Golden Age Illustrators

 
Dan Zimmer, Zimmer, Dan, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (one-eighth-inch tear to the top otherwise Very Fine dustjacket), Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2015, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, 218 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Limited to 1000 copies and out of print. This big beautiful must-have book showcases 218 artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950....

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Leon Gaspard
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Leon Gaspard, Gaspard, Leon, Very Good+ (mild wear, generally flat, tight, clean), Fenn Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, 1981, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.25 inches, 12 pages, 20 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The catalog to a 1981 exhibition of Leon Gaspard (1882-1964) paintings at Forrest Fenn's gallery in Santa Fe with 20 color illustrations. Introduction by...

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Mary Weaver Chapin, Chapin, Mary Weaver, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2012, 1st, 9783791352046, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 164 pages, over 125 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print. From the publisher: From crowded dance halls to smoky cabarets, this vibrant collection of posters from the Belle Epoque explores the...

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Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Broder, Patricia Janis, Cornwell, Dean, Very Good+ (blue cloth spine sunned/discolored, mild bump to lower corner) lacking dustjacket, 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

From the dustjacket: Dean Cornwell, in his magazine and book illustrations, posters, calendar art, and advertising art recaptured decade by decade the...


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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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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Charles Solomon, Solomon, Charles, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Disney Editions, New York, 2014, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 160 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This out-of-prin t book is a treasure trove of Golden Book and Little Golden Book art, much of it taken from new scans/photographs of the original artwork...


S. J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld, Perelman, S. J., Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine, lacking dustjacket (spine ends and corners sharp, binding tight, covers and pages clean), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1948, 6th, 8.8 inches, 6.75 inches, 159 pages, 43 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hirschfeld, relieved of the need to create likenesses, contributes a wonderful group of 43 humorous story illustrations to this account of...

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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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Simon Braund, Braund, Simon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Titan Books (UK), London, 2019, 9781789090321, 12.5 inches, 9.3 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: A lavish hardback containing Orson Welles' Portfolio, much of which has never been seen before. Orson Welles, famous as an...

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Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Random House Books for Young Readers, New York, 2019, 9780375830051, 9.5 inches, 5 inches, 24 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern board book reprinting Mary Blair's last and scarcest book from 1964. So scarce, it wasn't even mentioned in John Canemaker's Mary Blair monograph!...


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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Dan Zimmer, Dean Cornwell, Zimmer, Dan, Cornwell, Dean, Limited to 100 slipcased copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2016, 3rd 2020, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 260 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is a Mint still-in-the-shrinkwrap copy of the third Printing Special Edition. This third printing comes in a black cloth slipcase embossed with...

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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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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
  $300.00
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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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The Art of Earl Oliver Hurst
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Earl Oliver Hurst, Hurst, Earl Oliver, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Saugerties, Graphic Collectibles, 2005, 1st, 0976150603, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Long out of print. This is the only book on the art of the illustrator Earl Oliver Hurst, 1895-1958. Hurst illustrated mostly for Collier's Magazine from...

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George Bellows
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George Bellows, Bellows, George, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Prestel Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9783791351872, 11.5 inches, 10 inches, 336 pages, 250 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

George Bellows (1882-1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists when he died, at the age of forty-two. From the publisher: This...

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Antonis Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antonis, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2021, 1st, 9781419747601, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

As illustrators, one conveys information visually. This is a feast of visual interpretations--or visualizations--of information. Entertaining, inspirational...

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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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John Held, and Jr
The Flesh is Weak
  $120.00
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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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Alberto Becattini, Becattini, Alberto, Fine-Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glittering Images, Florence, 1994, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 450 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Book One covers sexy pulp & girlie magazines: Margaret Brundige , Enoch Bolles , Peter Driben ; and Brown & Bigelow : Moran , Elvgren ,...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild to moderate wear, with a number of ringholes torn on the early pages. The binder is lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

This copy belonged to Edwin Eberman, with his name engraved on the binder. Together with Albert Dorne, Edwin Eberman was a co-founder of the Famous Artists...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binder. The binder is moderately worn along the edges and seams, and has a mild bump to the top of the spine., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

A complete copy with wear from use as well as storage (some folds and creases, torn or stressed ringholes, age toning, rust stains, other mild staining,...

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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Near Fine in Very Good binder. Except for the first page which has a small blue stain, the pages are clean with only slight toning. Ringholes show only very light wear and rust stains. The binder is worn., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 142 pages, 1 double-page color illustration and over 400 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is clean, showing only light wear., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The tracing paper page and two color plates are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

A very sharp copy of this rare and sought-after volume. "America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting...

