Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Meditations
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Peter Max, NF, Max, Peter, McGraw-Hill, 1972, 1st, pictorial boards

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. Meditations selected and illustrated by Peter Max.

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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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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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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG+ (corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, Watson-Guptill, 1952, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr, head of an advertising agency and previously an art director, illustrates his method for creating quick precise figure "indications" with all the...

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Maurice Horn, VG+ ex-library copy (library bookplate on front end paper, library stamp on top edge otherwise unmarked, clean & tight), Horn, Maurice, Gale Research Co., 1986, 1st, cloth, English

"A biographical, bibliographical, and critical guide to current illustrators, animators, cartoonists, designers, and other graphic artists." Over 100...

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Gordon T. McClelland, Jay T. Last, McClelland and Jay T. Last, Gordon T., Fine in Fine price-clipped dustjacket, Hillcrest Press, Beverly Hills, 1985, 1st, 9.5 inches, 11 inches, 264 pages, 200 color illustrations, 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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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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The Art Of Tom Lea
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Tom Lea, Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket edges lightly rubbed), Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1989, 1st, 9.25 inches, 12.4 inches, 256 pages, over 200 full-page color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

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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R. Brownell McGrew
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R. Brownell McGrew, The artist's signature from a letter has been neatly glued to the half-title page, Fine/Fine, McGrew, R. Brownell, Lowell Press, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

A monograph on this Indian and landscape painter. The artist's signature from a letter has been neatly glued to the half-title page of this copy.

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Gerald Scarfe, Boldly signed by the artist on the front free end paper, NF/NF (tips slightly bumped), Scarfe, Gerald, Hamish Hamilton, 1986, 1st, cloth, English

The artist's autobiography. Of the three Brits, Scarfe is more scabrous than Searle and more anarchic than Steadman . Boldly signed by the artist.

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John Register, Warm personal inscription from the author dated 1992, Fine/NF, Conrad, III, Barnaby, Register, John, Chronicle, 1989, 1st, cloth, English

The first major monograph (of two) on this contemporary realist painter of California's arid urban landscape: diners, coffee shops, bus and train stations,...

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Limited to 3500 copies, Very Fine, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Stardom, 2007, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The third volume of Moebius' stream of consciousness comics. Appearances by Major Fatale, Blueberry, Arzach, Malvina, and other characters, and Moebius...

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Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Pond, Boston, 2001, 1st, 30 inches, 18 inches, color

A beautiful print reproducing the original art to a paperback cover by Robert McGinnis.

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Works of Art
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Joe Chiodo, Chiodo, Joe, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Hermes Press, Neshannock, PA, 2003, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, over 90 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A collection of works in color, many never before published.

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Some toning to the covers otherwise Fine, Nova Press, Philadelphia, 1953, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 32 pages, 16 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A limited edition booklet with 15 full page illustrations by Virgil Finlay, printed on one side only. Includes a one page Biographical Sketch written by the...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Very Fine, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2010, 1st, 9781933492483, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

This sequel to 2001's Syd Mead's Sentury takes up where that book left off and covers the artist's output through 2010: Design, Illustration, Games, Film,...

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Catherine Arturi Parilla, Pino, Parilla, Catherine Arturi, Pino, Fine, Conoga Park, CA, Collector's Editions, 1998, 1st, 1885320021, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, x, 86 pages, over 54 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A collection of Pino's paintings, with commentary by Catherine Arturi Parilla. Includes over 54 color reproductions.

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xiii, 98 pages, 79 color and 4 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

The second collection of this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover artist. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist, Foreword by Don Maitz, Afterword by...

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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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Stan Stice, John Scoleri, Ralph McQuarrie, Stice, John Scoleri, Stan, McQuarrie, Ralph, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Dreams and Visions Press, Santa Clara, 2014, 1st, 9.75 inches, 13.25 inches, 432 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This tome collects the non-Star Wars art of Ralph McQuarrie including works discovered after the publication of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie in 2007. From...

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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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Jesse Alexander, Alexander, Jesse, Signed by the photographer Jesse Alexander on the title page, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, David Bull Publishing, Phoenix, 2007, 1st, 11.25 inches, 13.25 inches, 96 pages, black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth, English

Signed by the photographer Jesse Alexander. Out of print. From the publisher: Legendary motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander produced some of...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Near Fine (light shelfwear, no thumbdents, very flat, tight, clean), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

"In the art of fantastic illustration, the work of Frazetta stands alone--unique in the effectiveness of its lushly sensuous exaggeration, powerful and...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, 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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Rick Griffin, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (light wear, very flat, tight, clean), Costa Mesa, CA, Maranatha! Music, 1980, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 24 pages, 24 color illustrations and 18 small illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Rick Griffin illustrated this religious tract with 14 paintings & 28 pen & ink drawings. This copy includes the booklet's original illustrated...

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Eric Nolen-Weathington, J.L. Garcia-Lopez, Nolen-Weathington, Eric, Garcia-Lopez, J.L., Near Fine (mild thumbdents to the back cover otherwise Very Fine, sharp corners and edges, bright, glossy), Raleigh, NC, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2005, 1st, 9781893905443, 1-893905-44-6, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white with 8 pages in color., Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This volume of the Modern Masters series looks at the life and work of one of today's top comic-book artists,...

