Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
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
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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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Robert Crumb, Crumb, Robert, Slipcased edition of 400 copies with a bookplate signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, David Zwirner Books, 2016, 1st, 9781941701362, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 132 pages, 6 color and 109 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: One of America's most celebrated cartoonists, Robert Crumb helped define cartoon and punk subcultures of the 1960s and 1970s with...

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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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David Apatoff, Austin Briggs, Apatoff, David, Briggs, Austin, Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Auad Publishing, San Francisco, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 160 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The latest volume in Auad Publishing's long line of Famous American Magazine Illustrator books, Austin Briggs: The Consummate Illustrator, sold out in less...

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The Art of Moebius
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Fine (very sharp, very flat, very tight), New York, Epic Comics, 1989, 1st, 978-0871356109, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 96 pages, 67 color and 45 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A broad survey of Moebius' work through 1989 with an emphasis on his illustration work. 67 color and 45 black & white illustrations. Every piece is...

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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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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)
  $225.00
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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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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...

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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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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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Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator
  $195.00
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David Apatoff, Albert Dorne, Apatoff, David, Dorne, Albert, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Francisco, Auad Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9781620503591, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 160 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Albert Dorne: Master Illustrator is the latest addition to Auad Publishing's Famous Illustrators series. It's a worthy successor to...

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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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Fun With A Pencil
  $175.00
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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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Steranko, Steranko, Limited to 750 copies, Very Good+ (mild darkening to the edges, mild wear, flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Reading, PA, 1970, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

"A portfolio of sketches from the Steranko masterwork O'Ryann's Odyssey." This commemorative art portfolio is the only sample of Steranko's unrealized...

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Mike Ploog, Ploog, Mike, One of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, FPG, Pittsburgh, 2015, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A prsitine Mint copy of this Signed & Numbered variant edition. From the publisher: A very special signed and numbered edition of The Art of...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (mild dents and bits of rubbing to the covers, corners sharp, very flat, tight, and clean), Fantagor, Kansas City, MO, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 71 color and 25 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Signed by Corben! From Corben's own publishing house Fantagor, a second collection of Corben paintings, fully annotated by the artist. With 71 color and...

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Richard Corben's Art Book
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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Near Fine (slightest wear to the upper tips, very flat, tight, clean), Fantagor, Kansas City, MO, 1990, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 51 color and 11 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Picking up where Corben's first art book Flights into Fantasy left off, Richard Corben's first self-published Art Book is a wonderful collection of Corben's...

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Berni Wrightson, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Wrightson, Berni, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (light cover wear, very light thumbdent, interior Fine), Miller Books, Lancaster, PA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, xii, 188 pages, 3 double-page and 42 full-page black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Berni Wrightson's magnum opus. 45 beautiful pen & ink illustrations. This copy is signed by Wrightson. This is the Miller Books edition from 1994 (after...


The Doubtful Guest - Signed
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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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Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, Near Fine (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Boston, Pond, 2001, 1st, 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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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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Fun With A Pencil
  $150.00
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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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Robert E Howard, Frank Frazetta, Howard, Robert E, Frazetta, Frank, #408 of 1500 numbered copies, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine slipcase (light shelfwear), Wandering Star, London, 1999, 1st, 10 inches, 6.75 inches, vi, 260 + 59 of aendices pages, over 100 black & white text illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The Limited Edition features all of the black and white illustrations found in the Classic edition, plus four previously unpublished color water-color...

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