Golden Age Illustrators

 
The Third Book of Virgil Finlay
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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #186 of 1300 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's pre-1955 pulp illustrations. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork. From the dustjacket: This...

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John Held, and Jr
The Flesh is Weak
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John Held, Jr, Held, Jr, John, Near Fine (light wear, sharp corners, clean), The Vanguard Press, New York, 1931, 1st, 7.6 inches, 5.4 inches, viii, 244 pages, 28 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The Flesh Is Weak (1931) is a collection of short stories written and illustrated by John Held, Jr. Beautifully written, melancholy and elegiac; at his...

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Richard Milner, Charles R. Knight, Milner, Richard, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 2011, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 180 pages, 260 full-color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. One of only two monographs on this incredible artist best known for his paintings of prehistoric life. From the publisher: American...

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June DuBois, William R. Leigh, DuBois, June, Leigh, William R., Fine in Fine dustjacket, Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO, 1977, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, xiv, 210 pages, 66 color and over 60 black & white illustrations, 24 photos, Hardcover, leather spine, cloth, English

William Robinson Leigh (1866 - 1955) was an American artist and illustrator, best known for his painted Western scenes (and a favorite of mine for his many...

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Manhattans, Bronxes and Queens
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Wilfred J. Funk, Russell Patterson, Funk, Wilfred J., Patterson, Russell, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (covers & interior clean & bright, corners sharp, dustjacket worn at the ends of the spine otherwise very ), McBride, New York, 1931, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.4 inches, 140 pages, 45 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Light verse about the Manhattan smart set illustrated with 45 ink drawings by Russell Patterson. This 1931 book is hard to find in collectible condition 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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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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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
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Norman Lindsay, Fine/VG (dustjacket edgeworn with several large tears), Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, cloth

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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Limited to 500 deluxe copies. Slipcased Hardcover Edition featuring a 16-page bonus folio and an alternate cover., Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase, Margaret Brundage, Korshak, J. David Spurlock, Stephen, Brundage, Margaret, Vanguard Productions, 2013, 1st, 9781934331514, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This Slipcased Hardcover Edition is limited to only 500 copies and features an alternate cover and a 16-page bonus folio not included in the regular...

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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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Gershon Legman, Mahlon Blaine, Legman, Gershon, Blaine, Mahlon, #18 of 100 hardcover copies signed by contributors Legman, Trenary, and Arrington. "This special hardbound edition is limited to 125 copies, of which 100 are for sale.", Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Peregrine Books, Lansing, MI, 1982, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 104 pages, 8 color plates, over 70 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This is #18 of 100 hardcover copies signed by contributors Legman, Trenary, and Arrington. ("This special hardbound edition is limited to 125 copies, of...

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Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue
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Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell, Moffatt, Laurie Norton, Rockwell, Norman, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 1986, 1st, 13 inches, 10 inches, 1283 pages, 96 color plates & 3,594 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A boxed, two volume set of 1,200 pages with 96 color plates and 3,594 black & white illustrations. From the publisher: No true Rockwell fan...

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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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Veronique Fromanger, Rembrandt Bugatti, Fromanger, Veronique, Bugatti, Rembrandt, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Paris, Les Editions De l'Amateur, 2016, 1st thus, 978-2859175603, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 392 pages, over 800 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The most extensive retrospective on this famous Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, known primarily for his breathtaking wildlife bronzes. Includes a...

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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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Don Quijote De La Mancha
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Corners bumped otherwise VF, Jose Segrelles, Cervantes, Miguel, Segrelles, Jose, Espasa, 2002, 1st, Hardcover, leather, Spanish


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Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures
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Miguel Covarrubias, NF/NF (top edge is slightly foxed, the dustjacket's rear panel is scuffed), Cox and Denna Jones Anderson, Beverly J., Covarrubias, Miguel, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1985, 1st, cloth

Covarrubias (1904-1957) was the premiere caricaturist in the U.S. in the period between the suicide of Ralph Barton and the rise of Al Hirschfeld. This...

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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
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Near fine in VG+ price-clipped dustjacket (upper corner bumped otherwise Fine, dustjacket worn at top of spine and upper rear corner), Norman Lindsay, Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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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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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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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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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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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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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Deluxe Edition limited to just 100 copies! It has a green cloth slipcase embossed with the artist's autograph in white ink, and a tipped-in color plate...

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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Balance House/Watson-Guptill, New York, 1978, 1st, 10.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 240 pages, 63 color plates, 236 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A sharp copy of the original edition of this great book on this American illustrator & muralist. This book has 63 paintings in color, additional...

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Daniel Zimmer, Herbert Paus, Zimmer, Daniel, Paus, Herbert, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author and publisher Dan Zimmer, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket 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

This is the publisher's Special Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author and publisher Dan Zimmer, and presented in a...

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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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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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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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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (mild wear to the tail of the spin, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1894, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the second book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (moderate rubbing to spine ends and corners, cloth peeking through at lower corners, an above average copy of this fragile item, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy), R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1898, 1901 printing, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"This is the third book in a regular series of Mr. Gibson's published drawings... Each book contains eighty-four of Mr. Gibson's best cartoons, and all are...

