Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
The Mutants
  $45.00
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (very light wear to the covers, some light spotting to fore edge and bottom edge, very flat with sharp corners, no thumb dents), Mother of Pearl, Brooklyn, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, black & white, color cover, softcover, color wraps, English

Behind the classic painting "Taking No Chances", 15 early Wrightson stories: Dark comedy by Bruce Jones, Mother Toad, The Task, Limstrel, The Game That...

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The Mural At The Waverly Inn
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Edward Sorel, Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Gallagher, Dorothy, Sorel, Edward, Pantheon, 2008, 1st, boards, English

Includes a 58" fold-out mural.

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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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David Larkin, Chris Mayger, Larkin, David, Mayger, Chris, Near Fine (mild wear to covers), Peacock Press, New York, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations.

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Milo Manara, Manara, Milo, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Milwaukie, Dark Horse Comics, 2011, 1st, 978-1-59582-782-1, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 208 pages, color, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print in hardcover. From the publisher: The Manara Library Volume One collects two of Manara's seminal works: the sweeping epic Indian Summer,...

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Alan Aldridge, Aldridge, Alan, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (wear to head of dustjacket spine), New York, Abrams, 2009, 1st, 9780870905962, 0810905965, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, 421 four-color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: Over the course of his 40-year career, Alan Aldridge has been the design guru for the Beatles; a designer of gigs and album covers...


Brooks Atkinson, Al Hirschfeld, Atkinson, Brooks, Hirschfeld, Al, Spotting on top edge, otherwise Very Fine, Da Capo Press, New York, 1985, 0306802341, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 312 pages, 87 illustrations, including 9 double-page and 34 full-page, Softcover, color wraps, English

87 illustrations by Al Hirschfeld! A 1985 reprint of the 1973 classic. From the publisher: Brooks Atkinson, drama critic for the New York Times for 30...

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Stow Wengenroth, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Ronald and Joan Stuckey, Wengenroth, Stow, Boston Public Library/Barre Publishers, 1974, 1st, cloth

A catalogue raisonné of this New England artist.

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David Apatoff, Bernie Fuchs, Apatoff, David, Fuchs, Bernie, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Now in stock! Shipping immediately! This book is 240 pages long and features over 300 of Bernie Fuch's beautiful illustrations reproduced from the...

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Chris Nichols, Wayne McAllister, Nichols, Chris, McAllister, Wayne, Very Fine, Salt Lake City, Gibbs Smith, 2007, 1st, 978-1586856991, 10 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, over 120 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Inside Flap: "[McAllister] elevated commercial structures like the drive-in restaurant and the theme resort to art form." - New York Times...


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
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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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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Near Fine (only very light corner wear, very sharp, no thumbdents, very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1975, 5th, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

From 1975, the first of five volumes published by Peacock Press collecting Frazetta's paintings in the midst of his peak creative period. This volume...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Near Fine (only very light cover wear, very sharp, no thumbdents, very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1975, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

From 1975, the first of five volumes published by Peacock Press collecting Frazetta's paintings in the midst of his peak creative period. This volume...

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The Fantastic Art of Beksinski
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Zdzislaw Beksinski, Beksinski, Zdzislaw, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edgeworn with a half-inch tear and fraying), Morpheus, Beverly Hills, 1998, 1st, 12.25 inches, 10 inches, 72 pages, 59 color and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, Boards, English

"Zdzislaw Beksinski is unequivocally the greatest surrealist of our day. I am in awe of him." --artist Wayne Barlowe "Beksinski's powerfully unique...

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Basil Gogos, Gogos, Basil, Very Fine, Lakewood, Vanguard, 2006, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 150 color and 50 black and white illustrations, Hardcover, wraps, English

The first and only monograph dedicated to the famous monster artist. Introduction by Rob Zombie. From the publisher: The Famous Monster Movie Art of...

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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
  $40.00
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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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