Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a drawing. From the publisher: The fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series...

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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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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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Deadman #8 Cover Painting
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Signed and dated '06 by the artist, Fine, Watkiss, John, John Watkiss, 2006

Acrylic on canvas board. 18.25 x 12.25 inches. Matted and framed to an overall size of 26 x 20.50 inches. Published as the cover to Deadman #8 (2006 series)...

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De Ijzeren Lijn
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Joost Swarte, VF, Swarte, Joost, Oog & Blik, 2002, 1st, pictorial boards, Dutch

"The Iron Line." A beautiful little book of drawings for 25 metal sculptures that Joost Swarte designed for the 2002 Floriade (an international...

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Les Daniels, Daniels, Les, Very Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003, 9780823079193, 0823079198, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An updated edition (2003) with 16 additional pages. From the publisher: Now updated, expanded, and available in paperbackthe definitive chronicle of...

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David Willardson
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David Willardson, Willardson, David, Light edgewear and rubbing, otherwise Very Fine, Graphic Collectibles, Saugerties, NY, 2010, 1st, 6 inches, 9 inches, 14 pages, 27 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 2010 original art catalog of David Willardson's pin up work, inspired by classic pin up illustrators, George Petty and Vargas. Willardson is an...

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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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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 250 copies, Spine slightly 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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Dave Stevens' Covers and Stories
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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Spine slightly 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

Collects not only all of Dave Stevens' non-Rocketeer comic book covers and stories, but a number of his hard-to-find limited edition pin-up prints and his...

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Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin
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Karl Benjamin, Benjamin, Karl, Print run of 7000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, West Hollywood, CA, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2007, 1st, 9780974942179, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 124 pages, 62 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather spine, pictorial boards, English

51 paintings, plus an essay by Dave Hickey, and lists of Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Public Collections. Published on the occasion of an...

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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Signed by the artist on a tipped-in color plate, Near Fine (light surface wear), Gary Gianni, Gianni, Gary, Hieronymus Press, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Gianni's self-published collection of Monster Men (originally serialized in Hellboy) and a William Hope Hodgeson short story illustrated by Gianni.

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine/NF (small blemish on dust jacket spine), Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine, Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ ex-library copy (library bookplate on front end paper, library stamp on top edge otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Over 100...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ (cover slightly bent, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Each lengthy...

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Paul Conrad, Conrad, Paul, Signed and inscribed by the artis, A few stains to the top edge, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1996, 1st, 978-0961909550, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 210 pages, 317 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed by Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Conrad to fellow Los Angeles newspaper man (and literary scholar) Nicolas Beck. From the dustjacket:...

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Kinuko J. Craft, NF, Craft, Kinuko J., 1981, 1st, wraps

Portfolios: illustrators Kinuko Y. Craft (23 illustrations), James McMullan, Atari design.

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Limited to 1000 sets, Very Fine, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2016, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 334 pages, over 320 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Comic & Illustration Art Auction and The Frank Darabont Collection Set: (2) spectacular 10.5 x 14.5 inch limited edition coffee-table catalogs. (1)...

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Coco, The Far-Out Poodle
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (some dryrot to edges of boards, gift inscription on front endpapers, corners sharp, interior very sound, moderate wear and tear to dustjacket), Random House, New York, 1963, 1st, 11.3 inches, 8.25 inches, 66 pages, two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Jon Whitcomb wrote this story book about his own pet poodle and filled it with charming soft pencil drawings reproduced as two-color illustrations.

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Coby Whitmore
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Coby Whitmore, Whitmore, Coby, Very Fine, Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 13 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A catalog for a gallery show of 13 paintings (one per page). Nice reproduction. Four text pieces including one by Joseph (Joe) Bowler and an interview with...

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Cleworth: AN ARTFULLlife
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Harold Cleworth, Cleworth, Harold, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2015, 9781624650161, 11 inches, 11 inches, 168 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "The painter laureate of the car" --AutoWeek Be dazzled by gorgeous paintings from award-winning automotive artist Harold...

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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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Julie Cummins, VF/VF, Cummins, Julie, PBC, 1998, 1st, cloth, English

55 contemporary illustrators each receive a two-to-four page profile with two-to-eight illustrations. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's...

