Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Gene Colan, Colan, Gene, #61 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, light thumbdent to back cover, very flat, tight, clean), Morris Publishing, Kearney, NE, 1996, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 36 pages, 36 black & white illustrations, most full-page, softcover, wraps, English

This first printing was limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. This is #61. An interview, essays by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, a checklist,...

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J. David Spurlock (ed.), Frank Frazetta, Spurlock (ed.), J. David, Frazetta, Frank, Fine without dust jacket, as issued, Vanguard Publications, Lakewood, NJ, 2013, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This collection is brimming with rare and previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries of the subjects Frazetta is best...

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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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Lawrence Noble, Noble, Lawrence, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dreams and Visions Press, Modesto, 2018, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 64 pages, over 100 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first art book devoted to this illustrator. From the publisher: Lawrence Alan Noble is an artist/sculptor, best known for his magazine cover...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Very Good+ (mild wear, light thumbdents, previous owner's name written on the half-title page), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1975, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The first of five volumes published by Peacock Press collecting Frazetta's paintings in the midst of his peak creative period. This volume includes many of...


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 Doubtful Guest - Signed
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Edward Gorey, Gorey, Edward, Edward Gorey has crossed out his name on the title page and signed his name above it, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (slight toning to the edges otherwise Fine), New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1978, 1st Printing of the 1978 Reissue, 9396076289, 6.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 32 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in 1957, and reissued by Dodd, Mead in 1978. This is a...

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Patrick Woodroffe, Woodroffe, Patrick, Near Fine (top edge lightly spotted, cover slightly rubbing), Paper Tiger / Dragon's World, Surrey, 1987, 1850280479, 11.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A witty fantasy tale liberally illustrated with Woodroffe's drawings and paintings.

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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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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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James A Bond, Frank Frazetta, Bond, James A, Frazetta, Frank, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 208 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. The first edition of this Frazetta reference book. The numerous and (mostly) excellent color reproductions of rare Frazetta items (from the...

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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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Very Fine issued in Very Fine dustjacket packed in a Near Fine publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 2001, 1st, 13 inches, 10.4 inches, 360 pages, 184 color plates and 36 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's early lithographs and limited editions. This volume covers his years of experimentation and the development of his iconic images: barns, trees, and rolling landscapes.

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Very Fine issued in Very Fine dustjacket packed in a Near Fine publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1991, Revised 3rd printing 2010, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's early lithographs and limited editions. This volume covers his years of experimentation and the development of his iconic images: barns, trees, and rolling landscapes.

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Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, One of 400 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine slipcase in Very Good cardboard box (spotted, yellowed), Eyvind Earle Publishing, Monterey, 1991, 1st, 13 inches, 10.4 inches, 360 pages, over 160 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's 360 lithographs and limited editions from 1974 through 1990, accompanied by his writings and poetry from 1940 to 1990....

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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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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, 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, 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...

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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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