Golden Age Illustrators

 
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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The Kewpie Kutouts
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Rose O'Neill, VG (boards worn along edges, 1" split at spine tail, "Katherine Bane/January 2, 1915" written on the cover and "Katherine/from Father/January 2, 1915" written on the title page, interior sound), O'Neill, Rose, Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1914, 1st, pictorial boards

This copy includes the Kewpie Kutout paper dolls with color fronts and backs. 14 kewpies, six paper dolls, five dresses with fronts and backs. 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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Ludwig Hohlwein (1926)
  $900.00
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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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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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J. C. Leyendecker, Leyendecker, J. C., Very Good+ (stains and wear to the cloth covering the box, especially on the outside and along the seams, inside material in very sound condition, the scrolls function, turning key is present, and the outside lock functions), Chicago, Powers, Higley and Company, 1900, 17 inches, 16 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

For Leyendecker collectors, an exceedingly rare and very early work by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). At the age of 19, he was given his first commercial...

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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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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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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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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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Axis in Agony!
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Boris Artzybasheff, Artzybasheff, Boris, Near Fine, Wickwire Spencer Steel Company, New York, 1944, 1st, 5.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 48 pages, 21 full-page and 1 smaller black & white illustration, Softcover, wraps, English

"Presenting a Series of Caricatures from the Brush of Boris Artzybasheff." The introduction: Boris Artzybasheff ... he hates in paint! How to present...

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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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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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Dan Zimmer, Dean Cornwell, Zimmer, Dan, Cornwell, Dean, #85 to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and slipcased, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2016, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 260 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This sought-after book has sold out two printings. This is a Mint still-in-the-shrinkwrap copy of the Special Edition. The book is signed and numbered by...

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Very Good+ (as usual, corners rubbed with boards showing, however the hinges and binding are very sound, and the interior is very tight and clean), Edwin Austin Abbey, Lucas, E.V., Abbey, Edwin Austin, Methuen & Co., 1921, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8 inches, xxii, 519 pages, 200 black & white plates, Hardcover, leather, English

This is the best book on Abbey: over five inches thick between two volumes and reproducing 200 Abbey illustrations. Written shortly after Abbey's death,...

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Sport Drawings
  $350.00
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Percy Crosby, This is out of series of a limited run of 1000 signed numbered copies, but this copy is neither signed nor numbered, Fine in a VG+ slipcase. A bright pristine copy of this book., Crosby, Percy, Percy Crosby, 1933, 1st, cloth with onlaid plate

Crosby's most elaborate self-published book is this collection. Six color plates and 43 monochrome plates of drawings in charcoal, watercolor, oil,...

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Jose Segrelles, Segrelles, Jose, #766 of 3000 copies, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild reading wear, binding sound but not tight), Graficas Bormac, Valencia, Spain, 1986, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 188 pages, 194 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, Spanish

An excellent monograph on this magnificent Spanish painter-illustrator. He illustrated Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination, Wells' The War of the...

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VG+/VG+ dustjacket (corners rubbed, boards showing, hinges cracked, otherwise covers quite clean & bright, binding tight, pages Fine, dustjacket spine torn with a small piece missing). An impressive copy. Rare with the Dustjacket, Frank Brangwyn, Gaunt, William, Brangwyn, Frank, The Studio, 1926, 1st, Hardcover, vellum spine, top edge gilt

A complete illustrated catalogue raisonné of Brangwyn's etchings completed between 1900 and 1926. Each of the 331 etchings is reproduced in...

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Sir William Russell Flint, Flint, Sir William Russell, Fine/Very Good+ (clean, bright & tight, dustjacket slightly spotted & edgeworn), Collins, London, 1950, 1st, 14.25 inches, 10.5 inches, 188 pages, 134 color and monochrome photogravure plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful collection of lovely femmes drawn by Sir William Russell Flint. 134 drawings in all, with descriptive notes by the artist for each. Four...

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Before The Dawn Of History
  $300.00
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Very Good+ (beige cloth covers slightly soiled, interior clean). An attractive copy, Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Whittlesey House, 1935, 1st, xiii, 119, 44 monochrome plates, illustrated endpapers, Hardcover, cloth

A scarce collection of Knight's dinosaur paintings. This volume includes his most iconic images for the American Museum of Natural History and the Field...