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Charles Bell, VF/VF, Geldzahler, Henry, Bell, Charles, Abrams, 1991, 1st, cloth

The first book-length study of this photorealist painter best known for his extreme close-ups of gleaming pinball machines. With an essay by Louis K. Meisel

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Philippe Caza, Caza, Philippe, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Sevres, Editions la Sirene, 1994, 1st, 9782840450580, 11 inches, 9.25 inches, 88 pages, 100 color plates and 11 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Out of print and quite scarce. Beyond his work in French comics (Metal Hurlant and more), Caza was a popular science fiction illustrator. This...

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1977, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 2 color and 198 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1977 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Carolina Shout! - Signed First
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Alan Schroeder, Bernie Fuchs, Schroeder, Alan, Fuchs, Bernie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Dial, New York, 1995, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, 3 double-page and 13 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Sixteen Fuchs oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book about street vendors' songs in 1930s Charleston.

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Harry Carmean, Carmean, Harry, Limited to 300 copies, Fine, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2007, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 40 pages, 36 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A scarce, limited edition, exhibition catalog of 28 figure drawings by Carmean and 8 by figure drawings by Miriam Slater. For nearly 50 years,...

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Carmean
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Very Fine/Near Fine (1/8" nick to lower dustjacket edge), Harry Carmean, Harwood, June, Carmean, Harry, Harry Carmean, 1974, 1st, 144 pages, 52 paintings reproduced as full-page color plates, 19 drawings, Hardcover, cloth, English

A self-published collection of paintings and life drawings by this artist and longtime Art Center instructor. “Carmean has exhibited around the...

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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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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (sharp corners, clean and tight, previous owner's name written on front endpaper, dustjacket rubbed, edgeworn, with a chip out of the top edge, spine sunned), World, Cleveland, 1960, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 95 pages, 39 black & white cartoons, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"The first-hand report of a man who has never been there." A no-holds-barred report by a team of intrepid pen-and-ink satirists showing us the real...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Limited to 2000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Nevada City, Underwood, 2008, 1st, 9781599290317, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 304 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This Diamond Exclusive Collector's Edition has 16 extra pages of art (28 images) and a slipcase and was limited to 2000 copies. It quickly sold out. Brush...

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Dave Stevens, Stevens, Dave, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood, Nevada City, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 288 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this career retrospective. It is sold-out in all editions and long out-of-print. From the publisher: Brush with Passion charts...

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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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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
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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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Christopher Zavisa, Berni Wrightson, Zavisa, Christopher, Wrightson, Berni, #247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching cloth-covered, velvet-lined clamshell box, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in a Near Fine clamshell box (some small light brown stains on the grey cloth exterior of the box), Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA/Lancaster, PA, 1991, 1st Underwood-Miller printing, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 360 pages, 100 color and 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

#247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching...

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Behold!!! The Protong
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 4th edition, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) was a Polish-born sculptor, writer, graphic artist, and heretic. Highly regarded in both the US and...

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Murry Tinkelman, Tinkelman, Murry, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 50 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series exhibition The Art of Murray Tinkelman (1933 - 2016) collecting dozens of...

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Back for More - Signed
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (light bump to the upper tip, very flat, tight, bright), Archival Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A very sharp copy of this 1978 collection: "Tales you've all seen before... Back for More." Seven early stories by Wrightson: The Last Hunters, Feed It!,...

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James Avati, Avati, James, Limited to 250 copies signed by Avati on a 3x5 card mounted (removable) in the boklet, Very Fine, Ectoplasm Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 11.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 4 pages, 1 color plate, softcover, wraps

A limited edition fine press keepsake from a 1998 exhibition of 35 Avati paintings with appreciations written by Stanley Meltzoff, Jack Womack, Jonathan...

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Signed an dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams, Very Fine, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 136 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Signed and dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams. From the publisher: Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of...

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Very Good+ (covers and corners lightly rubbed), Arnold Friberg, Schwarz, Ted, Friberg, Arnold, Northland, 1985, 1st, 177 pages, 82 illustrations, most in color, Hardcover, cloth

A great book on an unjustly little-known illustrator/artist. Best known for his series of calendar paintings of Canadian Mounties and his inspirational...

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