Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
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 Book Of Conquests
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Jim Fitzpatrick, NF (covers slightly shelfrubbed), Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1978, 1st, 0525475117, wraps, English

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Thelwell
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Norman Thelwell, VF, Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 1989, 1st, wraps

A catalogue for a 1989 exhibition and sale of Thelwell's original illustration art. Cartoons, illustrations, paintings, sketches.

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He Was One Of Us
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Rien Poortvliet, NF/NF, Poortvliet, Rien, Baker, 1978, 2nd 1994, cloth

The life of Christ in paintings and drawings by Poorvliet. This is the second edition with a smaller format than the first edition. From the...

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R. Brownell McGrew - Signed
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R. Brownell McGrew, Signed by the artist on the title page, VG/VG (top corner of the pages have a very slight wave from exposure to water otherwise the book is very sound & clean), McGrew, R. Brownell, Lowell Press, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

A monograph on this Indian and landscape painter. Signed by the artist.

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The Silver Arm
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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fine, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1981, 1st, wraps

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Forever Christmas
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Tasha Tudor, VF/VF, Davis, Harry, Tudor, Tasha, Little Brown, 2000, 1st, cloth

" Forever Christmas is a celebration of a joyous holiday and of one inspired artist's preparation for, and exultation of, the day. That artist is Tasha...

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The Definitive Thelwell
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Very Fine, Norman Thelwell, Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 2009, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

The most popular cartoonist since the Second World War, Thelwell is best remembered for his little girls and their cheeky fat ponies. However, he was a...

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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Disney, 2014, 10 inches, 10 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Filled with concept art, production designs, and storyboards, the original edition of this art book devoted to Disney artist & designer Mary Blair has...

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

From the publisher: "First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages" was for many a much-beloved first look at the strange animals of...

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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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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (page edges slightly yellowed, light shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Westlake Village, 1988, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, xiii, 136 pages, black & white, softcover, French wraps, English

A complete collection of Wrightson's comic stories for the fanzines (1967-71). 124 pages of early black & white stories & 16 pages of...

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The Mutants
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (very light wear to the covers, some light spotting to fore edge and bottom edge, very flat with sharp corners, no thumb dents), Mother of Pearl, Brooklyn, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, black & white, color cover, softcover, color wraps, English

Behind the classic painting "Taking No Chances", 15 early Wrightson stories: Dark comedy by Bruce Jones, Mother Toad, The Task, Limstrel, The Game That...

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John Baeder's Road Well Taken
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Jay Williams, John Baeder, Williams, Jay, Baeder, John, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Vendome Press, 2015, 1st, 978-0-86565-319-1, 10 inches, 10 inches, 272 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A thick monograph on the photorealist painter. Over 300 color illustrations. From the publisher: A fascinating trip through the evocative remnants of...

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Gorey Games
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Larry Evans, Edward Gorey, Evans, Larry, Gorey, Edward, Near Fine (only light shelfwear, very flat, tight, bright), Troubador Press, San Francisco, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Featuring the fascinating, humorous, macabre characters of the master of mini-mystery stories, Edward Gorey. Gorey Games is packed...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Very Good+ (mild rubbing to spine ends and covers, light bump to corners, several thumbdents, flat, tight), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

41 color paintings reproduced as full-page illustrations, numerous b&w pen and ink drawings and pencil sketches.

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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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Virgin Cay - Signed 1st
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Basil Heatter, Robert McGinnis, Heatter, Basil, McGinnis, Robert, Signed by the artist on cover in ink, Near Fine (slight reading crease on cover--no color break, off-white pages), Fawcett Gold Medal, New York, 1963, 1st, 7 inches, 4.25 inches, 142 pages, Softcover, color wraps, English

Signed by cover artist Robert McGinnis on the cover.

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Stanley Meltzoff: Picture Maker
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Stanley Meltzoff, Meltzoff, Stanley, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of Print! A comprehensive book on the life and work of magazine illustrator, paperback cover artist, and fish painter Stanley Meltzoff. The text...

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Painting People
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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The Art of Saul Tepper
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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Another top notch monograph from The Illustrated Press! The first collection of the editorial and advertising illustrations by Saul Tepper. An artist...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Warren, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 68 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

The all-Wrightson issue with seven classic stories from the height of his career: The Muck Monster, Clarice, Cool Air, A Martian Saga, The Pepper Lake...

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