Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Rick Griffin (1980)
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Gordon McClelland, Rick Griffin, McClelland, Gordon, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (light crease to one corner, slight rubbing to corners, no thumbdents, flat, tight, clean), Surrey, Paper Tiger, 1980, 1st, 0399504966, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 95 pages, 57 color and 48 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The first major collection of Griffin's posters, paintings, comix, and pen drawings.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Miyazaki, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Hayao, Near Fine (light wear to the white vinyl covers otherwise Fine), Monnaie de Paris, Paris, 2004, 1st, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations throughout, softcover, vinyl wraps

The exhibition catalogue for the first joint art exhibition of Hayao Miyazaki and Moebius. It was held in Paris in from December 1st, 2004 to March 13th,...

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Man from Utopia
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Rick Griffin, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (light wear to edges, very flat, tight, clean), San Francisco Comic Book Co., San Francisco, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 36 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A big helping of Griffin's stream of consciousness comix. The best description of this comic comes from M. Steven Fox at comixjoint.com: One of the...

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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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Edward Gorey, Gorey, Edward, Edward Gorey has crossed out his name on the title page and signed his name above it, Near Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket (very slight shelfwear), New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975, 2nd, 9396070310, 6.75 inches, 7.25 inches, 56 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

'The Glorious Nosebleed' is Edward Gorey's fifth illustrated ABC book This is a sharp autographed copy of the second printing. Edward Gorey has...

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Glenn Bray, Harvey Kurtzman, Bray, Glenn, Kurtzman, Harvey, Limited to 1000 copies, Fine, Glenn Bray, Sylmar, CA, 1976, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 120 pages, 197 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An index of Kurtzman's work in all media: comic book work, EC work, magazine and newspaper articles, Kurtzman edited publications, books and paperbacks,...

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The Art of Bernie Fuchs
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David Apatoff, Bernie Fuchs, Apatoff, David, Fuchs, Bernie, Print run of 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This book is 240 pages long and features over 300 of Bernie Fuch's beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as...

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All About Girls
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (corners sharp, pages white, dustjacket slightly agetoned), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 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." A scarce title, Whitcomb's second book only has fifteen...

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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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Köllwitz 1742
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Mosquito, St. Egreve, 2020, 9782352835356, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 72 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest collection of Toppi short stories. An English translation, if any, is years away. From the publisher: From the battlefields of the King...

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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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Fable Toscane et autres récits
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Mosquito, St. Egreve, 2021, 9782352839026, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 88 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The latest collection of Toppi short stories. An English translation, if any, is years away. From the publisher: This collection of 5 stories by...

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Une Armée Immobile
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2020, 1st, 9782352835387, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 112 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An amazing book! 137 color photos of Toppi's handmade soldier figures alongside approximately 100 color and black & white Toppi drawings and studies....

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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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Brian Froud, Froud, Brian, Fine, issued without dustjacket (tabs and pop-ups are fully functioning), Bedrick/Blackie, London, 1983, 1st, 11.7 inches, 7.7 inches, 12 pages, color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A pop-up book, fine & fully functioning, featuring brand new playful illustrations by Froud made especially for this pop-up.


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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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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Michael Stradford, Stradford, Michael, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Clair Publications, Studio City, CA, 2020, 9781639013098, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 202 pages, 27 color illustrations and nearly 170 black & white photographs, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A collection of the surviving reference photos of Holland's sessions with James Bama, Bob Larkin and Joe DeVito, including 21 Doc Savage cover paintings by...

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Steranko on Cards
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Jim Steranko, Steranko, Jim, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magic, Inc., Chicago, 2008, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 114 pages, 79 black & white illustrations and 31 photographs, Hardcover, decorative cloth, English

Steranko was legendarily a magician in his teens and early twenties before he entered the comic book industry. Steranko made his biggest contribution to...

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frank Frazetta, Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Frazetta, Frank, Near Fine (mild toning to the edges, light bump to the upper tips of the pages, one light vertical crease along the spine, one staple slightly offset, very flat, tight, clean), House of Greystoke, Kansas City, MO, 1976, 1st thus, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 44 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This spunky Frank Frazetta illustration was commissioned especially by the publisher House of Greystoke to accompany their Authorized First Edition of The...

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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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James Christensen, Christensen, James, Fine, The Greenwich Workshop Press, Shelton, CT, 2001, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 38 full-page color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A sharp copy of James Christensen's volume in The Greenwich Workshop's New Century Artists Series. 38 paintings with commentary by the artist. From...

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Simon Braund, Braund, Simon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Titan Books (UK), London, 2019, 9781789090321, 12.5 inches, 9.3 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: A lavish hardback containing Orson Welles' Portfolio, much of which has never been seen before. Orson Welles, famous as an...

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This is San Francisco
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2003, 9780789309624, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is Hong Kong
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2006, 9780789315601, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...


