Golden Age Illustrators

 
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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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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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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Hildreth Meiere, Meiere, Hildreth, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Andrea Monfried Editions, New York, 2014, 978-0991026302, 11.5 inches, 10 inches, 240 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: The first monograph published on Hildreth Meière, an artist whose name is not widely recognized but whose work is prominent...

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Joseph Urban
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John Loring, Joseph Urban, Loring, John, Urban, Joseph, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2010, 1st, 978-0-8109-9026-5, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

200 color drawings, illustrations, paintings, renderings, and stage sets, nearly half of which have never been published. From the publisher: Joseph...

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Howard Pyle, Pyle, Howard, Very Fine, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, 1998, 2nd, 11.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 136 pages, 36 color illustrations, most full-page, and 100 black & white illustrations, many full-page, softcover, wraps, English

The companion catalogue to the exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum in 1998. This book illustrates the entire collection of 68 oil paintings and...

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Hiroshi Unno, Alphonse Mucha, Unno, Hiroshi, Mucha, Alphonse, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Pie International, Tokyo, 2017, 9784756247896, 10.2 inches, 7.25 inches, 360 pages, over 400 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A collection of Mucha's romantic art, including 370 decorative paintings and his masterpiece, the 'Slav Epic' Alphonse Mucha...


James Montgomery Flagg
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Susan E Meyer, James Montgomery Flagg, Meyer, Susan E, Flagg, James Montgomery, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edgeworn with several tears and chips), 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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Harrison Fisher: Defining the American Beauty
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Tina Skinner, Harrison Fisher, Skinner, Tina, Fisher, Harrison, Near Fine (light bump to top of the spine, other corners sharp, flat, tight, clean), Atyglen, PA, Schiffer, 1999, 1st, 9780764307416, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 176 pages, almost 450 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Harrison Fisher: Defining the American Beauty is the largest picturial guide to this popular artist ever produced. Nearly 450 color...

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From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (bump to the head of the spine causing a crease one half inch from the top, two creases along the spine, crease to the top back cover and last page, otherwise flat, tight, clean), Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2004, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, vi, 106 pages, over 300 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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From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Fine, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2006, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 112 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"...


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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Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (mild wear, flat, tight), Dover, New York, 1962, 1st, 10.7 inches, 7.9 inches, iv, 104 pages, 158 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (light crease to back cover, light cover wear, tight, flat, clean), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983, 1st PB printing, 13 inches, 10 inches, 176 pages, over 50 color plates, over 400 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Ashley Halsey, Jr, Halsey, Jr, Ashley, Signed by the previous owner artist Jack Rickard along the top of the title page and an exlibris on the front free endpaper. From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear), Arlington House, Boston, 1951, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9 inches, xii, 160 pages, over 350 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy had a double association having previously belonged to two Mad-men: Jack Rickard AND Nick Meglin! This is signed by Rickard and includes a...

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Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (mild wear), Dover, New York, 1961, 1st, 10.7 inches, 7.9 inches, viii, 128 pages, 200 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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John Moranz, Moranz, John, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (mild wear to edges and corners, binding tight, pages clean, moderate edgewear to dustjacket with multiple chips), Grosset & Dunlap, New York, nd (c1950), 1st Grosset & Dunlap printing, 12 inches, 9 inches, 400 pages, over 1150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A lovely, thick, mid-century art instruction book by a professional 1940s illustrator, with chapters on Heads and Portraits (58 pages), Hands and Feet (42...

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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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Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
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Stuart Davis, Davis, Stuart, Very Fine, New York, Prestel, 2016, 1st, 978-3791355108, 12 inches, 10 inches, 288 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalog for the Stuart Davis exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. "The catalog for the exhibition is a...

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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lightly rubbed), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (occasional rubbing to the dustjacket edges), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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Gil Elvgren, Elvgren, Gil, Very Fine, Collector's Press, Portland, 1995, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 48 pages, 16 color plates, 11 color and 5 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A poster book featuring 16 excellent large reproductions from the original Elvgren paintings. With a long introduction by Marianne Ohl Phillips.

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The Art of Dean Cornwell
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Dan Zimmer, Dean Cornwell, Zimmer, Dan, Cornwell, Dean, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2016, 3rd 2020, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 260 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This sought after book is back in a third printing--for a limited time! Over 260 pieces by Golden Age illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell...

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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! Just arrived! Ahead of the delivery estimate of July 2020! Mead Schaeffer is one of the best of the painterly Golden Age illustrators....

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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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N.C. Wyeth: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings - Pre-Order
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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...

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Fridolf Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Johnson, Fridolf, Kent, Rockwell, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear and rubbing to the lower front corner of the cover, interior Fine, flat, tight, clean), Dover, New York, 1976, 1st, 11.2 inches, 8.4 inches, xiv, 130 pages, 231 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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William Stout, Joseph Clement Coll, Stout, William, Coll, Joseph Clement, #709 of 950 numbered copies signed by the compiler Wm Stout, Near Fine (upper rear corner rubbed otherwise Fine), Pasadena, CA, Terra Nova, 2001, 1st, 0971271623, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 60 pages, 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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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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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Near Fine (cloth covers are quite bright, front and back), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 3rd, 9.4 inches, 6.4 inches, 300 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, map endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

In 1926, Western artist Leigh was commissioned to paint the backgrounds for the African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He...

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William R. Leigh, Leigh, William R., Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (cloth covers are lightly spotted, dustjacket edges worn and torn), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938, 1st, 9.4 inches, 6.4 inches, 300 pages, 53 black & white illustrations, map endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

In 1926, Western artist Leigh was commissioned to paint the backgrounds for the African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He...

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David Saunders, Allen Anderson, Saunders, David, Anderson, Allen, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase in original shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Deluxe Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author David Saunders on a color illustrated plate, and presented in a red...

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Drawings by Heinrich Kley
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Heinrich Kley, Kley, Heinrich, Very Fine, New York, Dover, 1961, 10.7 inches, 7.7 inches, viii, 128 pages, 200 illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A collection of all of the drawings from Skizzenbuch (1909) and Skizzenbuch II (1910). Two sketchbooks by Heinrich Kley, one of the greatest cartoonists...

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Lynd Ward, Ward, Lynd, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Abrams, New York, 1974, 1st, 11 inches, 11 inches, 388 pages, 743 illustrations, some in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This massive book is the major monograph on Lynd Ward, collecting his six novels-in-woodcuts, other book illustrations, and prints, with a text by the...

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The Art of Allen Anderson
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David Saunders, Allen Anderson, Saunders, David, Anderson, Allen, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp artist ALLEN ANDERSON. Known best for his covers for PLANET STORIES, DELL COMICS, spicy...

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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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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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Gus Bofa, Bofa, Gus, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Cornelius, Paris, 2003, 1st, 6.5 inches, 5.75 inches, 128 pages, 40 color and 15 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, French

Syntheses Litteraires was originally published in 1923. A collection of witty full color portraits of famous authors including Zola, Schopenhauer,...

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Black & White Images 3
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Limited to 2000 copies, Fine, Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. / JVJ Publishing, Palo Alto, CA, 2006, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 112 pages, 230 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The long out-of-print third issue of this magazine devoted to excellent reproduction of rare illustration artwork from the turn of the last century...

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Illustration Magazine #65
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Very Fine, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2019, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, wraps, English

In this issue: We feature the work of COLES PHILLIPS, best known for his slick magazine illustrations and "fadeaway girl" covers for LIFE magazine,...

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The Art of Rafael DeSoto
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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the life and work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This...

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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and slipcased, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the Deluxe Edition. The book is signed and numbered by the author and comes in a matching cloth slipcase. Limited to 100 copies. (The trade...

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Monkeys (#938)
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Lawson Wood, Wood, Lawson, Very Good+ (moderate wear, very sound), Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company, 1936, 12.5 inches, 10 inches, 12 pages, 12 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, linen like paper wraps, English

Lawson Woods' monkeys illustrations became immensely popular in both the U.S. and Britain, appearing on numerous Collier's Magazine covers, and the subject...

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Posters of the First World War
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Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, iv, 92 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising - during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as...

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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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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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