Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Very Fine/Very Fine, Doreen Bolger, Bolger, Doreen, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, xii, 248 pages, 35 color and 205 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"This catalogue investigates the Museum's remarkable collection of American pastels, from charming eighteenth-century portraits to abstract works by...

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Laurence King, London, 2020, 9781786275714, 10.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 272 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "There's a fine line between the horrible and the sublime, and Joanna Ebenstein's Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of...

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Signed an dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams, Very Fine, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 136 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Signed and dated 9.27.18 by Robert Williams. From the publisher: Prior to the introduction of Juxtapoz Magazine, artists working within a variety of...

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Richard Slocombe, Slocombe, Richard, Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, vi, 90 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: British Posters of the Second World War presents one hundred posters from this important period in world history. Some proclaimed in...

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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1977, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, 2 color and 198 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1977 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Fine (sharp, very flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Wyomissing, PA, 1978, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 72 pages, 183 black & white illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A beautiful copy of this scarce 1978 original art catalog that was designed and produced by Steranko and Supergraphics. Similar in style & format to...

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Julie Cummins, VF/VF, Cummins, Julie, PBC, 1998, 1st, cloth, English

55 contemporary illustrators each receive a two-to-four page profile with two-to-eight illustrations. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's...

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Limited to 1000 sets, Very Fine, Profiles in History, Calabasa, CA, 2016, 1st, 14.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 334 pages, over 320 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Comic & Illustration Art Auction and The Frank Darabont Collection Set: (2) spectacular 10.5 x 14.5 inch limited edition coffee-table catalogs. (1)...

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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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Maurice Horn, VG+ (cover slightly bent, corners slightly rubbed, 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." Each lengthy...

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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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Contemporary Western Artists
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Peggy and Harold Samuels, Fine, 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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Les Daniels, Daniels, Les, Very Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003, 9780823079193, 0823079198, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An updated edition (2003) with 16 additional pages. From the publisher: Now updated, expanded, and available in paperbackthe definitive chronicle of...

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Antonis Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antonis, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2021, 1st, 9781419747601, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

As illustrators, one conveys information visually. This is a feast of visual interpretations--or visualizations--of information. Entertaining, inspirational...

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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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Michael Tierney, Tierney, Michael, Very Fine, issued without dustjackets, in Very Fine slipcase, Chenault & Gray Publishing, Little Rock, AR, 2018, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 1224 pages, 5000 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

This is the Leatherbound Collector's Edition. About 150 were made for the Kickstarter backers, plus a small overrun; it is now completely sold out...

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Eva Lynd, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Lynd, Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle, Eva, New Texture, 2019, 1st, 978-1943444397, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 188 pages, over 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 with a whopping 72 extra pages!...

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Exotiquarium: Album Art from the Space Age
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Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, McKnight-Trontz, Jennifer, Fine, issued without dustjacket, New York, St. Martin's Griffin, 1999, 1st, 9780312201333, 7.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 130 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Take a giddy guided tour through the greatest moments of 1950s and 1960s spage-age pop and exotica. From newly rediscovered...

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Joanne Gernsten London, NF/VG+, London, Joanne Gernsten, National Geographic, 2007, 1st, boards

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Christopher Hume, Fine/NF, Hume, Christopher, Summerhill Press, 1986, 1st, cloth

Robert Bateman, Stanley Meltzoff, Bob Kuhn, George McLean, John Schoenherr, Fenwick Lansdowne, Glen Loates, Claudio D'Angelo, Lanford Monroe, Ron Parker,...

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Christopher Hume, NF/VG, Hume, Christopher, North Word, 1987, 1st revised edition, cloth

Robert Bateman, Stanley Meltzoff, Bob Kuhn, George McLean, John Schoenherr, Fenwick Lansdowne, Glen Loates, Claudio D'Angelo, Lanford Monroe, Ron Parker,...

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Near Fine (only light shelfwear, flat, tight, and unread), 1994, 1st, Softcover, wraps

"Crimes 'n' Gals in the USA: A Pictorial History 1930s-1960s." An excellent collection of pin-up art. