Golden Age Illustrators

 
David Apatoff, Mead Schaeffer, Apatoff, David, Schaeffer, Mead, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, nearly 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Now in stock!  Mead Schaeffer is one of the best of the painterly Golden Age illustrators. Too often overlooked, this is the first book ever...

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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Fine, Alastair, Arwas, Victor, Alastair, Thames & Hudson, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 100 pages, 4 color and 92 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

"A portrait of a fascinating and elusive personality who was a natural heir to the style and reputation of Aubrey Beardsley and whose work forms a link...

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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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Manuel Auad, Robert Fawcett, Auad, Manuel, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine slightly cocked, mild wear to book and dustjacket), Auad Publishing, San Francisco, 2010, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 182 pages, about 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out-of-print. This copy has the previous owner's signature of Richard Harrison Green who was a Disney animator on Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger...

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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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Reid Stewart Austin, George Petty, Austin, Reid Stewart, Petty, George, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Gramercy, New York, 1997, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 152 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, boards, English

The only monograph on this popular pin-up artist (1894-1975) who made significant contributions to Esquire and True magazines and Jantzen Swimwear ads. A...

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Reid Stewart Austin, George Petty, Austin, Reid Stewart, Petty, George, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Gramercy, New York, 1997, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 152 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, boards, English

The only monograph on this popular pin-up artist (1894-1975) who made significant contributions to Esquire and True magazines and Jantzen Swimwear ads. A...

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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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The Biography Of A Boy
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Fine, Rose O'Neill, Bacon, Josephine Daskam, O'Neill, Rose, Harpers Bazar, nd (1900s), 1st, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 10 pages, black & white, Softcover, English

Tearsheets from Harper's Bazaar, circa 1900 - 1920s. Chapter IV of a serial, "A Sequel to The Memoirs of a Baby" by Josephine Daskam Bacon, pages 993 -...

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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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American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
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Austen Barron Bailly, Thomas Hart Benton, Bailly, Austen Barron, Benton, Thomas Hart, Very Fine, Peabody-Essex Museum/Prestel, Salem/New York, 2015, 1st, 11 inches, 9.5 inches, 240 pages, 178 color and 45 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

A wonderful catalog for American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. Once upon a time, Hollywood movie studios would commission famous artists to...

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Nicolai Fechin
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Mary N. Balcomb, Nicolai Fechin, Balcomb, Mary N., Fechin, Nicolai, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Fechin Art Reproductions, San Cristobal, 1975, Later, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, more than 60 paintings reproduced in color, 100 drawings and photographs in black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A major monograph on this Russian painter who emigrated to America living in New York, Taos, New Mexico, and California. Foreword by his daughter Eya Fechin...

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Ralph Barton, #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and SIGNED by the publishers Boni & Liveright, VG (papered corners worn through to boards, two small tears to spine cloth), internally VG+, Balzac, Honore, Barton, Ralph, Boni & Liveright, 1928, 1st, cloth spine, textured decorative paper over boards

Lovely bawdy illustrations by the famed caricaturist. Complete in two volumes. #101 of 2050 copies published for subscribers only and signed by 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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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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Gregory Benford, Benford, Gregory, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Hearst Books, 2010, 2nd, 9781588168221, 9.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the inside flap: Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the...

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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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Norman Lindsay: Impulse to Draw
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (large crease on front cover otherwise Fine), Odana, Sydney, 1994, 2nd, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 223 pages, 280 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969). 280 pencil drawings are reproduced in this volume together with a text featuring Lindsay's own...

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Norman Lindsay: Impulse to Draw
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Fine, Odana, Sydney, 1994, 2nd, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, 223 pages, 280 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969). 280 pencil drawings are reproduced in this volume together with a text featuring Lindsay's own...

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower tips lightly bumped, book is otherwise Fine, dustjacket spine ends and back cover rubbed), Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work -- pencil drawings, pen and...

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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Print run of 2000 copies, Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries, Sydney, 1998, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, 480 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work...

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The World of Norman Lindsay
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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Near Fine (covers lightly rubbed, flat, clean, tight), Sydney, Odana, 1995, Revised and updated 3rd printing, 0 908154 55 5, 9.25 inches, 7 inches, xvi, 158 pages, 12 color and 90 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An introduction to the life and work of this Australian artist. Twelve paintings are reproduced in color.This is the "revised and updated 3rd printing" of...

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Michele H. Bogart, Bogart, Michele H., Very Fine, Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, 1st thus, 9781560987666, 8 inches, 8 inches, xvi, 390 pages, 99 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

From the Publisher: Bogart's groundbreaking consideration of public art as a topic for serious scholarly consideration examines the sustained and...

