Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine in Very Good+ box, Torino, Italy, Lo Scarabeo, 2000, 4.75 inches, 2.6 inches, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A 78 card deck (in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Dutch) and 14-page instruction booklet in English. 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana...

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Arnie & Cathy Fenner, Robert McGinnis, Fenner, Arnie & Cathy, McGinnis, Robert, #297 of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in a Fine slipcase, Grass Valley, CA, Underwood, 2000, 1st, 1887424563, 11.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 128 pages, over 120 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A sharp copy of the deluxe slipcased edition limited to 300 S&N copies. This copy includes a 6x8.5 inch glossy color print on cardstock with an...

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Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Robert McGinnis, Fenner, Arnie and Cathy, McGinnis, Robert, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Grass Valley, CA, Underwood, 2000, 1st, 1887424563, 11.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 128 pages, over 120 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An excellent copy of this long out-of-print full-color monograph on this artist. From the publisher: Though his work is instantly recognizable to most...

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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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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Limited to 2000 hardcover copies. Signed by the artist., Very Fine/Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 1st, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations on every page, Hardcover, boards, English

Syd Mead signed this book for us in person. The is the hardcover edition limited to 2000 copies. And rarely signed. This sequel to 2001's Syd Mead's...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine (light rubbing to the corners otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Oblagon, Pasadena, CA, 2001, 1st, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations on every page, softcover, wraps, English

Published in 2001 and long out of print. Industrial design, entertainment design, motion pictures, television, computer game design, fantasy illustrations.

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Roy Krenkel, Krenkel, Roy, Only light wear to edges of the onlaid plate, otherwise Fine, issued without dustjacket (corners sharp, tight, clean), Eclipse, Forestville, 1989, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 152 pages, 3 color illustrations and over 200 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

This extensive collection of Krenkel art was supervised & designed by the artist himself just before his death. Collects pen & ink and pencil...

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Robert E. Howard, John Watkiss, Howard, Robert E., Watkiss, John, Very Fine, Ballantine, New York, 2011, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 552 pages, 1 color and 7 full-page and over 30 smaller black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Eighteen short stories and poems illustrated by John Watkiss. One of the later collections in the Complete REH series, this volume sadly did not get the...

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Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures
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Robert E. Howard, John Watkiss, Howard, Robert E., Watkiss, John, Near Fine (light bump to the corner otherwise new and unread, very flat, tight, clean), Ballantine, New York, 2011, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.25 inches, xxiv, 552 pages, 1 color and 7 full-page and over 30 smaller black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Eighteen short stories and poems illustrated by John Watkiss. One of the later collections in the Complete REH series, this volume sadly did not get the...

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Swallow #3
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Ashley Wood, David Choe, Louie Del Carmen, Ronnie Del Carmen, Glyn Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, Jeremy Geddes, Uwe Heidschoetter, Rian Hughes, James Jean, Jock, Ilana Kohn, Ted McKeever, Sean Phillips, Andrew Robinson, Robh Ruppel, Greg Staples, Frank Stockton, Wood, David Choe, Louie Del Carmen, Ronnie Del Carmen, Glyn Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, Jeremy Geddes, Uwe Heidschoetter, Rian Hughes, James Jean, Jock, Ilana Kohn, Ted McKeever, Sean Phillips, Andrew Robinson, Robh Ruppel, Greg Staples, Frank Stockton, Barro, Ashley, Fine (very flat, tight, clean), San Diego, IDW, 2007, 1st, 978160010072, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 300 pages, color, softcover, French wraps, English

"It's about pictures." Presenting the third edition of a deluxe magazine devoted to modern illustration and the artists that produce it. Featuring the...

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Signed by Michael Chabon, Very Fine, Bolton, Michael Chabon, Andrew, Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press, 2008, 9780300136708, 10 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, metal-coated pictorial boards, English

This copy is signed by Michael Chabon , who also wrote the introduction. From the Publisher: Winner of the prestigious American Institute of...


Successful Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, London, Titan, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of...

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Struggle: The Art of Szukalski
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 2nd edition, 1st printing, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A new printing of Last Gasp's publication Struggle: The Art of Szukalski, with a foreword by George and Leonardo DiCaprio, presents...

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Monte Beauchamp, Beauchamp, Monte, Very Fine, San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2006, 1st, 978-0811851435, 6.625 inches, 5.125 inches, 272 pages, over 500 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: From the 1920s to the 1950s, a small but useful advertising gimmick spread like wildfire into the purses, pockets, and kitchen...

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Terry Jones, Brian Froud, Jones, Terry, Froud, Brian, A bookplate signed by the artist is attached to the front free endpaper, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (mild wear to the covers, interior Very Fine), New York, Simon & Schuster, 1996, 1st, 0684832062, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The sequel to Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.

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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), #839 of 999 copies signed by the artist, Nine Fine-Very Fine volumes and one Near Fine volume (very light wear) in a Very Good+ slipcase (mild shelfwear, silver paper on the back of slipcase has started curling and peeling), Humanoides Associes, Paris, 1982, 1st, 6 inches, 8.3 inches, 1280 pages, 1170 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, French

A silver slipcase containing 10 booklets (6 x 8.25 inches, 128 pages each, softcover) reproducing the entirety of the 1170 storyboards drawn by Moebius for...

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Very Fine, Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, 2002, 1st, 6.6 inches, 8.2 inches, 32 pages, 22 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Italian

"Stories of Men in Arms In the Drawings of Sergio Toppi - Original Illustrations on Display in Cagliari" An exhibition catalog from 2002. With 22 black...