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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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Rockwell Kent, Kent, Rockwell, One of 1850 numbered copies signed by Kent, Near Fine (a bit of darkening to top edge of cloth, a bit of age toning, internally Fine) in the Very Good+ plastic dustjacket (plastic has turned brown and shrunk from age), Random House, New York, 1931, 1st, 10.2 inches, 7.2 inches, 46 pages, 20 full-page two-color illustrations, hardcover, Two-color lithographed cloth over boards, English

One of Rockwell Kent's most beautiful books; written, illustrated and designed by Kent at the peak of his career. Kent both wrote and illustrated this...

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John Fleskes, Joseph Clement Coll, Fleskes, John, Coll, Joseph Clement, The hardbound edition limited to 800 copies, Upper corners bumped otherwise Fine in Fine dustjacket, Flesk, Santa Cruz, CA, 2003, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 168 pages, over 220 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The second monograph devoted to the art of pen & ink master Joseph Clement Coll. Over 220 illustrations. Out of print in softcover and hardcover. This...

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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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Norman Lindsay Watercolours
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Norman Lindsay, VF/NF (dustjacket slightly edgeworn with three small closed tears), Lindsay, Norman, Ure Smith, 1969, 1st, cloth

This book reproduces 19 of this notorious artist's best watercolor paintings. Bold female nudes, pirates, bacchanals, and other favorite Lindsay themes. Two...

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Tierstudien
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Emil Lohse, Lohse, Emil, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (one corner lightly bumped, dustjacket chipped at corners and spine), Veb E. A. Seemann, Leipzig, 1956, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, xviii, 142 pages, 132 plates (about half in color), plus 6 text illustrations, hardcover, cloth, German

A collection of beautiful animal studies, most dating from 1905 to 1930. A wide assortment of mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects drawn from life or, in a...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear, corners rubbed but sharp, binding & interior very soun, Viking, New York, 1947, 2nd 1948, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, well-illustrated in black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This 1948 second printing of the original edition is from the library of Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos. His original sales receipt from...

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Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator
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David Apatoff, Albert Dorne, Apatoff, David, Dorne, Albert, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Francisco, Auad Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9781620503591, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 160 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator is the latest addition to Auad Publishing's Famous Illustrators series. It's a worthy successor to...

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Norman Lindsay's Pen Drawings
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Norman Lindsay, VG+ (oversize covers worn along edges and spine, internally only light foxing on a few text pages, flat & clean), Lindsay, Norman, Angus & Robertson, 1931, 1st, wraps

This book largely reproduces the contents of the 1918 Pen Drawings of Norman Lindsay, however there are several plates exclusive to this edition. Excellent...

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Bruno Liljefors: The Peerless Eye
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Very Good+/Near Fine (slight binding flaw--a small gap between the first and second signatures - otherwise attractive copy), Bruno Liljefors, Hill, Martha, Liljefors, Bruno, Allen, 1987, 1st, 174 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth

Liljefors (1860-1939) was a bird & wildlife painter, one of the first of the modern school.

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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: A Catalogue Raisonne - 3 Vol. Set
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Ani Boyajian, Mark Rutkoski, Stuart Davis, Boyajian, Mark Rutkoski, Ani, Davis, Stuart, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap, Yale Art Gallery / Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2007, 1st, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 386+710+478 pages, 990 color and 1220 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

2008 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, Art Libraries Society of North America 2007 Honorable Mention, Award for Excellence, Art and Art History,...

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Joseph Augusta, Zdenek Burian, Augusta, Joseph, Burian, Zdenek, Prev owner's name and date Feb. 1957 neatly written on the front free endpaper otherwise Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket) in remnants of cardboard slipcase (split along the seams), Spring Books, London, 1958, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 47 pages + 60 plates pages, 30 color and 30 black & white plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this sixty year old volume in the famous Augusta-Burian prehistoric life series. This volume is devoted to the dinosaurs. From the...

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Raw F*** It Number One
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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, 3A Publishing, Kowloon, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 100 pages, color illustrations on every page, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Ashley's self-published collection of ink drawings (no paintings) features unexpurgated images in full color on heavy paper between hard covers. Popbot,...

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Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only slight shelfwear, a very attractive copy, small, neat gift inscription on the front free endpaper), Balance House/Watson-Guptill, New York, 1978, 1st, 10.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 240 pages, 63 color plates, 236 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The original edition of this great book on Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960). Dean Cornwell, in his magazine and book...

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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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Betty, Zdenek Burian, Betty, Burian, Zdenek, Very Fine in Very Fine obi band, Albatros Media, Prague, 2016, 1st, 13.3 inches, 10 inches, 416 pages, over 420 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Czech

The renown Czech artist Zdenek Burian is best known internationally for his paintings of dinosaurs, extinct mammals and prehistoric man, but his...

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