Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Gruau: Portraits of Men
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Rejane Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rene Gruau, Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rejane, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Assouline, 2012, 1st, 9781614280781, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 260 pages, 250 full-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, René Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and...

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Rene Gruau (1984)
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Frieda Grafe, Rene Gruau, Grafe, Frieda, Gruau, Rene, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (topedege of dustjacket is lightly edgeworn), Rizzoli, New York, 1984, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9.5 inches, 136 pages, 59 color and 15 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

The English language edition of this spectacular monograph on the iconic illustrator/designer Rene Gruau (1909-2004). Renown in the fashion and...

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Joelle Chariau, Holly Brubach, Rene Gruau, Chariau, Holly Brubach, Joelle, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Munich, Prestel, 2021, 1st, 9783791388014, 12.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, 133 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A beautifully produced art book devoted to one of the greatest illustrator-designers of the twentieth century. Over 120 full-page color illustrations...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Andrew McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2007, 1st, 10 inches, 10.5 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a drawing. From the publisher: The fourth book in James Gurney's best-selling Dinotopia series...

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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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Alastair Crompton, Frank Hampson, Frank Hampson, Crompton, Frank Hampson, Alastair, Hampson, Frank, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, PS Publishing, London, 2010, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, color illustrations, softcover, boards

A full colour illustrated biography of Frank Hampson, with the best of his original artwork finally printed as it was meant to be seen! The book is...

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Keith G. Olson, Steve Hanks, Olson, Keith G., Hanks, Steve, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelf wear), Bloomington, MN, Hadley House, 1994, 18.5 inches, 12.5 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

This watercolor painter is very popular in the print market that worshipped Thomas Kinkade. Hanks is technically proficient and his female figures are...

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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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Jamie Hewlett, Hewlett, Jamie, Very Fine, London, Westbrook Gallery, 2015, 1st, 978-0-9559453-9-7, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 50 pages, approx. 34 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalogue of an 2015 exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London, of previously unseen works by Jamie Hewlett. The exhibit comprises three collections. In...

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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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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...


Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Inscribed and dated 9/1/92 by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (bottom edge shelf rubbed), Scribners, New York, 1991, 3rd, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Signed by Hirschfeld on the half-title page, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (two short closed tears at the bottom edge), Scribners, New York, 1991, 1st, 10.75 inches, 12.5 inches, xxx, 306 pages, 9 color and over 330 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"More than three-quarters of the drawings either have never been published or have not been seen since their initial publication in the newspapers or...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (light shelfwear, Sharp corners, dustjacket is edgeworn with two pieces missing), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Show Business is No Business
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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (the book is age toned, but very sound, corners sharp, spine sound, dustjacket is worn with chips, pieces missing), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1951, 1st, 8.75 inches, 6.75 inches, xiii, 142 pages, 82 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Lively witty essays on the theatre written & illustrated by Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld describes the world he knows so well in eleven chapters: Theatres,...

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Al Hirschfeld, VF, Hirschfeld, Al, 1998, 1st, wraps

One of four collectors' covers by Hirschfeld (A Fond Farewell to Seinfeld). This copy features a Hirschfeld cover painting of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and a...

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Hofmekler’s Gallery
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Ori Hofmekler, Fine, Hofmekler, Ori, Times Books, 1987, 1st, wraps

The Israeli-born caricaturist’s second collection. Every painted caricature is accompanied by the artist’s preliminary drawings and commentary.

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Lawrence Blackmore, Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Blackmore, Lawrence, Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Jim, Limited to 600 copies, Near Fine/Near Fine. Includes the CD., Book Palace Book, London, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 88 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Modesty Blaise, the tough and enigmatic character created by Peter O'Donnell, made her international debut on Monday 13th May 1963 in...

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Graphic Gallery 8
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Ferdinand Horvath, Horvath, Ferdinand, Near Fine (mild wear), Russ Cochran, West Plains, MO, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 52 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A catalog of original artwork by Disney production designer Ferdinand Horvath (The Band Concert, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). Concept art, storyboards,...

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Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (moderate shelfwea, Clark Hulings, Hulings, Clark, White Burro Publishing, 1986, 1st, 11.4 inches, 14.4 inches, 192 pages, 154 color plates including actual size details highlighting brushwork, textures and other instructional aspects, also includes many field studies and 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce monograph on this illustrator and landscape painter. This thick volume covers every aspect of his painting: landscapes, still lifes, portraits,...

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John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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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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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine, Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, viii, 40 pages, 44 color illustrations, illustrated endpapers, softcover, wraps, English

This volume concentrates on Jones' romantic paintings of the female figure a la Blind Narcissus. 44 pieces, 30 never before published.

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Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art
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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 3rd 2014, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 264 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This art book was published just before Jeff Jones' death. It is almost entirely art, including a number of previously unpublished pieces. There is just a...