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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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The Big Book of Big Little Books
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Bill Borden, Borden, Bill, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Francisco, Chronicle, 1997, 1st, 9780811817417, 7.75 inches, 6.75 inches, 120 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: "In the thirties and forties a new breed of comic book hit the stands - spiffy miniature hardcover editions known as Big Little...

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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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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Salmon, Balliol, Balliol Salmon, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "Friendly Criticism" a drawing in Russian charcoal. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Cuneo, Cyrus, Cyrus Cuneo, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "A Canadian Camp Fire" an oil painting in black and white. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Frank Reynolds, Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Reynolds, Frank, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st, English

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "On Tour" a pencil drawing. A 12-page booklet profiles the artist's personality and work (including...

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W. Hatherell, Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Hatherell, W., Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st, English

Six tipped-in plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "A Study of Strategy" a body-color drawing. A 12 page booklet profiles the artist's...

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Fine plates & NF booklet (light foxing) in a VG+ printed folder with tassel ties, Bradshaw, Percy V., Reynolds, Warwick, Warwick Reynolds, Press Art School, nd (circa 1917), 1st

Six plates reproducing six stages in the creation of "Prosperity" a drawing in conte crayon. A 12-page booklet profiles the artist's personality and work...

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The Bridge
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Frank Brangwyn, VG+ (Previous owner's name on front free end paper), Brangwyn and Christian Barman, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, John Lane/Dodd Mead, 1926, 1st, cloth

This book collecting 22 pen drawings and 24 watercolor paintings of bridges all over Europe and as far as the Middle East and Russia. This is subtitled "A...

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The Bridge
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Frank Brangwyn, VG+ (some fraying to top of spine, Previous owner's name on front free end paper), Brangwyn and Christian Barman, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, John Lane/Dodd Mead, 1926, 1st, cloth

This book collecting 22 pen drawings and 24 watercolor paintings of bridges all over Europe and as far as the Middle East and Russia. This is subtitled "A...

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Frank Brangwyn, GWTW art director Lyle Wheeler's copy. Signed by him on the half-title page and his unique blind stamp in the lower corner of the plates, Rebacked retaining the original cloth covers and spine. New endpapers. Text block VG., Brangwyn and Walter Shaw Sparrow, Frank, Brangwyn, Frank, John Lane, 1915, 3rd 1925, decorative cloth

This was Gone With the Wind art director Lyle Wheeler's copy. Signed by Lyle Wheeler on the half-title page, with his unique blind stamp in the lower...

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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (previous owner's name written small on the front free endpaper and lined out in black marker, light shelfwear, small tears at the head of the dustjacket spine), 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

The first monograph on Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960). From the dustjacket: "Dean Cornwell, in his magazine and book...

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Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket. An amazingly pristine copy., Balance House/Watson-Guptill, New York, 1978, 1st, 10.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 240 pages, 63 color plates and 236 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A mint copy of the original edition of this great book on Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell (1892-1960).

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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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Near Fine/Good (topedge lightly spotted, interior tight & clean, dustjacket edgeworn with a razor slice on the front panel), Dong Kingman, Caen, Herb, Kingman, Dong, Doubleday, 1967, 3rd, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 41 full-color paintings, 29 two-color and 40 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A tribute to one of the world's greatest cities by the longtime San Francisco columnist Herb Caen and the artist most closely aligned with this city Dong...

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Eggenhofer: The Pulp Years
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John M Carroll, Nick Eggenhofer, Carroll, John M, Eggenhofer, Nick, Near Fine/Very Good (dustjacket worn and torn), Old Army Press, Ft. Collins, CO, 1975, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 146 pages, 8 color and over 100 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: "Eggenhoffer called the "Dean of Western Illustrators", with a foreword by Michael Koury and an introduction by Jeff Dykes, the story...

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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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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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Harry Haenigsen, VG+ (top edge dusty), Chappel and Ridgely Hunt, George S., Haenigsen, Harry, Stokes, 1931, 2nd, cloth

Gluyas Williams-esque illustrations by Haenigsen, creator of Our Bill and Penny and a member of the Famous Artists Cartooning Course faculty.

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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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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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Alex Chun, Russell Patterson, Chun, Alex, Patterson, Russell, Mild bump to corner, otherwise Very Fine (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

Over 200 illustrations compiled by co-editor Shane Glines. The long biographical essay is by our pal, Armando Mendez. From the publisher: Imagine...

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Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Collins, George Hagenauer, Max Allan, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Hong Kong, Taschen, 2008, 1st, 978-3-8365-0312-9, 8.75 inches, 7 inches, 352 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

Over 1000 men's adventure magazine covers with lurid headlines and great illustrations of sweaty men and buxom women (sometimes replaced by vicious animals)...

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The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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