Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
The Legendary Artists Of Taos
  $90.00
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, VF/VG (several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
  $75.00
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Mary Carroll Nelson, NF/VG (one corner bumped, several dustjacket tears), Nelson, Mary Carroll, Watson-Guptill, 1980, 1st, cloth

The founding of New Mexico's famous art colony, its pioneer artists, and the artists who followed.

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Katherine Kurtz, Michael Kaluta, Kurtz, Katherine, Kaluta, Michael, Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket slightly yellowed), Walker, New York, 1986, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 235 pages, color cover painting and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Kaluta provides a paintings and nine pen & ink illustrations for this original space fantasy novel.

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The Land Of Red
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends lightly rubbed, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards

"This book is dedicated to the earth." Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. A psychedelic picture storybook with rhyming text.

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The Land Of Blue
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends worn, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. A psychedelic picture storybook.

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The Juggler Of Our Lady
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R. O. Blechman, Fine/Fine, Blechman, R. O., Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1997, 1st thus, pictorial boards

A medieval legend. A Christmas story retold in pictures and captions by Blechman at the age of 23. First published in 1953 and out-of-print for decades.

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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Signed by the author Walt Reed, Very Fine/Very Fine, Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 0942604806, Hardcover, cloth, English

Signed by the author Walt Reed. The latest revised edition expanded to cover four additional decades. This edition features entries for 647 artists and...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Near Fine/Near Fine (tips of boards lightly bumped, dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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David Leopold, Al Hirschfeld, Leopold, David, Hirschfeld, Al, Signed by the author , Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket), Knopf, New York, 2015, 1st, 10.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 336 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

This new book on Hirschfeld has so many great, never-before-collected images, you have to add it to your library. It was edited and written by my buddy...

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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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VF, Coyne & Blanchard, 1968, 1st, wraps

A collection of the best of the San Francisco psychedelic art rock posters of 1966-67. 204 posters, 28 in color. Rick Griffin, Greg Irons, Kelly, Victor...

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Kildare Dobbs, Ronald Searle, Dobbs, Kildare, Searle, Ronald, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (mild shelfwear, dustjacket worn with 3/4-inch piece missing), McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1970, 1st, 11.125 inches, 8.25 inches, 128 pages, 2 color and 52 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: From fur factories to chain stores - a witty and irreverent glance at the 300-year history of the Hudson's Bay Company, North...

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The Girls Of Mel Ramos
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Mel Ramos, VG+ (spill stain on front cover, corners bumped), Claridge, Elizabeth, Ramos, Mel, Playboy Press, 1975, 1st American, 872234347, cloth

A phenomenon of the Pop Art era. Mel Ramos started out painting golden age comic book superheroes. 156 painting reproduced (47 in color) and 8 drawings.

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Signed by the artist, Fine/Fine, Peter Ellenshaw, Ellenshaw, Peter, Mill Pond Press, 1996, 1st, 0941728056, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, x, 114 pages, 100 illustrations, mostly in color, Hardcover, cloth, English

Peter Ellenshaw is a highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning matte painter (20,000 League Under the Sea, Mary Poppins). This is a collection of 72 of his...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, Limited to 1300 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's illustrations from 1955-69. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork. From the dustjacket: This...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, #100 of 1350 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's illus for Weird Tales 1936-39. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original printer's proofs. From the dustjacket:...

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The Face Is Familiar...
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Ted Scheel, NF/VG (slight shelf wear, dust jacket edge chipped), Scheel, Ted, Beachhurst Press, 1951, 1st, cloth

A collection of caricatures.

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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The Executive
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Virgil Partch, VG+ (gift inscription, spine tail bumped otherwise NF), Gabriel, Philip Louis, Partch, Virgil, Citadel, 1959, 1st, boards

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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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The Dreamer
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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine, Princeton, WI, Kitchen Sink, 1986, 1st, 0878160167, 10 inches, 7 inches, 48 pages, black & white, hardcover, color wraps, English

Subtitled, A Graphic Novella Set During the Dawn of Comic Books. An autobiographical graphic novel about an aspiring cartoonist in the 1930s. Out of print.

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The Drawings of Bob Peak
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Bob Peak, Peak, Bob, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Burbank, Peak Books, 2016, 1st, 9780578175669, 14 inches, 11 inches, 160 pages, Over 350 black & white and color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This 160-page, oversized, soft-cover book (14 x 11 ) is a curated collection of over 350 of his best drawings. It contains a...

