden Age Illustrators

 
Edith & Henry Prellwitz, VF, Prellwitz, Edith & Henry, Spanierman Gallery, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards

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Das Gesicht Hamburgs
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Frans Masereel, VG+ (spine ends & tips worn otherwise Fine, previous owner's bookplate on front free end paper), Masereel, Frans, Johannes Asmus, 1966, 1st, pictorial boards, German

"Faces of Hamburg." A picture novel in woodcuts by Frans Masereel (1889 - 1972).

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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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The Way Of The Cross
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Frank Brangwyn, Limited to 700 numbered copies, Very Fine/Very Fine, Brangwyn, Frank, Auad, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 14 inches, English

Brangwyn's depiction of the 14 stations of the cross, finely printed on 14 letterpress sheets. From the publisher's announcement: Auad Publishing is...

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William Lyon Phelps, Dean Cornwell, Phelps, William Lyon, Cornwell, Dean, Very Good (lower corners bumped and worn, upper corners worn, boards showing at all four corners, spine cloth and interior sound, 1926 gift inscription), Cosmopolitan, New York, 1926, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9 inches, 116 pages, 12 color plates, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A travelogue of the Holy Land illustrated with twelve color plates reproducing paintings by Dean Cornwell. Originally serialized in Good Housekeeping...

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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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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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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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The Art of Saul Tepper
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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Another top notch monograph from The Illustrated Press! The first collection of the editorial and advertising illustrations by Saul Tepper. An artist...

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Walt Reed, Harold Von Schmidt, Reed, Walt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Fine lacking dustjacket, Northland, Flagstaff, AZ, 1972, 1st, 13 inches, 10.2 inches, 230 pages, 50 color and 170 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A very sharp copy of the only major monograph on this Saturday Evening Post illustrator and Western painter. Written by illustration expert and founder of...

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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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The Art of Herbert Paus
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Daniel Zimmer, Herbert Paus, Zimmer, Daniel, Paus, Herbert, Very Fine, issued in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2021, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

NOW IN STOCK! Another great entry in The Illustrated Press' series of artist monographs. Herbert Paus was a contemporary of J.C. Leyendecker. They...

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George Bellows
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George Bellows, Bellows, George, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Prestel Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9783791351872, 11.5 inches, 10 inches, 336 pages, 250 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

George Bellows (1882-1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists when he died, at the age of forty-two. From the publisher: This...

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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
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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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Der Weg Der Menschen
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Frans Masereel, Fine/VG+ (dust jacket lightly water stained), Masereel, Frans, Gutenberg, 1968, 1st, cloth

A picture novel in woodcuts by Frans Masereel (1889 - 1972).

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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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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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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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Harvey Dunn, Reed, Walt, Dunn, Harvey, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, 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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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, John Singer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, xvi, 426, 109 color and 605 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

"The Metropolitan's collection of drawings and watercolors by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), the renowned expatriate American painter...

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Rizzoli, 2012, 1st, 9780847839339, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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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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Brothers of the Spear, Volume 2
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Russ Manning, Dubois, Gaylord, Manning, Russ, Dark Horse, 2013, 978-1-61655-051-6, 1-61655-051-1, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 264 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

The follow-up to the instantly sold-out Brothers of the Spear Volume 1 is here! With nearly 300 more pages of rare Russ Manning art, the middle third of...

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Sorolla: The Masterworks
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Blanca Pons-Sorolla, Joaquin Sorolla, Pons-Sorolla, Blanca, Sorolla, Joaquin, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Skira Rizzoli, New York, 2012, 978-0-8478-3933-9, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, over 100 color and many black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

About This Book A new survey of the best works by the elusive and spectacular Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla. Often compared to his...

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Laurence S. Cutler, Judy Goffman Cutler, Maxfield Parrish, Cutler, Judy Goffman Cutler, Laurence S., Parrish, Maxfield, Fine/Fine, Rohnert Park, Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 1995, 3rd, 9780876545997, 0876545991, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 164 pages, over 130 color plates and more than 30 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

From the jacket flap: Maxfield Parrish has long been considered one of the greatest American illustrators of the twentieth century. In the early 1920s,...

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Alex Chun, Russell Patterson, Chun, Alex, Patterson, Russell, Very Fine (sharp corners, new and unread) with Very Fine obi band, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2006, 1st, 9781560977377, 156097737X, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 184 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A mint copy of this long out of print art book, the only collection of this influential illustrator's work. Over 200 illustrations compiled by co-editor...

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Alfons Mucha, Mucha, Alfons, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Paris, Les Editions Rmn-Grand Palais, 2018, 1st, 978-2711871254, 12.75 inches, 8.1 inches, 248 pages, 256 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, French

This is the beautifully produced catalogue for the amazing Alphonse Mucha exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg from September 2018 to January 2019....

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Christopher Mount, Georgii Stenberh, Vladimir Stenberg, Mount, Christopher, Stenberh, Vladimir Stenberg, Georgii, Fine, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1997, 2nd, 12 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: The Stenberg brothers, like their contemporaries Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, were artists of immensely varied interests and...

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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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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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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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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Very Good+ (blue cloth spine sunned/discolored, mild bump to lower corner) lacking dustjacket, 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

From the dustjacket: Dean Cornwell, in his magazine and book illustrations, posters, calendar art, and advertising art recaptured decade by decade the...


Mary Weaver Chapin, Chapin, Mary Weaver, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2012, 1st, 9783791352046, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 164 pages, over 125 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print. From the publisher: From crowded dance halls to smoky cabarets, this vibrant collection of posters from the Belle Epoque explores the...

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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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Henry C. Pitz, Howard Pyle, Pitz, Henry C., Pyle, Howard, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1975, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.4 inches, viii, 248 pages, 39 color and 165 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first edition/printing of the major monograph on Pyle written by fellow illustrator and illustration historian Henry Pitz. Includes 39 color and 165 black...

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The A. B. Frost Book
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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