Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Alice Carter, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Carter, Alice, Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Jessie, Lower corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Abrams, New York, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, 60 color plates, 115 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The story of brandywine illustrators Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. From the publisher: Illustrators Jessie Willcox...

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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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Katherine Kurtz, Michael Kaluta, Kurtz, Katherine, Kaluta, Michael, Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket slightly yellowed), Walker, New York, 1986, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 235 pages, color cover painting and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Kaluta provides a paintings and nine pen & ink illustrations for this original space fantasy novel.

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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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Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Stephen Dalton, Dalton, Stephen, Salem House, 1988, 1st, Hardcover, boards, English

A personal selection of 25 years of the work of one of the world's greatest wildlife photographers. Dalton was a pioneer in the art of high-speed photography.

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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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Guy Coheleach, Presentation copy from Coheleach to Kelly Stewart (who briefly worked with Dian Fossey and daughter of Jimmy Stewart) dated 1991, Fine/Fine, Wieland, Terry, Coheleach, Guy, Briar Patch Press, nd (c1990), 1st, cloth

From the dust jacket: "Beginning as a painter of birds, Coheleach became noted for his detailed and dramatic renderings of birds of prey, especially the...

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Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket slightly rubbed otherwise Fine). An amazing fresh unread copy, Rowland Emett, Emett, Rowland, Stephen Greene Press, 1977, 1st American, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, Hardcover, cloth, English

Trains and Railroaders were favorite subjects of this influential Punch cartoonist. This is a nice collection of his best.

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Frederic Whitaker
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Frederic Whitaker, Fine/NF, Lovoos, Janice, Whitaker, Frederic, Northland, 1972, 1st, cloth, English

A biography of this watercolor artist and art instructor, with a gallery of 30 paintings reproduced in color with notes by the artist.

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Stow Wengenroth, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Ronald and Joan Stuckey, Wengenroth, Stow, Boston Public Library/Barre Publishers, 1974, 1st, cloth

A catalogue raisonné of this New England artist.

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Tom Wesselmann
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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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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2015, 1st, 978-2-35283-291-1, 12 inches, 9.2 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An incredible collection of "sketches, drawings and etchings" by the master. From the publisher: Sergio Toppi passed away in August 2012, we wanted to...

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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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The Juggler Of Our Lady
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R. O. Blechman, Fine/Fine, Blechman, R. O., Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1997, 1st thus, pictorial boards

A medieval legend. A Christmas story retold in pictures and captions by Blechman at the age of 23. First published in 1953 and out-of-print for decades.

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This is Venice
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Universe, 2005, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

A modern reprinting of the classic travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. The color is muted and not as...

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This is Australia
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Universe, 2009, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

From miroslavsasek.com: The seventeenth book is the series has Sasek visiting a land down under. It is characteristic of the later books in the series...

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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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Fun With A Pencil
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Andrew Loomis, Fine/NF. A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun With A Pencil
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Andrew Loomis, NF/NF (light shelfwear to bottom corners otherwise Fine, two short tears to very clean dustjacket) . A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth spine

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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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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Presentation copy inscribed on the front free end pape, Very Good+/Very Good+ (upper corners slightly bumped, dustjacket slightly edgeworn), Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Prentice-Hall, 1962, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, x, 229 pages, color dustjacket illustration, 14 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

"America's best-known artist-writer explores the wonderful world of careers for women." Preface by Joan Crawford. Whitcomb's second book has only a...

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Limited to 1500 copies, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Los Angeles, GDC Entertainment Ltd., 2002, 1st, 9628660314, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 115 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A lavish glossy full-color book on THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP; the independently produced, computer animated film based upon an original story and designs by...

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A Fox In The Family
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Very Fine, Ken Carlson, Hauser, Dwight, Carlson, Ken, Leswing Communications, 1970, 1st, 64 pages, 42 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial cloth

"The instinct for survival, or as Jack London calls it, “The Call of the Wild,” is a part of very wild animal, including foxes. "Foxy, though...

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A Mountain Harvest Cookbook
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Near Fine (flat, tight & unread), Jeffrey Jones, Sickler, Roberta, Jones, Jeffrey, Doubleday, 1985, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, xiv, 226 pages, 75 black & white text illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Jones contributes 75 pen and ink drawings of herbs, fruits and vegetables as well as a color cover to this natural foods cookbook.

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A Sort Of Saga
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Near Fine/Near Fine (slightly aged, dust jacket very slightly chipped). A very attractive copy, Bill Mauldin, Mauldin, Bill, Wm Sloane, 1949, 1st, 301 pages, over 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

A memoir of Bill Mauldin's unorthodox boyhood. Very Eisner-esque illustrations throughout. "It seems that once upon a time - in fact, many times...

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Very Good+ (lower corners bumped, light wear), James Laver, Laver, James, Studio, nd (circa 1940s), 1st, 128 pages, 172 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

172 illustrations by 124 artists. Emphasis is on British and American illustrators including Brangwyn, Cornwell, Covarrubias, Flint, Kent, Marshall,...

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A Brush With Life
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Very Fine/Fine, Glen Loates, Loates, Glen, Abrams, 1984, 1st, 81 pages + 86 color plates, 157 illustrations, including 86 color plates, Hardcover, cloth

North American wildlife. "Few artists have been blessed with Glen Loates’ skill in depicting nature accurately, and few who specialize in painting...

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Frank Frazetta, Frazetta, Frank, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Grass Valley, Underwood, 1998, 1st, 1887424415, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, xii, 164 pages, 100 color and 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The out-of-print hardcover edition. The incredible paintings of Frank Frazetta have brought him worldwide fame, legions of loyal fans, and scores of...