This is London
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2005, 9780789310620, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is New York
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2003, 9780789308849, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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Robert E. Howard, John Watkiss, Howard, Robert E., Watkiss, John, Very Fine, Ballantine, New York, 2011, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 552 pages, 1 color and 7 full-page and over 30 smaller black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Eighteen short stories and poems illustrated by John Watkiss. One of the later collections in the Complete REH series, this volume sadly did not get the...

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Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures
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Robert E. Howard, John Watkiss, Howard, Robert E., Watkiss, John, Near Fine (light crease to the corner and first few pages, light tear on spine otherwise new and unread, very flat, tight, clean), Ballantine, New York, 2011, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 552 pages, 1 color and 7 full-page and over 30 smaller black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Eighteen short stories and poems illustrated by John Watkiss. One of the later collections in the Complete REH series, this volume sadly did not get the...

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Zodiac Girls Portfolio
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John Watkiss, Very Fine in Very Fine wraparound band, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 6 inches, 4.25 inches, 12 color illustrations

Twelve watercolor drawings of twelve fashionable young women, each depicting one of the astrological signs. Nicely printed, postcard size, on watercolor...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A puzzle of Wrightson's iconic 1983 Frankenstein piece " ...I Shall Be With You on Your Wedding Night. " Each 1,000 piece puzzle is printed on...


Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A puzzle of Wrightson's painting "You're New Here, Aren't You?" Each 1,000 piece puzzle is printed on extra-thick and sturdy puzzle stock, with a...

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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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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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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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Michael Kaluta, Kaluta, Michael, #62 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, NBM, 2001, 1st, 1561632767, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, 125 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

"At last, a beautiful full color compendium of the best of one of comic art's most beloved and revered artists! Illustrations, covers, sketches, work from...

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Robert Peak, Peak, Robert, Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (mild rubbing and thumbdents to the black covers, just a hint of flaring at the upper corner, very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, Tokyo, 1986, 1st, 12 inches, 8.8 inches, 186 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The incredibly scarce monograph published in Japan in a very limited quantity and never distributed commercially. Inscribed by the artist: "For Sue...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Very Fine DVD in Very Fine DVD case in publisher's shrinkwrap, Gnomon Workshop/Design Studio Press, Hollywood/Culver City, 2005, 9781930878969, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

See Syd Mead paint! Out of print. Unopened in original cellowrap. From the publisher: The Techniques of Syd Mead DVD Collection The...

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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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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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Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, One of 400 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine slipcase in Very Good cardboard box (spotted, yellowed), Eyvind Earle Publishing, Monterey, 1991, 1st, 13 inches, 10.4 inches, 360 pages, over 160 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's 360 lithographs and limited editions from 1974 through 1990, accompanied by his writings and poetry from 1940 to 1990....

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), #909 of 1500 numbered copies with an extra illustrated plate signed by Moebius, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (very small bump to the top edge of the spine, purple dyed leather covers are lightly spotted, a few very faint spots on the interior are foxing, otherwise the interior is very clean and sound), Graphitti Designs, Anaheim, CA, 1992, 1st, 11.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 188 pages, over 85 color and over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather with two onlaid color plates, English

The deluxe leatherbound signed & numbered collection of two Moebius art books: Chaos and Metallic Memories. With several images--three color and one...

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Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work
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Robert Vickrey, Vickrey, Robert, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (tear and chip to front panel of dustjacket), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979, 1st, 12.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 25 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Robert Vickrey was one of the leading modern artists working in the ancient medium of egg tempera (another was Andrew Wyeth). Here are Vickrey's "Advanced...

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Robert Peak, Peak, Robert, Inscribed by the artis, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, Tokyo, 1986, 1st, 12 inches, 8.8 inches, 186 pages, over 400 color illustrations, hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate

Inscribed by the artist: "For Angelo, Warmest regards, R. Peak" A thorough retrospective art book on American illustrator Robert Peak. With over 400...

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Sparrow #12: Sergio Toppi
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, IDW, San Diego, 2009, 1st, 6.25 inches, 6.25 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

One of the scarcest of the Sparrow volumes. 48 pages of paintings and drawings by the Italian Master of pen & ink and watercolor.

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Virgil Finlay's Strange Science
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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Near Fine (mild crease to back cover, light cover wear, very flat, tight), Novato, CA, Underwood-Miller, 1992, 1st, 9780887331541, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, x, 150 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Two paintings and over 140 pen & ink illustrations. Introductions by Robert Bloch and Harlan Ellison. Quality reproduction on slick paper.

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Terry Wieland, Guy Coheleach, Wieland, Terry, Coheleach, Guy, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (half-inch closed tear to otherwise Fine dustjacket), Briar Patch Press, Camden, SC, 1990, 1st, 11 inches, 12 inches, 176 pages, 108 color plates, dozens of black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A comprehensive monograph on this animal artist specializing in big cats and African mammals. From the publisher: During his three decades as a...

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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...