Golden Age Illustrators

 
Very Fine, Mineola, NY, Dover, 2018, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 176 pages, 19 color and over 300 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: The publishing boom of the early twentieth century led to an entirely new vocation, that of art direction for editorial publications...

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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binders (mild wear to binders, light edgewear to some pages, the ringholes of some pages have been neatly reinforced), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1954, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, 5000 black & white illustrations, 24 pages in color, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1954 version of the course, focusing on mid-century Saturday Evening Post-style magazine illustration. The Famous Artists School was...


1960 Famous Artists Course
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ (mild wear to binders, mild wear to pages, complete with lesson plates and assignment sheets), Westport, CT, Famous Artists Schools, 1960, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, over 2500 black & white illustrations, 38 pages in color, some tipped-in color plates, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1960 version of the course which began the classic illustration course's modification from classic SEP-style illustration to illustration &...

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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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R. C. Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, T. S. Sullivant, Harvey, Rick Marschall, et al, R. C., Sullivant, T. S., Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2021, 1st, 9781683963646, 12.2 inches, 9.2 inches, 424 pages, black & white illustrations, with some color, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

The long-overdue, definitive career retrospective of turn-of-the-century cartoonist T. S. Sullivant. He created numerous panel cartoons for the original...

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Ralph & Keith S. Gardner Lewis, Sir William Russell Flint, Lewis, Ralph & Keith S. Gardner, Flint, Sir William Russell, Very Good+ (mild wear), Frost and Reed / Christopher Wade, London, 1977, 1st, 13.5 inches, 11 inches, 40 pages, 31 color and 2 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was a member of the Royal Academy and renown in his lifetime for his book illustration, watercolors, and female nudes....

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A Little Boy Lost
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Very Good+ (mild wear, bookplate with a Rockwell Kent illustration on the front end paper), Dorothy P. Lathrop, Hudson, W.H, Lathrop, Dorothy P., Knopf, 1920, 2nd 1924, 187 pages, 8 full-page color plates, 4 full-page black & white and 37 text illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth, top edge gilt, English

An early Dorothy Lathrop illustrated book. Lathrop (1891-1980) began her illustrating career in 1918 and was the recipient of the very first Caldecott Medal...

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A Thomason Sketchbook
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Arnold Rosenfeld, John W. Thomason Jr., Rosenfeld, Arnold, Thomason, Jr., John W., Fine in Fine price-clipped dustjacket (attractive bookplate on front free end paper, tail of dustjacket spine bumped), University of Texas Press, Austin, 1969, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Beautiful sketches in pencil, pen & ink, and occasionally ink wash, by this artist, writer, professional soldier who lived from 1893-1944. Edited by...

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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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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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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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Aesop's Fables (Very Good+)
  $125.00
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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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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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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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Alfons Mucha Slovanska Epopej
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Lenka Bydzovska, Karel Srp, Alfons Mucha, Bydzovska, Karel Srp, Lenka, Mucha, Alfons, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Prague, Galerie hlavního m sta Prahy, 2011, 1st, 9788070100042, 12.8 inches, 11.25 inches, 384 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, Czech

Alfons Mucha The Slav Epic. A huge, clothbound catalog, profusely illustrated with photos and details of Mucha's Slav Epic paintings--a series of ten...

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Very Fine, Norman Rockwell, Pero, Linda Szekely, Rockwell, Norman, Norman Rockwell Museum, 2007, 1st, 272 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: "A new, must-have book about American icon Norman Rockwell. "The Norman Rockwell Museum has published a fully-illustrated volume...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Singer Sargent, Sargent, John Singer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, xvi, 426, 109 color and 605 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth

"The Metropolitan's collection of drawings and watercolors by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925), the renowned expatriate American painter...

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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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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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American Realist - Signed
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A presentation copy INSCRIBED by Dohano, Very Good+ (oblong text block sags slightly), Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, North Light, 1980, 1st, 128 pages, 102 illustrations, over 66 in color, Hardcover, cloth

The only monograph on this Saturday Evening Post cover artist and Famous Artists School faculty member. Dohanos contributed numerous covers for The...

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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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An Alphabet
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Very Fine/Fine, William Nicholson, Nicholson, William, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1975, 1st thus, color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Facsimile of William Nicholson's 1897 Heinemann edition.

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Laurence King, London, 2020, 9781786275714, 10.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 272 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "There's a fine line between the horrible and the sublime, and Joanna Ebenstein's Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of...

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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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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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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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Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
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Irvin Ungar, Arthur Szyk, Ungar, Irvin, Szyk, Arthur, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Lewes UK, D Giles Limited, 2017, 1st, 978-1911282082, 11.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: This is an indispensable publication on the life and work of the great Polish-Jewish-American artist-activist Arthur Szyk. A master...

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Ioan Szasz, Eyvind Earle, Szasz, Ioan, Earle, Eyvind, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (quarter-inch closed tear to otherwise Fine dustjacket), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2017, 3rd, 978-1681882710, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, 176 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist - from his early...

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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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Before The Dawn Of History
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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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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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George B. Bridgman, Bridgman, George B., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (small tears and light wear to the dustjacket), Weathervane, New York, 1979, 3rd, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 356 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Bridgman's classic, essential guide--with more than 1,000 drawings and 22 expert lessons on mastering the human figure from every angle. Bridgman's...

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British Contemporary Artists
  $100.00
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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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Brothers of the Spear, Volume 2
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Russ Manning, Dubois, Gaylord, Manning, Russ, Dark Horse, 2013, 978-1-61655-051-6, 1-61655-051-1, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, 264 pages, color, Hardcover, leatherette, English

The follow-up to the instantly sold-out Brothers of the Spear Volume 1 is here! With nearly 300 more pages of rare Russ Manning art, the middle third of...

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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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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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John E. Petty, Grey Smith, Petty, Grey Smith, John E., Very Fine, Ivy Press, Dallas, 2009, 9781599673318, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 310 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: For decades, movie-going audiences thrilled to the adventures of their favorite heroes, as they watched these...

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Signed by both Mark Schultz & Wm Stout, Very Fine, Charles R. Knight, Mark Schultz, Knight, Mark Schultz, Charles R., G.T. Labs, 2005, 1st, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

A previously unpublished autobiography by the renown paleontological artist. Featuring 14 full-page black & white illustrations by Mark Schultz....

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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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Charlot Murals In Georgia
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Jean Charlot, Limited to 2500 copies, VG+/VG- (3" triangular piece missing from dustjacket front panel), Charlot, Jean, University of Georgia Press, 1945, 1st, cloth

Jean Charlot (1897 - 1979) learned mural painting in the 1920s under Diego Rivera and created some 75 murals over his lifetime. He painted three large...

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Alex Schomburg, NF (slight shelf wear, pages flat, binding tight & spine uncreased), Gustavson, Jon, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Alex Schomburg, Very Fine, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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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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Country Colic
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Robert Lawson, VG+ (bottom corners worn, one exposing board), Lawson, Robert, Little Brown, 1944, 2nd, cloth

Subtitled, "The Weeder's Digest," a humorous look at the headaches of country living. By the illustrator of Ferdinand the Bull.

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears), Bonanza, New York, circa 1947, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black &...

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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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