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Al Hirschfeld, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Good dustjacket (lower corners rubbed, with boards peeking through, dustjacket severely worn with several tears), George Braziller, New York, 1961, 1st, 9.75 inches, 11.75 inches, 260 pages, over 250 illustrations, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, cloth, English

A thick collection of Hirschfeld theatre illustrations covering the 1920s to the 1960s. Almost all are reproduced as full-page images. Introduction by...

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Guy Coheleach, Coheleach, Guy, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Abrams, New York, 1982, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12 inches, 244 pages, 59 color plates, 95 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Guy Coheleach (born 1933) is one of the great American wildlife artists, with a subspecialty painting the big cats. In this coffee table art book, eight...

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Terry Wieland, Manfred Schatz, Wieland, Terry, Schatz, Manfred, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), Briar Patch Press/Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, 1991, 1st, 11 inches, 12 inches, 176 pages, over 90 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 90 wildlife paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: In the painting...

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Innovari II
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine, United States Steel, Pittsburgh, 1968, 1st, 9 inches, 11 inches, 30 pages, two-color illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A full color Syd Mead painting opens this rare booklet produced by United States Steel. "This is Innovari II. This completely new, five-passenger,...

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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...

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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, Near Fine (tiny bump to lower corner, otherwise Fine, unread), New York, Flare/Avon, 1976, 2nd, 0380007703, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, over 120 illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

The first Finlay collection is really the best of Finlay. Quality reproduction from the original artwork. This is a paperback reprint of the Gerry de la Ree...

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Castles - Signed First
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David Day, Alan Lee, Day, David, Lee, Alan, Signed and dated 10/27/84 by the artist, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear, exlibris bookplate neatly affixed to the front free endpaper), Bantam, New York, 1984, 1st, 11.5 inches, 8 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Signed and dated 10/27/84 by the artist in the year of publication on the first page. Out of print. From the publisher: Magnificent paintings by...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Tunnicliffe's Birdlife
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C. F. Tunnicliffe, Fine/NF (dust jacket slightly sunned), Cusa, Noel, Tunnicliffe, C. F., Clive Holloway, 1985, 1st, cloth

A collection of this British illustrator's watercolors of his homeland's native birds.

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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild bump to the bottom of the spine, interior sharp, tight, clean), Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1992, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xi, 147 pages, One color and 147 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The first Finlay collection from Underwood-Miller. Introductions by Finlay's daughter and Gerry de la Ree. Quality reproduction on slick paper.

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Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work
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Robert Vickrey, Vickrey, Robert, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (tear and chip to front panel of dustjacket), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979, 1st, 12.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 25 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Robert Vickrey was one of the leading modern artists working in the ancient medium of egg tempera (another was Andrew Wyeth). Here are Vickrey's "Advanced...

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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine/NF (small blemish on dust jacket spine), Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Bonanza, 1985, 1st thus, cloth, English

A biographical dictionary of over 1500 western artists with a biography, a photo, signature and example of their work. A great reference for Western art...

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A Mountain Harvest Cookbook
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Near Fine (flat, tight & unread), Jeffrey Jones, Sickler, Roberta, Jones, Jeffrey, Doubleday, 1985, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7 inches, xiv, 226 pages, 75 black & white text illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Jones contributes 75 pen and ink drawings of herbs, fruits and vegetables as well as a color cover to this natural foods cookbook.

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A Sort Of Saga
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Near Fine/Near Fine (slightly aged, dust jacket very slightly chipped). A very attractive copy, Bill Mauldin, Mauldin, Bill, Wm Sloane, 1949, 1st, 301 pages, over 90 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, English

A memoir of Bill Mauldin's unorthodox boyhood. Very Eisner-esque illustrations throughout. "It seems that once upon a time - in fact, many times...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, NF/VG (dust jacket chipped with small pieces missing), Schorr, Harry Dreve, George Efron, 1956, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr was an art director and later the head of an advertising agency. His drawings are efficient and stylish and quite charming.

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Saul Steinberg
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Saul Steinberg, Small nick to bottom edge otherwise Fine/Fine, Rosenberg, Harold, Steinberg, Saul, Knopf, 1978, 1st, cloth

Steinberg's first career retrospective. Steinberg was born in 1914. He studied philosophy and architecture. During the 1930s, Steinberg cartoons...

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Conrad Schwiering, Long warm inscription dated 29 June '73 by the artist on the front free end paper and another warm inscription dated 29 June '73 by the author on the title page, Fine, Wakefield, Robert, Schwiering, Conrad, North Plains Press, 1973, 1st, cloth

54 color and black & white illustrations, plus numerous sketches from Schwiering’s sketchbooks. Inscribed by the artist; also inscribed by...

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Lady: Lisa Lyon (1st Printing)
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Very Fine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chatwin, Bruce, Mapplethorpe, Robert, Viking Press, 1983, 1st, 0670430137, Softcover, wraps, English

Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic celebration of American female bodybuilding pioneer Lisa Lyon.  115 black and white photos by the legendary...

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Limited to 3500 copies, Near Fine (pinhole along front cover joint, otherwise Very Fine), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Stardom, 2007, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

The third volume of Moebius' stream of consciousness comics. Appearances by Major Fatale, Blueberry, Arzach, Malvina, and other characters, and Moebius...

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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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