Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
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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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 58 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Great artists make it look easy. 58 new drawings, figures and fashion, thoroughly contemporary. Gregory Weir-Quiton is a veteran Los Angeles-based...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 58 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Gregory Weir-Quiton's 40 years of experience in fashion illustration included fashion advertising work for the prestigious Bullocks Wilshire department...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 48 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

58 movie poster and key art concept drawings from Gregory Weir-Quiton's 20 years in entertainment illustration. Evita, Anna Karenina, The Sopranos, Enemy at...

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Toppi Gallery: Bestiary
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Louis, MO, Magnetic / Lion Forge, 2022, 1st, 9781951719494, 12 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color illustrations throughout, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This collection of artwork from European comics master Sergio Toppi focuses on illustrations of beasts both real and imaginary presented in Toppi's...

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Nowhere Near Everest
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Virgil Partch, VG+/VG (dust jacket edges chipped, small stain to front cover), Dolbier, Maurice, Partch, Virgil, Knopf, 1955, 1st, Boards

“Here is a molehill of a book! ”Other authors – hundreds of them – tell why mountains are climbed. Our author tells why...

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Nowhere Near Everest
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Virgil Partch, VG+/VG (dust jacket edges chipped), Dolbier, Maurice, Partch, Virgil, Knopf, 1955, 1st, Boards, English

“Here is a molehill of a book! ”Other authors – hundreds of them – tell why mountains are climbed. Our author tells why...

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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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The Hawaiian Shirt
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H. Thomas Steele, VF, Steele, H. Thomas, Abbeville, 1984, 8th, pictorial boards


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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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Fine/NF price-clipped dustjacket, New York Graphic Society, 1970, 1st, cloth spine

Cartoons on the subject of art and artists!

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Lee Lorenz, VF/NF, Lorenz, Lee, Knopf, 1995, 2nd, cloth

From the dustjacket: "Published to celebrate The New Yorker's seventieth anniversary and illustrated with more than 400 drawings and paintings, including...

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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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Fantagas
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Carlos Nine, VF, Nine, Carlos, Les Reveurs, 2006, 1st, wraps

This is an expanded edition of an album originally published in 1995. This is Carlos Nine’s take on the classic French character Fantomas, the...

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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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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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Edward Koren, Fine, Rosand, David, Koren, Edward, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010, French wraps, English

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The Art Of William Steig
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William Steig, VF/VF, Nahson, Claudia J., Steig, William, Jewish Museum / Yale University Press, 2007, boards, English

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Very Good+ (Corner bumped otherwise Fine, bright & unread), 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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Very Good+ (corners bumped, rubbed, otherwise tight, bright, and unread), Ronald Searle, Wootton, David, Searle, Ronald, Chris Beetles Ltd., 2012, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

Ronald Searle Remembered (1920-2011) England's Greatest Cartoonist! A great full color catalogue for a huge commemorative exhibition of Searle's life and...

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Eclectic Eccentric
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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Rombola, Vienne and Melissa Tardiff, Veronique, Rombola, John, Chronicle Books, 2009, 1st, 9780811869041, 0811869040, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: John Rombola started his career illustrating for magazines, and his work frequently appeared in Life, Holiday, and Town &...

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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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Signed by the artist on a tipped-in color plate, Near Fine (light surface wear), Gary Gianni, Gianni, Gary, Hieronymus Press, 2002, 1st, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Gianni's self-published collection of Monster Men (originally serialized in Hellboy) and a William Hope Hodgeson short story illustrated by Gianni.

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Joost Swarte, Swarte, Joost, Limited to 750 copies, Very Fine, Griffioen Graffiek, Hilversum, 2011, 1st, 8.25 inches, 5.5 inches, 8 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

A luxurious little production of "a tiny graphic novel" by Joost Swarte (originally published in the annual report of the Dutch Booksellers Association in...

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Greg Theakston, Jack Kirby, Theakston, Greg, Kirby, Jack, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Kirby's first 125 pages of art and story, plus a biography and analysis of the work.

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The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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James Johnson, Johnson, James, Very Fine, James Johnson, Detroit, 2017, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 64 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Detroit-based artist James Johnson is noted for his elaborately-rendered portraits of dorks... not your everyday dorks, but prime uberdorks like Edswine...

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Golden Legacy - First Printing
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Leonard S. Marcus, Marcus, Leonard S., Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners of dustjacket worn), New York, Random House, 2007, 1st, 9780375829963, 10 inches, 10 inches, 246 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way" From the publisher: Eminent children's...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the artist's site: This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of high school and got his first job at 16 as an...

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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (sharp corners, clean and tight, previous owner's name written on front endpaper, dustjacket rubbed, edgeworn, with a chip out of the top edge, spine sunned), World, Cleveland, 1960, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 95 pages, 39 black & white cartoons, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"The first-hand report of a man who has never been there." A no-holds-barred report by a team of intrepid pen-and-ink satirists showing us the real...

