Golden Age Illustrators

 
Noel Daniel, Mike Caveney, Jim Steinmeyer, Ricky Jay, Daniel, Mike Caveney, Jim Steinmeyer, Ricky Jay, Noel, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (some indentations to the rear panel of the dustjacket), Koln, Germany, Taschen, 2009, 1st, 9783836509770, 17.75 inches, 12 inches, 650 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English, French, German

This is the oversize 12 x 17 inch original edition first printing, unabridged, with over 100 pages removed from subsequent printings. From the publisher:...

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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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Lyonel Feininger
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Lyonel Feininger, VG+ (tear to top of spine, white covers slightly soiled, interior Fine), Feininger, Lyonel, Associated American Artists, 1972, 1st, wraps

Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). "etchings lithographs and woodcuts from the estate of the artist" "This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of...

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Ludwig Hohlwein, Hohlwein, Ludwig, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Munich, Munchner Stadtmuseum/Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1996, 1st, 3781404005, 11.7 inches, 9 inches, 295 pages, over 345 color and 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, German

The hardcover edition of this scarce and massive retrospective exhibition catalogue on the most renown German commercial artist of the 20th century....

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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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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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Life - February 9, 1928
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Very Good, Russell Patterson, Patterson, Russell, February 9, 1928, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 32, color cover by Patterson of two passionate lovers with two cupids looking on, Centerspread by CD Gibson, Spot illustrations by Patterson (2), John Held (4), FG Cooper, Norman Lynd, others, Softcover, color wraps, English

Color cover by Russell Patterson of two passionate lovers with two cupids looking on. Centerspread by Charles Dana Gibson. Spot illustrations by...

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Legends Of The City Of Mexico
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Walter Appleton Clark, VG+, Janvier, Thomas A, Clark, Walter Appleton, Harper & Bros., 1910, Reprint, cloth, English

"These legends of the City of Mexico are of my finding, not of my making. They are genuine folk-stories. Each one of them is a true folk-growth from some...

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Landscapes And Voices
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Frans Masereel, Fine, Masereel, Frans, Schocken, 1988, 1st, wraps, English

Frans Masereel woodcuts of European urban and rural life, first published in Germany in 1929. Not a picture novel but a collection of lovely evocative...

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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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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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Juan And Juanita
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VG (shelf wear, lower edge rubbed, boards peeking through at lower corners, interior sound), Gustaf Tenggren, Baylor, Frances Courtenay, Tenggren, Gustaf, Houghton Mifflin, 1926, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 300 pages, 5 color plates, Hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

The story of two Mexican siblings captured by Indians; after four years of captivity, they escape and make their way home. A children’s novel about...

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John Fleskes, Joseph Clement Coll, Fleskes, John, Coll, Joseph Clement, The hardbound edition limited to 800 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Flesk, Santa Cruz, CA, 2003, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 168 pages, over 220 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Jose Segrelles, Segrelles, Jose, #295 of 3000 copies, Fine/Fine, Graficas Bormac, Valencia, Spain, 1986, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 188 pages, 194 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, Spanish

The largest and best monograph on this magnificent Spanish painter-illustrator. He illustrated Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination, Wells' The War of...

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Jose Segrelles, Segrelles, Jose, #646 of 3000 copies, Fine/Fine (four small scuffs to the dustjacket spine otherwise no wear, clean, bright, tight), Graficas Bormac, Valencia, Spain, 1986, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 188 pages, 194 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, Spanish

This is the cleanest copy I've ever had! An excellent monograph on this magnificent Spanish painter-illustrator. He illustrated Poe's Tales of Mystery...


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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John Sloan, NF without dust jacket as issued (spine label missing), Sloan, John, American Artists Group, 1945, Later, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

John Sloan was an ash can school painter and an associate of Robert Henri.

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John Sloan, VG+ without dust jacket as issued, Sloan, John, American Artists Group, 1945, Later, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

John Sloan was an ash can school painter and an associate of Robert Henri.

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John Marvel, Assistant
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James Montgomery Flagg, VG, Page, Thomas Nelson, Flagg, James Montgomery, Scribners, 1909, 1st, cloth

8 paintings en grisalle. From The New York Times , March 19, 1910: "A recent American novel, Mr. Thomas Nelson Page’s “John Marvel...

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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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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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James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edgeworn with several tears and chips), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0-8230-1835-0, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, 70 color plates and 175 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on this multifaceted artist. He was a pen & ink virtuoso, painted the "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, wrote and directed...