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Steranko on Cards
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Jim Steranko, Steranko, Jim, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magic, Inc., Chicago, 2008, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 114 pages, 79 black & white illustrations and 31 photographs, Hardcover, decorative cloth, English

Steranko was legendarily a magician in his teens and early twenties before he entered the comic book industry. Steranko made his biggest contribution to...

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Steinberg at The New Yorker
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Saul Steinberg, Smith, Joel, Steinberg, Saul, Harry N. Abrams, 2005, 2nd, 9780810959019, 0810959011, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the Publisher: "For six decades, Saul Steinberg's covers, cartoons, features, and illustrations were a defining presence at The New Yorker. As the...

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Steinberg at The New Yorker
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Joel Smith, Saul Steinberg, Smith, Joel, Steinberg, Saul, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to top edge), New York, Abrams, 2005, 1st, 9780810959019, 12.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 240 pages, 203 color and 160 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: For six decades, Saul Steinberg's covers, cartoons, features, and illustrations were a defining presence at The New Yorker. As the...

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Stanley Meltzoff, Meltzoff, Stanley, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the publisher Dan Zimmer, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Deluxe Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by publisher Dan Zimmer on a color illustrated plate, and presented in a deep...

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Stanley Meltzoff: Picture Maker
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Stanley Meltzoff, Meltzoff, Stanley, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of Print! A comprehensive book on the life and work of magazine illustrator, paperback cover artist, and fish painter Stanley Meltzoff. The text...

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Signed by all five artists, Hale has added a small head sketch, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Flesk Publicatons, Santa Cruz, 2012, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

Signed by all five artists, each on the first page of their section. In addition, Hale has added a small head sketch.  Out of print. From the...

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Sparrow #12: Sergio Toppi
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, IDW, San Diego, 2009, 1st, 6.25 inches, 6.25 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

One of the scarcest of the Sparrow volumes. Paintings and drawings by the Italian Master of pen & ink and watercolor.

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Sparrow #11: John Watkiss
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John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, IDW, San Diego, 2009, 1st, 6.25 inches, 6.25 inches, 48 pages, 35 color and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. 33 paintings and 11 drawings by the late great John Watkiss (1961-2017). From the publisher: Renowned anatomy master John Watkiss...

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Very Fine, Spain Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Spain, Last Gasp, 2012, 1st, 9780867197822, Softcover, French wraps, English

Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution features the work of legendary underground cartoonist Spain . This exhibition catalog is published...

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Michael Sowa, Sowa, Michael, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light spotting to the topedge, mild rubbing to dustjacket), San Francisco, Chronicle, 1996, 1st, 9780811814157, 8.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 72 pages, 59 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The long out-of-print first edition of this collection of whimsical paintings. Foreword by Nick Bantock. From the publisher: A miniature pig splashing...

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Troy Howarth, Howarth, Troy, Very Fine, Baltimore, Midnight Marquee Press, Inc., 2015, 1st, 9781936168507, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 236 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Vol. 1: 1963-1973 Beginning with the release of Mario Bava's THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH in 1963, Italian filmmakers developed and...

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Milton Glaser, Glaser, Milton, Very Fine, Hudson, NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899615, 9.7 inches, 7 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from...

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Silence, on Rêve
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Very Fine (very bright, tight, clean), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Moebius explores the world of dreams with an international roster of comics writers and artists: Arno, Barbier, Bess, Boucq, Caro, Coutelis, Darrow, Flo,...

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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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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 (spine ends and corners worn, interior sound), 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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Alan Dunn, signed on the front free end paper, VG/VG price-clipped dustjacket (two corners bumped), Dunn, Alan, Simon & Schuster, 1956, 1st, cloth

From the dust jacket: "No question about it: Alan Dunn is one of the most civilized cartoonists alive. In the course of thirty years, Mr. Dunn has had...

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Stephen Krensky, Bernie Fuchs, Krensky, Stephen, Fuchs, Bernie, Inscribed by the artis, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2001, 1st, 11 inches, 9.9 inches, 32 pages, 5 double-page, 9 full-page and 7 smaller color illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book. Inscribed by the artist: "To Mitch, Bernie Fuchs"

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Shannon Stirnweis, Stirnweis, Shannon, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Over 200 color illustrations! From the publisher: Born in 1931, Shannon Stirnweis has had a long and varied career as an illustrator and fine artist....

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Seymour Chwast, Chwast, Seymour, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899332, 8.2 inches, 5.1 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Seymour Chwast (1931-) is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and lasting influence on visual culture. He...

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Jose Luiz Benicio, Benicio, Jose Luiz, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Brandstudio and Reference Press, Astoria, 2010, 1st, 12.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards

Benicio's style is reminiscent of McGinnis with a splash of Aslan. A great introduction to a great artist and a nice addition to your mid-century pulp art...


Seres Extraordinarios
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Tino Gatagán, Fine, Gatagán, Tino, Dibbuks, 2006, 1st, French wraps, English, Spanish, French

A collection of outstanding works by this Spanish illustrator of over 100 books worldwide. Works in acrylic, pastel, and mixed media. Text in English,...

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Sentinel II
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...


Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Stephen Dalton, Dalton, Stephen, Salem House, 1988, 1st, Hardcover, boards, English

A personal selection of 25 years of the work of one of the world's greatest wildlife photographers. Dalton was a pioneer in the art of high-speed photography.

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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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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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Gerald Scarfe, NF/NF (tips slightly bumped, slight shelf wear), Scarfe, Gerald, Hamish Hamilton, 1986, 1st, cloth, English

The artists's autobiography. Of the three Brits, Scarfe is more scabrous than Searle and more anarchic than Steadman.

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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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