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The Art of Tom Lea
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Kathleen Hjerter, Tom Lea, Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (a few small marks on the front free endpaper, otherwise only very light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1989, 1st, 9.25 inches, 12.4 inches, 256 pages, over 119 color and 161 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Tom Lea was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, novelist, and WWII combat artist. He specialized in the Southwest, but wrote about and illustrated many...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Inscribed by the author Walt Reed, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Abbeville, New York, 1979, 1st, 11.6 inches, 9.2 inches, 159 pages, 120 color and 110 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed on the half-title page by the author Walt Reed: "For Tom and Judy Decker With best wishes, Walt Reed" 74 illustrators are profiled. Each...

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Walt Reed, Harold Von Schmidt, Reed, Walt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Fine lacking dustjacket, Northland, Flagstaff, AZ, 1972, 1st, 13 inches, 10.2 inches, 230 pages, 50 color and 170 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A very sharp copy of the only major monograph on this Saturday Evening Post illustrator and Western painter. Written by illustration expert and founder of...

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James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E. Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E., Flagg, James Montgomery, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light dustjacket wear), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0-8230-1835-0, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, 70 color plates and 175 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on this multifaceted artist. He was a pen & ink virtuoso, painted the "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, wrote and directed...

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James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E. Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E., Flagg, James Montgomery, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (dustjacket lightly edgeworn with two small tears), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1974, 1st, 0-8230-1835-0, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 208 pages, 70 color plates and 175 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The primary reference on this multifaceted artist. He was a pen & ink virtuoso, painted the "I Want You" Uncle Sam recruiting poster, wrote and directed...

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland, Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket spine sunned), Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"This new representational art, defined by a large format, free broad brush strokes, and strong rich colors, documented scenes and activities of everyday...

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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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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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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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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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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners very sharp, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, interior Fine, dustjacket edgeworn with several small nicks and tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1973, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.7 inches, 160 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profusely illustrated interviews with Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Johnny Hart, Al Jaffee, Bob Jones, Norman Rockwell, Arnold...

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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr., Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr., John, Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (book clean, corners shar, Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Still the best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph coincided with a major traveling retrospective and covers all aspects of Held's...


Cortlandt Schoonover, Frank Schoonover, Schoonover, Cortlandt, Schoonover, Frank, Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket (cloth slightly sunned, interior fine, very flat, tight, clea, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1976, 1st, 11.4 inches, 11 inches, 208 pages, 48 color plates, 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The best monograph on this Brandywine School illustrator. Long out of print. From the publisher: Frank Schoonover, one of the giants of the Golden...

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Henry C. Pitz, Howard Pyle, Pitz, Henry C., Pyle, Howard, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1975, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.4 inches, viii, 248 pages, 39 color and 165 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first edition/printing of the major monograph on Pyle written by fellow illustrator and illustration historian Henry Pitz. Includes 39 color and 165 black...

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The Art of Herbert Paus
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Daniel Zimmer, Herbert Paus, Zimmer, Daniel, Paus, Herbert, Very Fine, issued 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

NOW IN STOCK! Another great entry in The Illustrated Press' series of artist monographs. Herbert Paus was a contemporary of J.C. Leyendecker. They...

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Norman Saunders
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David Saunders, Norman Saunders, Saunders, David, Saunders, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 368 pages, over 880 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: NORMAN SAUNDERS (1907-1989) was the legendary illustrator of Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, Batman, Pre-Code Comics, Men's Adventure,...

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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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Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 2001, 1st, 8.75 inches, 10.5 inches, xxiv, 70 pages, 33 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Featuring 33 finished pencil drawings by Charles R. Knight. From the publisher: First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages"...

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Tanks and How to Draw Them...
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Terence Cuneo, Cuneo, Terence, Very Good+ (light wear, sharp corners), Studio, London, 1943, 1st revised 1945, 6.8 inches, 5.5 inches, 64 pages, 86 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce--and fascinating--title in the Studio's excellent How to Draw series. First published in 1943, it was revised and reprinted in 1945 to incorporate...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light wear, very sound, corners sharp, light dustjacket wear), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Walt Reed, Harold Von Schmidt, Reed, Walt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Near Fine (moderate wear to the overhanging fore-edges of the covers, light cover wear, very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1976, 1st, 9 inches, 11.25 inches, 98 pages, 45 color plates and 2 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

45 Western paintings by Harold von Schmidt elegantly reproduced as color plates. Harold von Schmidt was in the top tier of illustrators, a regular...

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