Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

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

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
  $295.00
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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Saul Steinberg
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Saul Steinberg, VG+ (mild shelf wear, spine unbroken & tight), Rosenberg, Harold, Steinberg, Saul, Knopf, 1978, 1st paperback, wraps, English

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

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Saul Steinberg
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Saul Steinberg, VG+/VG+ (moderate shelf wear, small nick to bottom edge), Rosenberg, Harold, Steinberg, Saul, Knopf, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

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

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Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham, Saul Bass, Bass and Pat Kirkham, Jennifer, Bass, Saul, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket issued in publisher's shrinkwrap, Laurence King, London, 2011, 9781856697521, 11.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 440 pages, 1484 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, who was as famous for his work...

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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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Near Fine (light bump to upper corners, otherwise Very Fine), Roy Lichtenstein, Mercurio, Gianni, Lichtenstein, Roy, Skira Editore, 2010, 1st, 9788857204604, 8857204604, 12 inches, 11.5 inches, 372 pages, 472 color illustrations, Hardcover, padded pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Roy Lichtenstein’s painting is almost an identifiable brand today and his influence is evident in many forms of artistic...

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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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Very Good+ (corners bumped, rubbed, otherwise tight, bright, and unread), Ronald Searle, Wootton, David, Searle, Ronald, Chris Beetles Ltd., 2012, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

Ronald Searle Remembered (1920-2011) England's Greatest Cartoonist! A great full color catalogue for a huge commemorative exhibition of Searle's life and...

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Very Fine, Ronald Searle, Wootton, David, Searle, Ronald, Chris Beetles ltd., 2012, 1st, Softcover, wraps, English

Ronald Searle Remembered (1920-2011) England's Greatest Cartoonist! A great full color catalogue for a huge commemorative exhibition of Searle's life and...

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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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Robert Peak, Peak, Robert, Inscribed by the artis, Near Fine (mild rubbing and thumbdents to the black covers, just a hint of flaring at the upper corner, very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, Tokyo, 1986, 1st, 12 inches, 8.8 inches, 186 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The incredibly scarce monograph published in Japan in a very limited quantity and never distributed commercially. Inscribed by the artist: "For Sue...

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Robert Peak, Peak, Robert, Inscribed by the artis, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, Tokyo, 1986, 1st, 12 inches, 8.8 inches, 186 pages, over 400 color illustrations, hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate

Inscribed by the artist: "For Angelo, Warmest regards, R. Peak" A thorough retrospective art book on American illustrator Robert Peak. With over 400...

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Bernie Fuchs, Fuchs, Bernie, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Blue Sky Press, New York, 2004, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 32 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book. Award-winning artist Bernie Fuchs creates an exciting adventure about an orphan boy and...

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Rick Griffin (2002)
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Gordon McClelland, Rick Griffin, McClelland, Gordon, Griffin, Rick, Limited to 3,000 copies, Very Good+ (bump to the top of the spine,two thumbdents to the back cover, light rubbing to corners, interior flat, tight, clean), Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2002, 1st Last Gasp printing, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 95 pages, 57 color and 48 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An unaltered reprinting of the 1980 original: the first major collection of Griffin's posters, paintings, comix, and pen drawings.

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Rick Griffin (1980)
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Gordon McClelland, Rick Griffin, McClelland, Gordon, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (cover slightly sunned, mild rubbing to corners, interior flat, tight, clean), Surrey, Paper Tiger, 1980, 1st, 0399504966, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 95 pages, 57 color and 48 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The first major collection of Griffin's posters, paintings, comix, and pen drawings.

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Rick Griffin (1980)
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Gordon McClelland, Rick Griffin, McClelland, Gordon, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (light crease to one corner, slight rubbing to corners, no thumbdents, flat, tight, clean), Surrey, Paper Tiger, 1980, 1st, 0399504966, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 95 pages, 57 color and 48 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The first major collection of Griffin's posters, paintings, comix, and pen drawings.

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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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Daniel Zimmer, Reynold Brown, Zimmer, Daniel, Brown, Reynold, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's original shrinkwrap, St. Louis, Illustrated Press, 2017, 1st revised, 9780982004128, 12.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 304 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of Reynold Brown, one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. This whopping 304...

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Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures
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Daniel Zimmer and David J. Hornung, Reynold Brown, Zimmer and David J. Hornung, Daniel, Brown, Reynold, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket still in publisher's shrinkwrap, St. Louis, Illustrated Press, 2008, 1st, 9780982004128, 12.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. First printing of 1000 copies. From the publisher: William Reynold Brown (1917-1991) was a prolific American artist whose career...

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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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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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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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Ray Lago: Heroes & Angels
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Kurt, Introduction Busiek, Ray Lago, Busiek, Kurt, Introduction, Lago, Ray, Fine, Archangel Entertainment, Lake Geneva, WI, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 78 pages, 53 color and 46 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From Kurt Busiek's introduction: Ray's got enormous skill - his command of technique is amazing. But skill alone has never been enough. There are a lot...

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Carol Sinclair Smith, Ray Harris Ching, Sinclair Smith, Carol, Ching, Ray Harris, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Camden, SC, Briar Patch Press, 1990, 1st, 0922724229, 11 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, over 100 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 100 paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: Raymond Harris-Ching...

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Carol Sinclair Smith, Ray Harris Ching, Sinclair Smith, Carol, Ching, Ray Harris, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Camden, SC, Briar Patch Press, 1990, 1st, 0922724229, 11 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, over 100 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 100 paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: Raymond Harris-Ching...

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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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Ralph Steadman, Steadman, Ralph, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2020, 9781797203003, 12.5 inches, 9.75 inches, 320 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink is the definitive career retrospective of this revered and provocative UK artist. Renowned for his...

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Ragtime Tumpie
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Alan Schroeder, Bernie Fuchs, Schroeder, Alan, Fuchs, Bernie, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Little Brown, Boston, 1989, Later, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, 1 double-page and 15 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Sixteen Fuchs' oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book about the childhood of Josephine Baker. This book was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a...

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