Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
The Doubtful Guest - Signed
  $175.00
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Edward Gorey, Gorey, Edward, Edward Gorey has crossed out his name on the title page and signed his name above it, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (slight toning to the edges otherwise Fine), New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1978, 1st Printing of the 1978 Reissue, 9396076289, 6.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 32 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in 1957, and reissued by Dodd, Mead in 1978. This is a...

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James A Bond, Frank Frazetta, Bond, James A, Frazetta, Frank, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 208 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. The first edition of this Frazetta reference book. The numerous and (mostly) excellent color reproductions of rare Frazetta items (from the...

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
  $175.00
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Brian Froud, Froud, Brian, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Rafael, Insight, 2007, 1st, 9781933784137, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

There are also three little booklets within the book and in an envelope is a poster of a poem by Neil Gaiman . Out of print. From the publisher:...

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One of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150, Very Fine/Very Fine, Brown, Zina Saunders, Len, Abrams, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

This San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive is one of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150.  It sold out...

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Mike Ploog, Ploog, Mike, Limited to 725 copies with all these extras including a signed & numbered print, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (top of the spine bumped with a 1/16 inch closed tear, bump to the upper corner, light bumps to the lower corners, interior Fine), Pittsburgh, FPG, 2015, 1st, 978-0996668903, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This copy of The Art of Ploog includes the following Kickstarter Exclusives limited to just 725 copies: A 9" x 12" Signed & Numbered color print...

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John Seerey-Lester, Fine/Fine (dust jacket slightly rubbed), Seerey-Lester, John, Mill Pond Press, 1991, 1st, cloth, English

"From a tiny goldfish to an awesome grizzly, Seerey-Lester depicts a variety of animals. "With each animal, he takes care to portray its unique...

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Successful Drawing
  $200.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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The Book of Virgil Finlay
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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #167 of 1050 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1975, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, over 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A pristine copy of the first Finlay collection. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork. With an extra color plate (1964 - A Question...

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Linda Jacobson, Harry Carmean, Jacobson, Linda, Carmean, Harry, Very Good+ (cover edges rubbed and discolored), Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, 1975, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 48 pages, 105 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

105 dynamic life drawings by this revered Art Center instructor--the only living artist that was ever included in this Master Draughtsman Series. Quite...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine (moderate cover rubbing and edge wear), Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996, 1st revised, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 170 pages, over 100 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Four sections: industrial design, motion pictures, fantasy, and drawings & sketches. The motion picture section features Star Trek, Tron, Blade...

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Joseph Michael Linsner, Linsner, Joseph Michael, #1214 of 1250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket in Near Fine slipcase (uneven fading to the edges of the slipcase), Image, Orange, CA, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The Special Edition featuring 16 extra pages of paintings, a variant dustjacket, and a cloth slipcase. Out of print in hardcover and softcover. A 2002...

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Roy Krenkel, Krenkel, Roy, Only light wear to edges of the onlaid plate, otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket (corners sharp, tight, clean), Eclipse, Forestville, 1989, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 152 pages, 3 color illustrations and over 200 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

This extensive collection of Krenkel art was supervised & designed by the artist himself just before his death. Collects pen & ink and pencil...


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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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light rubbing to the otherwise sharp corners, bright, clean), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, Very Fine, Boston, Pond, 2001, 2nd, 0966677641, 9.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 144 pages, over 370 color illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

A complete listing of the 1068 titles and 1432 editions of the paperback cover illustrations of Robert McGinnis. Over 250 paperback covers are reproduced,...

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J. David Spurlock (ed.), Frank Frazetta, Spurlock (ed.), J. David, Frazetta, Frank, Fine without dust jacket, as issued, Vanguard Publications, Lakewood, NJ, 2013, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This collection is brimming with rare and previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries of the subjects Frazetta is best...

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Opus, Vol. Two
  $200.00
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Barry Windsor-Smith, Windsor-Smith, Barry, Very slight blunt bump to the base of the spine otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 224 pages, 144 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A nearly pristine copy still in its original shrinkwrap . An incredible collection of Barry Windsor-Smith artwork. Classic pieces and never-before-seen...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 256 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An incredible 256-pages of Dave Stevens' pin-up art, mostly reproduced from the original artwork. This volume collects the entire contents of Stevens' four...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 250 copies, Spine slightly sunned, front cover unevenly sunned, otherwise Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Variant Cover Edition limited to only 250 copies. From the Publisher: Dave Stevens' Covers & Stories is a collection of renowned comic artist Dave...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures
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Daniel Zimmer and David J. Hornung, Reynold Brown, Zimmer and David J. Hornung, Daniel, Brown, Reynold, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket still in publisher's shrinkwrap, St. Louis, Illustrated Press, 2008, 1st, 9780982004128, 12.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. First printing of 1000 copies. From the publisher: William Reynold Brown (1917-1991) was a prolific American artist whose career...

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Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Robert McGinnis, Fenner, Arnie and Cathy, McGinnis, Robert, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Grass Valley, CA, Underwood, 2000, 1st, 1887424563, 11.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 128 pages, over 120 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An excellent copy of this long out-of-print full-color monograph on this artist. From the publisher: Though his work is instantly recognizable to most...

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Zdenek Burian (1905-1981)
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Vladimir Prokop, Zdenek Burian, Prokop, Vladimir, Burian, Zdenek, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Vydala, Gallery, 2005, 1st, 9788086010892, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 264 pages, over 500 color illustrations & photographs, hardcover, pictorial boards, Czech

A full-color monograph on Zdenek Burian (1905-1981). over 500 color illustrations & photographs. Includes a 47-page bibliography/catalog of Buriana:...