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Frederic A. Sharf, Susan Ward, Larry Salk, Sharf, Susan Ward, Frederic A., Salk, Larry, Very Fine, Newburyport Press, Newbury, MA, 2007, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 62 pages, 55 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

55 color images of fashion illustrations from the 1945 thru 1965, all reproduced from the original art. From the publisher: Larry Salk was born to be...

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Steve Brodner, Brodner, Steve, Near Fine (mild shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Seattle, WA, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, over 350 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Over 350 cartoons, illustrations, and comic strips, from the seventies through the nineties, hand-picked by the artist. Brodner's illustrations appeared...

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Michael Parkes
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Frans Duister, Michael Parkes, Duister, Frans, Parkes, Michael, Limited to 3000 copies (200 hardcover & 2800 softcover), Near Fine (very light shelf wear), Amsterdam, Gerrit Steltman Editions, 1986, 2nd, 90-71867-01-3, 12 inches, 9 inches, 78 pages, 64 color and 7 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

The fourth book on this fantasy artist. 64 color and 7 black & white illustrations.

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Monogram Models
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Thomas Graham, Graham, Thomas, Near Fine (light wear to lower front corner, other corners sharp, flat, tight, clean), Atyglen, PA, Schiffer, 2006, 1st, 9780764324819, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An illustrated history of Monogram scale models. 300+ photos of models and box art. From 1940s onward, Monogram's model cars, ships, aircraft, and...

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Oriole Cullen, Francis Marshall, Cullen, Oriole, Marshall, Francis, Very Fine, Victoria & Albert Publishing, London, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 160 pages, 140 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

The first book on Francis Marshall since his own art instruction books! From the publisher: This book opens an exciting archive of fashion...

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Terry Jones, Brian Froud, Jones, Terry, Froud, Brian, A bookplate signed by the artist is attached to the front free endpaper, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (mild wear to the covers, interior Very Fine), New York, Simon & Schuster, 1996, 1st, 0684832062, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The sequel to Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.

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Mouse & Kelley
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Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Mouse, Alton Kelley, Stanley, Good (covers worn at spine ends and slightly worn along other edges, cover has cleanly separated from the text block, stitched text block still solid, previous owner's blindstamp on the first page and title page), New York, Dell Publishing Co, Inc., 1979, 1st, 0440563100, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, Over 100 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A bargain copy of this long out of print 1979 collection of Mouse & Kelley's most iconic psychedelic posters, t-shirt designs, and magazine covers,...

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Very Good+ (top of the spine bumped, upper corners lightly bumped, corners lightly rubbed, mild wear), Jack Kriendler Memorial Foundation, New York, 1950, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, 48 illustrations in color and black & white, many other small illustrations, photographs and period advertisements, hardcover, cloth, English

A high-spirited tribute to the "21" with contributions by 60 writers and 42 artists and cartoonists. Full-page illustrations/cartoons by Constantin Ajajalov...

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Sparrow #11: John Watkiss
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John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW, San Diego, 2009, 1st, 6.25 inches, 6.25 inches, 48 pages, 35 color and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. 33 paintings and 11 drawings by the late great John Watkiss (1961-2017). From the publisher: Renowned anatomy master John Watkiss...

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Coco, The Far-Out Poodle
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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (some dryrot to edges of boards, gift inscription on front endpapers, corners sharp, interior very sound, moderate wear and tear to dustjacket), Random House, New York, 1963, 1st, 11.3 inches, 8.25 inches, 66 pages, two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Jon Whitcomb wrote this story book about his own pet poodle and filled it with charming soft pencil drawings reproduced as two-color illustrations.

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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Moderate scrape to the bottom edge of the front board (cover) otherwise 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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William Stout, Stout, William, #64 of 950 copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Pasadena, Terra Nova Press, 2011, 1st, 9780982867129, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 48 pages, 60+ black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

William Stout is an American illustrator, comic book artist and designer who has worked on several well-known projects including the films Wizards, Raiders...

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Dance the Line: Paintings by Karl Benjamin
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Karl Benjamin, Benjamin, Karl, Print run of 7000 copies, Fine, issued without dustjacket, West Hollywood, CA, Louis Stern Fine Arts, 2007, 1st, 9780974942179, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 124 pages, 62 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather spine, pictorial boards, English

51 paintings, plus an essay by Dave Hickey, and lists of Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Public Collections. Published on the occasion of an...

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George Pratt, Pratt, George, Fine, Tundra, Northampton, MA, 1992, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 160 illustrations, some color, softcover, French wraps, English

A sketchbook of WWI trench warfare by the artist of the painted graphic novel Enemy Ace: War Idyll. Ink, inkwash, watercolor, monotype prints. Introduction...

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Bernie Fuchs, Fuchs, Bernie, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Blue Sky Press, New York, 2004, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 32 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book. Award-winning artist Bernie Fuchs creates an exciting adventure about an orphan boy and...

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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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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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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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