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Very Fine, Mel Ramos, Ramos, Mel, Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2014, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 180 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Mel Ramos: New Prints surveys a range of Ramos' print work, starting from his figurative departure from Abstract Expressionism to his portraits of comic...

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Signed on the half-title page, Fine in VG+ dust jacket (several closed tears to dust jacket), Wallace Tripp, Tripp, Wallace, Sparhawk, 1981, 1st, 9.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, 12 full-page color and over 100 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English Japanese

After 40 children's books, this was Tripp's first picture book for adults. A wonderful collection of richly illustrated cartoons showcasing his singular...

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Wallace Tripp's Wurst Seller
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Fine in VG+ dust jacket, Wallace Tripp, Tripp, Wallace, Sparhawk, 1981, 1st, 9.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 48 pages, 12 full-page color and over 100 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

After 40 children's books, this was Tripp's first picture book for adults. A wonderful collection of richly illustrated cartoons showcasing his singular...

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Les Parisiennes
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Kiraz, Kiraz, Fine issued without dust jacket in publisher's shrink wrap, Larousse, Paris, 2014, 1st, 12 inches, 10.5 inches, 256 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This latest book on Kiraz is a large coffee table art book featuring over 250 works, most never before published. Preface by Christian Lacroix . The...

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Lawrence Blackmore, Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Blackmore, Lawrence, Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Jim, Limited to 600 copies, Near Fine/Near Fine. Includes the CD., Book Palace Book, London, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 88 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Modesty Blaise, the tough and enigmatic character created by Peter O'Donnell, made her international debut on Monday 13th May 1963 in...

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Kiraz Dans Playboy
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Kiraz, Kiraz, Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Paris, Denoel, 2002, 1st, 2207254038, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 112 pages, 102 full-page color cartoons, hardcover, cloth, French

"Kiraz in Playboy." Kiraz has been a regular contributor to Playboy since 1970. This is his first and only collection of Playboy cartoons, selected as...

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Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Pond, Boston, 2001, 1st, 30 inches, 18 inches, color

A beautiful print reproducing the original art to a paperback cover by Robert McGinnis.

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John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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Near Fine (light bump to upper corners, otherwise Very Fine), Roy Lichtenstein, Mercurio, Gianni, Lichtenstein, Roy, Skira Editore, 2010, 1st, 9788857204604, 8857204604, 12 inches, 11.5 inches, 372 pages, 472 color illustrations, Hardcover, padded pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Roy Lichtenstein’s painting is almost an identifiable brand today and his influence is evident in many forms of artistic...

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Near Fine/Good (topedge lightly spotted, interior tight & clean, dustjacket edgeworn with a razor slice on the front panel), Dong Kingman, Caen, Herb, Kingman, Dong, Doubleday, 1967, 3rd, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 192 pages, 41 full-color paintings, 29 two-color and 40 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A tribute to one of the world's greatest cities by the longtime San Francisco columnist Herb Caen and the artist most closely aligned with this city Dong...

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The Art of Peter Max
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Fine/Fine, Peter Max, Riley II, Charles A., Max, Peter, Abrams, 2002, 1st, 9780810932708, 0810932709, 12.25 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, More than 350 plates in full color, Hardcover, cloth

From the publisher: "Colorful and cosmic, Peter Max's art has been an integral part of contemporary American culture for more than three decades....

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Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Jeffrey Jones, Fenner, Cathy and Arnie, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine/Very Fine in shrinkwrap, Nevada City, CA, Underwood Books, 2002, 1st, 1887424571, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 176 pages, over 175 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The nicest collection of Jones' work ever published, this volume includes 175 paintings in full color. From the publisher: From the 1960s through the...

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Fine, Grzegorz Rosiński, Rosiński, Grzegorz, Lombard, 2004, 1st, 2803620634, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 26 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

A small format museum catalog for the Polish artist behind the Franco-Belgian comics hit, Thorgal. This book is densely packed with pages, drawings, painted...

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Boris Vallejo, Vallejo, Boris, Signed by the artist, Fine/Fine, Arco, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first printing in incredible condition and signed by the artist! Boris describes how he creates his paintings "from initial concept, through the...

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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Fine, De Danann Press, Dublin, 1985, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 125 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Celtic mythology written & illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick. With extensive notes on the drawings & paintings. And a list of publications.

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The Silver Arm
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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Near Fine (light bump to upper corner otherwise flat, tight, clean), Paper Tiger, Surrey, 1981, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, 13 double-page, 12 full-page and numerous smaller color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Celtic mythology written & illustrated by Jim Fitzpatrick. From Wikipedia: Jim Fitzpatrick is an Irish artist famous for Irish Celtic art. In...

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James Bama Sketchbook
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James Bama, Bama, James, Very Fine, Flesk Publications, Santa Cruz, 2010, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, nearly 230 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: "The story behind James Bama's most enduring paintings are revealed in this personal journey. Close to 230 sketches reveal the...

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Al Parker: Illustrator - Innovator
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Manuel Auad, Al Parker, Auad, Manuel, Parker, Al, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Auad Publishing, San Francisco, 2014, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, over 500 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first major monograph devoted to this influential illustrator/graphic designer. Over 500 illustrations, most in color, some from originals. From the...

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

A new Andrew Loomis book! Full of never before seen drawings by the famed Chicago school illustrator! Published for the first time, I'd Love To Draw is...

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Roy Andersen, Andersen, Roy, Very Fine/Very Fine, Settlers West Galleries, Tuscon, 2000, 1st, 10.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 168 pages, over 140 color plates, Hardcover, cloth, English

Dreamspinner recounts the story of Western Artist Roy Andersen, whose artistic career spans more than fourty-five years. As an illustrator, his paintings...

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