Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Barry Windsor-Smith, Windsor-Smith, Barry, Cut out otherwise Near Fine (light corner wear), Hollywood, Columbia Records, 1973, 12.4 inches, 12.4 inches, color, English

An original LP album with record sleeve art by Barry Windsor-Smith. (This copy has a "cut out" corner from the manufacturer signifying it was meant to be...

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Iole - 1905 First Edition
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Robert W. Chambers, J.C. Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, Chambers, Robert W., Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, J.C., Very Good+ (mild wear to the edges, slight spine slant, previous owner's name written in the corner of the first page), D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1905, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 142 pages, four full-page color plates, and over 100 decorative black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

Contains four color plates: two full-page color illustrations by J.C. Leyendecker, and another two by Karl Anderson. Over 100 black & white...

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Ray Lago: Heroes & Angels
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Kurt, Introduction Busiek, Ray Lago, Busiek, Kurt, Introduction, Lago, Ray, Fine, Archangel Entertainment, Lake Geneva, WI, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 78 pages, 53 color and 46 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From Kurt Busiek's introduction: Ray's got enormous skill - his command of technique is amazing. But skill alone has never been enough. There are a lot...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (book has light spotting to top edge, lightly shelfworn dustjacket has a small puncture along the spine), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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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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Wendell Minor, Minor, Wendell, Very Fine, Stockridge, MA, Norman Rockwell Museum, 2013, 1st, 9780961527389, 9 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, over 130 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Published exclusively by Norman Rockwell Museum for the career retrospective exhibition of acclaimed illustrator Wendell Minor....

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Tom Kidd, Kidd, Tom, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear, moderate rubbing to topedge of dustjacket, 1/2 inch closed tear to dustjacket), Paper Tiger, London, 2005, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 128 pages, over 150 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Tomm Kidd has become renowned as an artist of wondrous imagination and skill. His Orwellian visions of a future world, as depicted in his War of the Worlds...

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Irwin Chusid, Barbara Economon, Jim Flora, Chusid, Barbara Economon, Irwin, Flora, Jim, Very Good+ (moderate cover wear, interior Fine, sharp, clean), Seattle, Fantagraphics Books, 2009, 1st, 9781606991596, 10 inches, 11 inches, 180 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: "A third collection of amusing nightmares from the demonic wand of Jim Flora. "Jim Flora (1914­-1998), long admired for...

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Wildlife Artists at Work
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Patricia Van Gelder, Van Gelder, Patricia, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped, light dustjacket wear), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1982, 2nd, 12.4 inches, 9.25 inches, 176 pages, 112 color plates, 100 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profiles 10 top wildlife artists: Robert Bateman, Ken Carlson, Guy Coheleach, Richard Ellis, Albert Gilbert, Fred Machetanz, Stanley Meltzoff, Roger Tory...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 168 pages, black & white with 3 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Black & Tans, Krull, and Un Dieu Mineur. From the publisher: Presenting the first in...


Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, black & white with 13 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Colt Frontier, Naugatuck 1757, and Blues. From the publisher: Presenting the second...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, black & white with 100 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Chapungo, La Legende de Potosi, and Le Tresor de Cibola. Written and illustrated by Sergio...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 156 pages, black & white with 3 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Le Dossier Kokombo, Warramunga, M'Felewzi, Ile Pacifique. Written and illustrated by Sergio...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2020, 6 inches, 6 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Here are 48 on-the-spot drawings--primarily portraits--created on the iPad. Gregory Weir-Quiton is a veteran Los Angeles-based illustrator with over 60...

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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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Heinz Huber, Ronald Searle, Huber, Heinz, Searle, Ronald, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (boards very slightly bowed, two light stains to foreedge, dustjacket edgeworn and chipped), Viking, New York, 1966, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.9 inches, 190 pages, 150 illustrations, 11 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

"Germany from the inside and out." This book is divided into two parts: the first half is an examination of Germany and its history by Huber and...

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Jeremy Lipking, Lipking, Jeremy, Fine, Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, 2010, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 15 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A 16-page full color booklet reproducing 15 Jeremy Lipking paintings.

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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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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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Richard Huemer, Walt Peregoy, Huemer, Richard, Peregoy, Walt, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (small closed tear along the top edge otherwise only light wear), Valley Village Press, North Hollywood, 1958, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.25 inches, 80 pages, 8 full-page and 2 smaller black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Written and illustrated in 1958 by two veteran Disney animation artists, a narrative poem in which Lancelot, by the magic of Merlin's horn Oliphant, is...

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Stephen Rebello, Rebello, Stephen, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville, 1988, 1st, 978-0896598690, 13.25 inches, 11 inches, 342 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Each of the 300 posters included in Reel Art has been reproduced to the uncompromising standards of all Abbeville's fine art books. The selection of posters...

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Phil Hale, Rick Berry, Hale, Rick Berry, Phil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to dustjacket), Hampton Falls, NH, Donald M. Grant, 1992, 1st, 978-1880418055, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, x, 119 pages, over 103 color and 34 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well...

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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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Men's Adventure Magazines
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Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Steven Heller, Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Steven Heller, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Kohn, Taschen, 2004, 10.4 inches, 7.8 inches, 512 pages, over 2000 color illustrations, Softcover, vinyl wraps, English

The full-size first edition, first printing of this history of men's adventure magazines in post-war America. "Hefty comprehensive guide to postwar American...

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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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