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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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The Definitive Thelwell
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Norman Thelwell, NF (corners rubbed otherwise new, tight, flat, unread), Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 2009, 1st, wraps

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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The Definitive Thelwell
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Very Fine, 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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Craig Yoe, Milt Gross, Yoe, Craig, Gross, Milt, Light scuffing to corners otherwise Fine, San Diego, Yoe Books! / IDW, 2009, 1st, 9781600105463, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 354 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: "This beautifully designed book collects the complete comic book stories of comic genius Milt Gross, culled from rare, impossible to...

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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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VF/VF in VF slipcase in publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1996, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

Edited & designed by Earle himself, this exquisitely produced volume includes 833 high quality reproductions of Eyvind Earle's fabled Christmas card...

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David Larkin, NF (light shelfwear), Larkin, David, Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975, 1st, wraps, English

A collection of illustrators' work showing how they responded to the theme of Christmas as set to them by others. Selections cover a period from...

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David Larkin, Larkin, David, Near Fine (light shelfwear), New York, Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975, 1st, 55301014595, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 96 pages, 40 color plates, 7 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A collection of illustrators' work showing how they responded to the theme of Christmas as set to them by others. Selections cover a period from 1900-1950s:...

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Very Fine, George & Eileen Soper, Soper, George & Eileen, Chris Beetles, 1995, 0871136466, Softcover, wraps, English

537 prints by George Soper (1870 - 1942) and 166 by Eileen Soper (1905 - 90).

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Fine/Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, McClelland and Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Hillcrest Press, 1985, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

A great reference on the California style of watercolor painting. Biographies of over 225 artists, histories of the California art schools, and examples of...

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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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The Brothers Hildebrandt
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Greg & Tim Hildebrandt, Limited to 7500 copies, VF, Hildebrandt, Greg & Tim, John Taylor, 1978, 1st, wraps

"A book about the artists published in honor of their exhibition July 8, 1978." With an interview, their early signature pieces (Tolkien, Star Wars), and...

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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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The Book Of Conquests
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Jim Fitzpatrick, NF (covers slightly shelfrubbed), Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1978, 1st, 0525475117, wraps, English

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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The Book Of Conquests
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Jim Fitzpatrick, VG (lower corners bumped otherwise flat, tight, clean)), Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1978, 1st, wraps

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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The Big City, or The New Mayhew
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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelf wear, light edge wear and chipping to dustjacket), Braziller, New York, 1959, 1st American, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 112 pages, 78 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A survey of London's urban poor in prose and pictures, told with wit, humor, and compassion. Originally a series in Punch.

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The Betrayed Confidence - Signed
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Edward Gorey, Signed by the artist, VF, Gorey, Edward, Parnassus, 1992, 1st, wraps

"Seven Series of Dogear Wryde Postcards." A collection of stand alone illustrations published as postcards from 1976 through 1992. Droll humor and...

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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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The Art Of Tom Lea
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Tom Lea, Fine/NF (Dustjacket edges lightly rubbed), Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Texas A&M University Press, 1989, 1st, cloth

Tom Lea was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, novelist, and WWII combat artist. He specialized in the Southwest, but wrote about and illustrated many...

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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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The Art of Rudy D. Nebres
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Rudy Nebres, Nebres, Rudy, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap (top corner of shrinkwrap has 1.5-inch tear), Howell, NJ, SQP, 2000, 1st, 086562027X, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 2 color and 64 full-page black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Long out of print. An excellent collection of drawings in pencil or ink by the phenomenal Filipino artist best known for his inking of Marvel comics in the...

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Ray Bradbury, Bradbury, Ray, Inscribed and dated Oct. 21, 1989 by Ray Bradbury on the half-title page where he has drawn an octopus!, All edges stained from foxing otherwise Fine/Fine, New York, Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1985, 1st, 978-0912383194, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 184 pages, over 170 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The best illustrations to ever appear in Playboy magazine's first three decades. Over 170 color illustrations. Text by Ray Bradbury. Bradbury has...

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The Art of Peter Max
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Fine/Fine, Peter Max, Riley II, Charles A., Max, Peter, Abrams, 2002, 1st, 9780810932708, 0810932709, 12.25 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, More than 350 plates in full color, Hardcover, cloth

From the publisher: "Colorful and cosmic, Peter Max's art has been an integral part of contemporary American culture for more than three decades....

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