Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
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, Czech, English

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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A Fox In The Family
  $20.00
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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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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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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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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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Airshow
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Philip Castle, Castle, Philip, Near Fine (slight cover wear, tight, bright, clean), Surrey, Paper Tiger, 1989, 1st, 978-1850280453, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 141 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English

From 1989, Philip Castle's second art book with plenty of his trademark slick shiny warplanes, vintage and modern, and pin-up angels flying through blue...

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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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Errol Fuller, Ray Harris Ching, Fuller, Errol, Ching, Ray Harris, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front free end paper, very light shelfwear), Auckland, SeTo Publishing, 1990, 1st, 090869749X, 13.3 inches, 10.8 inches, 192 pages, 75 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Kiwis are small flightless birds only found in New Zealand. Extremely shy, and extremely cute, they have a cult following. The renown wildlife artist Ray...

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Carol Sinclair Smith, Ray Harris Ching, Sinclair Smith, Carol, Ching, Ray Harris, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Camden, SC, Briar Patch Press, 1990, 1st, 0922724229, 11 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, over 100 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 100 paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: Raymond Harris-Ching...

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Carol Sinclair Smith, Ray Harris Ching, Sinclair Smith, Carol, Ching, Ray Harris, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Camden, SC, Briar Patch Press, 1990, 1st, 0922724229, 11 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, over 100 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 100 paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: Raymond Harris-Ching...

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Works of Art
  $75.00
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Joe Chiodo, Chiodo, Joe, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Hermes Press, Neshannock, PA, 2003, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, over 90 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A collection of works in color, many never before published.

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Works of Art - Softcover
  $40.00
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Joe Chiodo, Chiodo, Joe, Near Fine (mild rubbing to the corners, otherwise Fine), Neshannock, PA, Hermes Press, 2003, 1st, 9780971031180, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, over 90 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Presenting many never-before-published new painting and pin-ups, plus noteworthy Vampirella paintings, this book showcases renowned...

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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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Seymour Chwast, Chwast, Seymour, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899332, 8.2 inches, 5.1 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Seymour Chwast (1931-) is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and lasting influence on visual culture. He...

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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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Terry Wieland, Guy Coheleach, Wieland, Terry, Coheleach, Guy, Inscribed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light handling wear, mild rubbing and edgewear to dustjacket), DDR Publishing, Cleveland, 1994, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12 inches, 120 pages, over 175 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Guy Coheleach (born 1933) is one of the great American wildlife artists. This coffee table art book features 100 color reproductions of Guy Coheleach...

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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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Guy Coheleach, Coheleach, Guy, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Abrams, New York, 1982, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12 inches, 244 pages, 59 color plates, 95 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Guy Coheleach (born 1933) is one of the great American wildlife artists, with a subspecialty painting the big cats. In this coffee table art book, eight...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Gil Cohen, Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Robert, Cohen, Gil, New Texture, 2020, 1st, 978-1943444564, 8.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 140 pages, 150 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Illustrated on every page with original art and printed pages from men's adventure magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. From the publisher: ONE MAN ARMY:...

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Gene Colan, Colan, Gene, #61 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, light thumbdent to back cover, very flat, tight, clean), Morris Publishing, Kearney, NE, 1996, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 36 pages, 36 black & white illustrations, most full-page, softcover, wraps, English

This first printing was limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. This is #61. An interview, essays by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, a checklist,...

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Davis Cone, Cone, Davis, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear on spine of book and dustjacket), Overstock Press, New York, 1988, 9780879513214, 10.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, 50 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Illustrated in full color, Hollywood on Main Street is a celebration and examination of that American cultural icon, the movie house. More than 50 color...

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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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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Limited to 500 copies, Very Good, issued without dustjacket (front cover is crunched at the top corner and the board has a half-inch tear otherwise Near Fine, other corners sharp, only light wear), Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme, 2019, 1st, 13.75 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This 160-page volume limited to 500 copies was only sold as part of the deluxe Corben Coffret (composed of two volumes in a slipcase). There is almost no...

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Richard Corben's Art Book
  $175.00
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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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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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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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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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Robert Crumb, Crumb, Robert, Limited to 500 serial numbered copies signed by the gallery owner-publisher Alexander Acevedo, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (book is slightly bowed, cloth at spine ends slightly pushed inward, small white paint mark on back cover, three corners very slightly pushed, small stain to fore edge, interior very solid and clean), Alexander Gallery, New York, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 360 pages, black & white with 9 pages in color, hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid plate, English

This is a thick (360 page!) hardcover catalog for an extensive, wide-ranging exhibition of rare Crumb original art at the Alexander Gallery in New York...