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Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Jeffrey Jones, Fenner, Cathy and Arnie, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine/Very Fine in shrinkwrap, Nevada City, CA, Underwood Books, 2002, 1st, 1887424571, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 176 pages, over 175 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The nicest collection of Jones' work ever published, this volume includes 175 paintings in full color. From the publisher: From the 1960s through the...

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Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Jeffrey Jones, Fenner, Cathy and Arnie, Jones, Jeffrey, One of 1200 numbered copies signed by Jones, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine slipcase (light edgewear to dustjacket, light wear to slipcase), Underwood Books, Nevada City, CA, 2002, 1st deluxe limited edition, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 176 pages, over 175 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The nicest collection of Jones' work ever published, this volume includes 175 paintings in full color. The 1,200 copy deluxe edition is signed by Jones and...

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William Joyce, Joyce, William, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, HarperCollins, New York, 1997, 1st, 9.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, over 250 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This 1997 career retrospective featured photos of Joyce, his house and studio, Halloween and Christmas sculptures, sketches & preliminary artwork,...

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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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Michael Kaluta, Kaluta, Michael, #62 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, NBM, 2001, 1st, 1561632767, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 80 pages, 125 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, boards, English

"At last, a beautiful full color compendium of the best of one of comic art's most beloved and revered artists! Illustrations, covers, sketches, work from...

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Ramon Kelley, Fine/NF, Kelley, Ramon, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, cloth

This art technique book focuses on advanced techniques in oil, pastel, and watercolor as used by Ramon Kelly, who is famous for his dazzling, bravura...

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Ramon Kelley, NF/NF (dustjacket, Kelley, Ramon, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, cloth

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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...


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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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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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, #81 of 700 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket in Fine cloth slipcase, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

Signed and numbered by the author and the artist on the limitation page. This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Signed by the author Jim Vadeboncoeur to Nick Meglin, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped otherwise Fine, clean, bright, tight), 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

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Elles et Moi
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Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrink wrap, Kiraz, Kiraz, Denoel, 2003, 1st, 2207255468, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, French

"Frivolous and sublime, the Parisiennes designed by Kiraz entered legend. With spontaneous elegance, they adopt striking new outfits everyday." - Vogue...

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Les Parisiennes
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Kiraz, Kiraz, Fine issued without dust jacket in publisher's shrink wrap, Larousse, Paris, 2014, 1st, 12 inches, 10.5 inches, 256 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This latest book on Kiraz is a large coffee table art book featuring over 250 works, most never before published. Preface by Christian Lacroix . The...

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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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Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 2001, 1st, 8.75 inches, 10.5 inches, xxiv, 70 pages, 33 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: "First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages" was for many a much-beloved first look at the strange animals of...

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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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Roy Krenkel, Krenkel, Roy, Very Good+ (moderate cover wear, mild bump to spine, interior flat, bright, tight), Montclair, NJ, Vanguard, 2005, 1st paperback, 9781887591522, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 136 pages, about 50 full-color and 200 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Influenced by early masters J. Allen St. John, J. C. Coll and Franklin Booth, Roy G. Krenkel has inspired generations of fantasy...

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AndrewSteven Damsits, Barry Klugerman, Roy Krenkel, Damsits, Barry Klugerman, AndrewSteven, Krenkel, Roy, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Diego, IDW Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9781684055197, 13.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 316 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This Roy Krenkel book features the best reproduction of any book on the artist. Full color scans of the original art. From the publisher: Roy G....

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Love Affair
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Bernard Krigstein, Fine/NF (top of the dustjacket spine worn), Carson, Robert, Krigstein, Bernard, Holt, 1958, 1st, cloth spine

An impressionistic watercolor painting by Krigstein is the dustjacket illustration.

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Tom Davis, Bob Kuhn, Davis, Tom, Kuhn, Bob, Signed by the artist on a special page, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), Camden, SC, Briar Patch Press, 1989, 1st, 0922724105, 11 inches, 12 inches, 200 pages, over 100 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A coffee table art book devoted to the great wildlife painter Bob Kuhn (1920-2007).Kuhn painted hundreds of book and magazine covers before devoting himself...

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Mort Kunstler, Kunstler, Mort, Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 2015, 1st, 10 inches, 10 inches, 20 pages, 21 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure features rare full color and...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Mort Kunstler, Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Robert, Kunstler, Mort, New Texture, 2019, 1st, 978-1943444755, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 136 pages, 150 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Available in two versions: a hardcover edition and an abridged softcover edition, we only offer the hardcover edition. Illustrated on every page with...

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Mort Kunstler, SIGNED by the artist, Fine/Fine, Commager, Henry Steele, Kunstler, Mort, Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

Kunstler was a popular illustrator of paperback covers and men’s adventure magazines. In the 1970s, he made a transition into a painter of American...

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