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Charles R. Knight, SIGNED & dated 3/27/82 by both authors on the half-title page, NF/NF (light bump to lower corner, blindstamp in lower corner of front free end paper, otherwise an excellent copy), Czerkas and Donald F. Glut, Sylvia Massey, Knight, Charles R., Dutton, 1982, 1st, cloth

The only modern monograph on Knight. Heavily illustrated. Signed by both authors, Sylvia Massey Czerkas and Donald F. Glut, in the year of publication....

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Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures
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Miguel Covarrubias, VG+/NF (upper right corners of the book are badly bumped otherwise the book is clean and very sound), Cox and Denna Jones Anderson, Beverly J., Covarrubias, Miguel, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1985, 1st, cloth

From the collection of Disney animator Ollie Johnson. A monograph devoted to Covarrubias' caricature work. Produced for an exhibition by the National...

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VF/VF in VF slipcase in publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1996, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

Edited & designed by Earle himself, this exquisitely produced volume includes 833 high quality reproductions of Eyvind Earle's fabled Christmas card...

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Very Good+ (as usual, corners rubbed with boards showing, spine ends frayed, hinges sound, interior is very tight and clean), Edwin Austin Abbey, Lucas, E. V., Abbey, Edwin Austin, Methuen & Co., 1921, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8 inches, xxii, 519 pages, 200 black & white plates, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

This is the best book on Abbey: over five inches thick between two volumes and reproducing 200 Abbey illustrations. Written shortly after Abbey's death,...

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Lucinda Gosling, Fortunino Matania, Gosling, Lucinda, Matania, Fortunino, Limited to 100 copies slipcased and signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, London, Book Palace, 2016, 1st, 9781907081385, 13 inches, 10 inches, 342 pages, over 750 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Ultra Deluxe Slipcased edition was limited to just 100 copies worldwide (with just 60 made available to public) and sold out instantly. It is...

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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...


Walt & Roger Reed, Reed, Walt & Roger, #97 of the deluxe edition of 250 copies signed by the author Walt Reed and containing an estate-stamped original drawing from a sketchbook of F. R. Gruger, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Madison Square Press, New York, 1984, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 355 pages, over 700 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, all edges gilt, English

"Society of Illustrators Special Edition." This is one of 250 deluxe editions signed by Walt Reed, containing an original drawing by Frederic Rodrigo Gruger...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (no rubbing to spine ends or corners, covers are clean, binding is sound, a nice copy) in a Very Good box, R. H. Russell & John Lane, New York & London, 1902, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 88 pages, 84 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and no wear to the spine, corners or edges. There is some...

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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Near Fine (almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges, some occasional light spotting) in Very Good+ box (lid split at one corner and has a 1/2 inch tear at the side), Charles Scribner's Sons & John Lane, New York & London, 1904, 1st, 11.75 inches, 17.75 inches, 80 pages, 74 full-page black & white illustrations, hardcover, white cloth spine, pictorial boards, beveled edges & corners, English

Housed in its original printed box, this is a beautiful copy with bright white cloth binding and almost no wear to the spine, corners or edges. The top edge...

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Before The Dawn Of History
  $250.00
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Very Good+ (beige cloth covers slightly soiled, previous owner's name on the endpapers, mild tobacco odor). An attractive copy, Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Whittlesey House, 1935, 2nd, xiii, 119 pages, 44 monochrome plates, illustrated endpapers, Hardcover, cloth

A scarce collection of Knight's dinosaur paintings. This volume includes his most iconic images for the American Museum of Natural History and the Field...

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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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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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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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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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Zdenek Burian, Burian, Zdenek, Very Fine in Very Fine obi band, Albatros Media, Prague, 2018, 1st, 13.3 inches, 10 inches, 472 pages, over 450 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Czech

A follow-up to the book "Adventurous World of Zdenek Burian," this volume collects over 450 of Zdenek Burian's exceptional illustrations for Czech...

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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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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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Charles Dana Gibson, Gibson, Charles Dana, Very Good+ (upper corners are moderately bumped and worn, exposing the boards underneath, the lower corners and edges are only mildly worn, there are some little water spots on the front cover, but the binding is sound, and the top edge gilt is bright) in, 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 was the first 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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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
  $195.00
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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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Signed by the author Walt Reed, Very Fine/Very Fine, Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 0942604806, Hardcover, cloth, English

Signed by the author Walt Reed. The latest revised edition expanded to cover four additional decades. This edition features entries for 647 artists and...

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Tierstudien
  $195.00
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Emil Lohse, Lohse, Emil, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (lower 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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Annual of Advertising Art (1921)
  $175.00
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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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