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J. C. Leyendecker (2008)
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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...

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Michael Schau, J. C. Leyendecker, Schau, Michael, Leyendecker, J. C., Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0823027570, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, 64 color plates, over 200 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This was for three decades the only major monograph on this great illustrator. It remains a major resource, one of only three books on the artist. Features...


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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Indians: Hunters Of The Plains
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R. L. Lambdin, VG+ (corners rubbed, boards showing, some nicks to rear board, front board & interior clean & bright), Lambdin, R. L., Garden City Publishing Co., 1941, pictorial boards

A vintage children's picture book.

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VG. All tissue guards present., Charles Robinson, Macy, S. B, Robinson, Charles, Longmans, Green & Co, 1910, 1st, Hardcover, English

From the Preface: “There is no Fairy Story that can compare in charm and wonder, with the old, old Story of the Beginning of All Things, and of the...

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Eugene Atget, VF, Atget, Eugene, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000, 1st, French wraps, English

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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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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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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lightly rubbed), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (occasional rubbing to the dustjacket edges), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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How To Run A Communal Home
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W. Heath Robinson, Fine/Fine, Robinson, W. Heath, Duckworth, 1980, 1st, cloth, English

A reprint of the 1943 edition.

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Adolf Dehn & Lawrence Barrett, NF/VG+, Dehn & Lawrence Barrett, Adolf, American Artists Group, 1950, 1st, cloth

A comprehensive volume. Dehn writes about drawing on the stone in the first half of the book. Barrett explains printing from the stone in the second half....

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How To Be A Motorist
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W. Heath Robinson, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Robinson, W. Heath, Duckworth, 1977, 1st, cloth, English

A reprint of the 1936 edition.

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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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Hermann Vogel Album 1
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Hermann Vogel, Vogel, Hermann, Very Fine, Belloloco, Angouleme, 2014, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8 inches, 48 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, French

"Extraits naturels de dessin a bords perdus" A collection of Hermann Vogel illustrations published between 1889 and 1895. Hermann Vogel was a late 19th...

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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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Heath Robinson Advertising
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Geoffrey Beare, W. Heath Robinson, Beare, Geoffrey, Robinson, W. Heath, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (four tiny spots to the top edge otherwise Fine, light wear to dustjacket), Bellew Publishing, London, 1992, 9781857250398, 9.5 inches, 6.5 inches, 192 pages, almost 200 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

In this remarkable book, Geoffrey Beare has tracked down and, for the first time, catalogued all the available information on Heath Robinson's commercial...

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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, English

Temporarily out of stock. This will be restocked when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The definitive book on this powerful painter, illustrator,...


Harrison Fisher: Defining the American Beauty
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Tina Skinner, Harrison Fisher, Skinner, Tina, Fisher, Harrison, Near Fine (light bump to top of the spine, other corners sharp, flat, tight, clean), Atyglen, PA, Schiffer, 1999, 1st, 9780764307416, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 176 pages, almost 450 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Harrison Fisher: Defining the American Beauty is the largest picturial guide to this popular artist ever produced. Nearly 450 color...

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Brian M Kane, Hal Foster, Kane, Brian M, Foster, Hal, Near Fine (light wear to covers), Vanguard, Lebanon, NJ, 2002, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 208 pages, 75 color and over 290 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In the first comprehensive biography of Hal Foster, author Brian M. Kane examines the 70-year career of one of the greatest...

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

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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Great American Illustrators
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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Foxing on fore-edge otherwise Fine in Fine dustjacket, Crown/Bounty, New York, 1979, 1st, 15 inches, 12 inches, 105 pages, 74 color and 85 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This oversize hardcover edition of "50 Great American Illustrators" features large poster-size pages. Edwin Austin Abbey. Harry Beckhoff. Walter Biggs....

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Grant Wood, VG+ (one corner bumped, spine & edges lightly rubbed), Dennis, James M., Wood, Grant, Viking, 1975, 1st, cloth

The first extensive monograph on this American regionalist painter (1892-1942).

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J. Allen St. John, St. John, J. Allen, Limited to 500 deluxe slipcased copies with an extra 16 page portfolio, Fine/Fine in Near Fine slipcase (small bump to one lower corner), Vanguard, Montclair, NJ, 2005, 1st, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, 174 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

The Limited Slipcased Edition which sold out immediately upon publication. This slipcased edition contains an extra 16-page ''Collector's Edition...

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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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