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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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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
  $35.00
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 2nd 1987, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings. Shows examples of the author's landscapes and still lifes, offers advice on...

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Ken Davies: Artist At Work
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Ken Davies, NF/VG+ (Previous owner's name neatly written on front free end paper otherwise a sharp, clean copy, dustjacket lightly edgeworn), Davies, Ken, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

Sharp-focus realism or magic realism. Six full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of 20 paintings.

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Ken Davies: Artist At Work
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Ken Davies, Fine/VG+ (a sharp, clean copy with a slightly edgeworn dustjacket with one closed tear), Davies, Ken, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

Davies is an oil painter of still-lifes. His style is Sharp-focus realism or magic realism. Six full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of 20...

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Jack Davis, Davis, Jack, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (slight blunt bump to the top of the spine, slight rubbing to the corners, otherwise Fine), Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 2011, 2nd, 9781606994474, 13.4 inches, 10.4 inches, 192 pages, over 400 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The first comprehensive collection of a national artistic treasure. Jack Davis arrived on the illustration scene in the euphoric...

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The Cat on the Hot Thin Groove
  $45.00
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Kim Deitch, Deitch, Kim, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's blindstamp on the free endpaper, the title page, and dustfla, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2003, 1st, 1-56097-526-1, 11.25 inches, 14.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A complete collection of the Academy Award-winning animator and cartoonist's covers and cartoons for Record Changer magazine from the 1940s and 50s. From...

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The Cat on the Hot Thin Groove
  $60.00
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Kim Deitch, Deitch, Kim, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket heavily edgworn, spine faded), Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2003, 1st, 1-56097-526-1, 11.25 inches, 14.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A sharp new book in a worn dustjacket. A complete collection of the Academy Award-winning animator and cartoonist's covers and cartoons for Record Changer...

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The Art of Rafael DeSoto
  $45.00
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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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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and slipcased, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Very Fine slipcase, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the Deluxe Edition. The book is signed and numbered by the author and comes in a matching cloth slipcase. Limited to 100 copies. (The trade...

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Luca Crova, Adolfo Castelli, Mino Milani, Aldo di Gennaro, Crova, Adolfo Castelli, Mino Milani, Luca, di Gennaro, Aldo, Near Fine (3/8" scrape marring the back cover, otherwise only light cover wear, very flat, tight, clean), Florence, Glamour International, 2001, 8.25 inches, 6.325 inches, 304 pages, profusely illustrated in black & white with 160 pages in color, Softcover, French wraps, Italian

Glamour International needed a triple-length book to encompass the career of Aldo di Gennaro, one of Italy's most prolific and multitalented artists....

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Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket edges), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, 0823022102, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 58 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings.

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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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Kidsguide Fall/Winter 2000/01
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Mort Drucker, VF, Drucker, Mort, 2000, 1st, color wraps

A swell ink and watercolor cover by Mort Drucker graces the cover of this local children's activities guide. Drucker's modern-day version of the...

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The Ollie North Coloring Book
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Mort Drucker, Fine, Laikin, Paul, Drucker, Mort, Andrews & McMeel, 1987, 2nd, color wraps

Drucker's beautiful penwork reproduced large. Caricatures of Ronnie, Nancy, George, Fawn Hall, and others.

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The Ronald Reagan Coloring Book
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Mort Drucker, VF, Laikin, Paul, Drucker, Mort, Andrews & McMeel, 1988, 1st, color wraps

Drucker's beautiful penwork reproduced large. Caricatures of Ronnie, Nancy, George and others.

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Tomatoes From Mars
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Mort Drucker, VF/VF, Yorinks, Arthur, Drucker, Mort, HarperCollins, 1999, 1st, paper over boards, English

Drucker’s second children’s picture book is a parody of a 1950s horror flick featuring Albert Einstein as the scientist and Jason Robards as the...

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Alan Dunn, signed on the front free end paper, VG/VG price-clipped dustjacket (two corners bumped), Dunn, Alan, Simon & Schuster, 1956, 1st, cloth

From the dust jacket: "No question about it: Alan Dunn is one of the most civilized cartoonists alive. In the course of thirty years, Mr. Dunn has had...

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Laurent Durieux, Durieux, Laurent, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, Cernunnos, 2020, 1st, 9782374951492, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 254 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Laurent Durieux is a famous Belgian illustrator who is well known by pop culture fans and collectors for his cult movie poster...

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Ioan Szasz, Eyvind Earle, Szasz, Ioan, Earle, Eyvind, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper tips bumped otherwise Very Fine, New and Unread), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2017, 2nd, 978-1681882710, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, 176 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This lavish art book showcases an unprecedented collection of artworks spanning Earle's entire life as an artist -...

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