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Dan Zimmer, Tom Lovell, Zimmer, Dan, Lovell, Tom, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2016, 2nd, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 270 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Tom Lovell - Illustrator hardcover book, second edition. Presented in a green slipcase with white printing. Limited to only 100 copies. Illustrator...

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Mike Ploog, Ploog, Mike, Limited to 725 copies with all these extras including a signed & numbered print, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (top of the spine bumped, upper corners lightly bumped, interior Very Fine), Pittsburgh, FPG, 2015, 1st, 978-0996668903, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This copy of The Art of Ploog includes the following Kickstarter Exclusives limited to just 725 copies: A 9" x 12" Signed & Numbered color print...

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Venise Celeste - First Printing
  $225.00
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine (bump to the bottom edge of the front board (cover), very light wear at the spine ends, otherwise very sharp, tight and clean) issued without dustjacket, Aedena, Paris, 1984, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.75 inches, 104 pages, over 175 illustrations, about half in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This was the first art book published by Moebius' own publishing company Aedena. For this book, Moebius collects his work based upon the locations he was...

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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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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Signed by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (two short closed tears at the bottom edge), Scribners, New York, 1991, 1st, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Tom Wesselmann
  $250.00
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Tom Wesselmann, NF/VG+ (small tear to clear acetate dust jacket at one corner), Stealingworth, Slim, Wesselmann, Tom, Abbeville, 1980, 1st, cloth with an onlaid color plate

"Tom Wesselmann (1931-) was one of the most prominent Pop artists of the 1960s. "Whilst in the army he began drawing cartoons and afterward studied art...

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Silence, on Rêve
  $250.00
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Very Fine (very bright, tight, clean), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Moebius explores the world of dreams with an international roster of comics writers and artists: Arno, Barbier, Bess, Boucq, Caro, Coutelis, Darrow, Flo,...

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Near Fine/Very Good+ (dustjacket has mild edgewear and small tears), Josef Capek, Pomajzlová, Alena, Capek, Josef, Municipal House in Prague, 2003, 1st, 8086339238, Hardcover, cloth, English, Czech

A rare monograph on the Czech artist Josef Čapek who died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. This volume is only in five libraries in the entire U.S....

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Rene Gruau (1984)
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Frieda Grafe, Rene Gruau, Grafe, Frieda, Gruau, Rene, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (topedege of dustjacket is lightly edgeworn), Rizzoli, New York, 1984, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 136 pages, 59 color and 15 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

The English language edition of this spectacular monograph on the iconic illustrator/designer Rene Gruau (1909-2004). Renown in the fashion and...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Limited to 2000 hardcover copies. Signed by the artist., Very Fine/Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 1st, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations on every page, Hardcover, boards, English

Syd Mead signed this book for us in person. The is the hardcover edition limited to 2000 copies. And rarely signed. This sequel to 2001's Syd Mead's...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine (light rubbing to the corners otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Oblagon, Pasadena, CA, 2001, 1st, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations on every page, softcover, wraps, English

Published in 2001 and long out of print. Industrial design, entertainment design, motion pictures, television, computer game design, fantasy illustrations.

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Doug Sneyd, Sneyd, Doug, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Dark Horse, Milwaukie, 2011, 2nd, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 248 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This copy has a full-page inscription by the artist ("To Gary With every good wish from Doug") with a drawing of a smiling female with rabbit ears and a...

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Joseph Michael Linsner, Linsner, Joseph Michael, One of 1250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Image, Orange, CA, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A sharp copy of the Special Edition featuring 16 extra pages of paintings, a variant dustjacket, and a cloth slipcase. Out of print in hardcover and...

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Signed by all five artists, Hale has added a small head sketch, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Flesk Publicatons, Santa Cruz, 2012, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

Signed by all five artists, each on the first page of their section. In addition, Hale has added a small head sketch.  Out of print. From the...

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Forty Drawings
  $275.00
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Ronald Searle, Searle, Ronald, Very Good+ (wear to the paper cover along the joints and the top and bottom edges, binding and pages sound), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1946, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, ii, 40 pages, 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, decorative boards, English

From 1946, a first printing of Ronald Searle's first book. A collection of the drawings Searle did as a soldier and prisoner of war of the Japanese in the...

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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Inscribed and dated 9/1/92 by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (bottom edge shelf rubbed), Scribners, New York, 1991, 3rd, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Successful Drawing
  $300.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Daniel Zimmer, Edwin Georgi, Zimmer, Daniel, Georgi, Edwin, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, nearly 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Limited to 100 copies! The Special Edition is presented in a teal cloth slipcase with white stamped lettering, with a bookplate signed and numbered by...


Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, Warmly inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Pond, Boston, 2001, 2nd Edition 2002, 9.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 144 pages, over 370 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A complete listing of the 1068 titles and 1432 editions of the paperback cover illustrations of Robert McGinnis. Over 250 paperback covers are reproduced,...

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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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H.R. Giger's Necronomicon
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H. R. Giger, Giger, H. R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Las Vegas, Morpheus, 1991, 11th 2010, 9780962344725, 16.75 inches, 12 inches, 84 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print. Necronomicon was the first major published compendium of images by Swiss artist H. R. Giger. H.R. Giger's Necronomicon was given to...

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Jazz Graphics: David Stone Martin
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Manek Daver, David Stone Martin, Daver, Manek, Martin, David Stone, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very slight shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Graphic-sha Publishing, Tokyo, 1991, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

The only book on this illustrator and record album cover artist. All the text is in both English and Japanese. A very sharp copy of a hard to find...

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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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