Golden Age Illustrators

 
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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J. Allen St. John, St. John, J. Allen, One of 2000 numbered copies, Very Fine without dustjacket as issued, Russ Cochran, West Plains, Missouri, 1976, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 271 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth with onlaid color plate, English

The first volume of this legendary production is devoted to the first Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrator: J. Allen St. John . Every illustration in the...

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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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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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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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Stephen D. Korshak, J. Allen St. John, Korshak, Stephen D., St. John, J. Allen, Very Fine, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1-887591-89-3, 12 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, over 170 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Over 170 paintings of "Tarzan", John Carter of "Mars", and more - many shot from original paintings. Vanguard's second volume devoted to the work of J....

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Penrhyn Stanlaws, Stanlaws, Penrhyn, Very Good+ (some slight wear to the edges, left edge somewhat unevenly trimmed), New York, 1930, 1st, 14 inches, 11 inches, color

A dreamy Penrhyn Stanlaws cover from the August 19, 1933 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, volume 206, number 8. This is an actual vintage cover from...

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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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Daniel Zimmer, Haddon Sundblom, Zimmer, Daniel, Sundblom, Haddon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2018, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. Signed and numbered by the author on an insert book plate, presented in a red slipcase, and limited to 100 copies. From the...

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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Inscribed by the artist, Very Good (front cover torn, moderate wear to covers, staining to the back cover, mild wrinking to the first three pages, binding and interior sound), Glenn Bray, Sylmar, 1982, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11 inches, 94 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This copy is inscribed by Szukalski: "To Dear / Jim Hickey / With Good wishes / [undecipherable] gifted / Szukalski" It is inscribed to then Hanna-Barbera...

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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Near Fine (light wear to the corners of the covers, very flat, tight, clean), Glenn Bray, Sylmar, CA, 1980, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Troughful Of Pearls was the first book on the art of Szukalski since 1929. The book is divided into two sections of 88 pages each. "Troughful Of Pearls"...

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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Near Fine (covers rubbed, interior Fine), Sylmar/Chicago, Archives Szukalski / The Polish Museum of America, 1990, 1st, 0962623008, 6.7 inches, 6 inches, 120 pages, 52 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Stanislav Szukalski, Early Works (1913-1930) as photographed by the artist" A book of photographs of early, now lost sculptures created by Stanislav...

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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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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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Drawing Dogs
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Diane Thorne, NF/VG+, Thorne, Diane, Studio, 1940, 7th, cloth, English

A concise how-to book by this beloved dog artist. This is one of two entirely different books on drawing dogs by Thorne.

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Joseph Urban
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John Loring, Joseph Urban, Loring, John, Urban, Joseph, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2010, 1st, 978-0-8109-9026-5, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

200 color drawings, illustrations, paintings, renderings, and stage sets, nearly half of which have never been published. From the publisher: Joseph...

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Reid Stewart Austin, Alberto Vargas, Austin, Reid Stewart, Vargas, Alberto, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Bulfinch, 2006, 1st, 9781435119857, 13.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 144 pages, 100 color and 16 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern retrospective of the artist's career featuring previously unpublished works (and other works never before reprinted since their first appearances...

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Alberto Vargas, Vargas, Alberto, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild wear and several small tears to edges of dustjacket), Playboy Press, Chicago, 1972, 1st, 11 inches, 8.3 inches, 128 pages, 116 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A scarce collection in softcover, I have only seen one other hardcover copy in my life! This copy was "From the private library of Hugh Hefner's." Attached...

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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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John Vassos, Good ex-library copy (quite worn), Vassos, John, Dover, 1976, 1st, wraps

A well-worn copy of this title which has reproductions made from the original gouaches.

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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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Vigeland
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Gustav Vigeland, VF, Vigeland, Gustav, Normanns, 1993, wraps, French, English, Spanish, German

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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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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Lynd Ward, Ward, Lynd, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 1974, 1st, 11 inches, 11 inches, 388 pages, 743 illustrations, some in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This massive book is the major monograph on Lynd Ward, collecting his six novels-in-woodcuts, other book illustrations, and prints, with a text by the...

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Alice Carter, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Carter, Alice, Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Jessie, Lower corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Abrams, New York, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, 60 color plates, 115 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The story of brandywine illustrators Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. From the publisher: Illustrators Jessie Willcox...

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Animal Inn
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Very Good+/Very Good+, Milo Winter, Moe, Virginia, Winter, Milo, Houghton Mifflin, 1946, 176 pages, over 75 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"The Stories of a Trailside Museum." Tales of various animals who have been brought to the museum, well-illustrated with charming detailed pen drawings...

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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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Monkeys (#938)
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Lawson Wood, Wood, Lawson, Very Good+ (moderate wear, very sound), Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company, 1936, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 12 pages, 12 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, linen like paper wraps, English

Lawson Woods' monkeys illustrations became immensely popular in both the U.S. and Britain, appearing on numerous Collier's Magazine covers, and the subject...

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Men Of Concord
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N. C. Wyeth, Thoreau, Henry David, Wyeth, N. C., Very Good+ (very light corner wear, bookplate) with front & back dust jacket panels laid in, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1936, 1st, 10 inches, xi, 255 pages, 10 color plates, 20 black & white text illustrations, color endpapers, Hardcover, cloth, English

A book about the Revolutionary War illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.

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Christine B. Podmaniczky, N. C. Wyeth, Podmaniczky, Christine B., Wyeth, N. C., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Scala Publishers, London, 2008, 1st, 12.5 inches, 13.5 inches, 920 pages, over 2000 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Limited Supply! Brand New Shrinkwrapped Copies! Available at this price for a limited time! We are  accepting orders now. These orders...


John Edward Dell, Walt Reed, N.C. Wyeth, et al, Edward Dell, Walt Reed, John, Wyeth, et al, N.C., Fine in Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2000, 1st, 12.3 inches, 9.5 inches, 130 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A collection of paintings by N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Harvey Dunn, Frank Schoonover, Philip R. Goodwin and Dean Cornwell.  From the publisher: As...

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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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Susan E. Meyer, Meyer, Susan E., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 1978, 1st, 0810906805, 13.25 inches, 10.5 inches, 311 pages, 417 illustrations, including 186 color plates, some tipped-in, hardcover, cloth, English

I love this book! A sharp copy of the first printing of an absolutely dynamite book profiling ten artists from the Golden Age of illustration: Howard Pyle,...

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J. Stewart Johnson, Johnson, J. Stewart, Fine/Fine, New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2000, 1st, 9780810942080, 0810942089, 10 inches, 10 inches, 192 pages, 142 color and 30 black & white photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The book accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features 125 objects from...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Doreen Bolger, Bolger, Doreen, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, xii, 248 pages, 35 color and 205 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"This catalogue investigates the Museum's remarkable collection of American pastels, from charming eighteenth-century portraits to abstract works by...

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Annual of Advertising Art (1921)
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(internally Very Good, binding very sound, exterior quite worn, top of the spine bumped, spine ends frayed, edges worn with boards showing), Art Directors Club, 1921, 1st, 12, 9, xii, 134, over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The first volume in this long-running series, very similar to the Society of Illustrators Annuals. 306 entries including a number of works by Maxfield...

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Farid Chenoune, Chenoune, Farid, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (upper corners bumped otherwise Fine, top edge of dustjacket rubbed and frayed), Rizzoli, New York, 1999, 1st, 12 inches, 9.9 inches, 200 pages, over 160 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

An illustrated fashion history of French lingerie. From the publisher: In this eye-opening celebration, gorgeous photgraphs from the world of la...

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From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (bump to the head of the spine causing a crease one half inch from the top, two creases along the spine, crease to the top back cover and last page, otherwise flat, tight, clean), 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

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


Black & White Images 3
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Limited to 2000 copies, Fine, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2006, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 112 pages, 230 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

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

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From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (bump to the head of the spine causing a crease one half inch from the top, light wear to the top right corner, otherwise flat, tight, clean), Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2010, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 106 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, 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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British Contemporary Artists
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Very Good (spine ends & corners bumped & rubbed with boards showing, hinges starting), Cosmo Monkhouse, Monkhouse, Cosmo, Scribners, 1899, 1st, xxii, 267 pages, over 110 illustrations, many full-page, Hardcover, decorative cloth, top edge gilt, English

Profiles of seven British artists of the day: George Frederick Watts,  John Everett Millais,  Frederick Leighton,  Edward...

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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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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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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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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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#570 of 900 copies. 13 autographs on verso of the front free end paper including Clare Briggs and Loren Stout, VG (edges rubbed, boards showing at corners), 1928, 1st, decorative boards

Art by Cornwell, Orson Lowell, Morgan, Fancher, Loren Stout, La Gatta, Harrison Cady, Irvin, Crosby, Cooper, Sheridan, James Montgomery Flagg, Gordon Grant,...

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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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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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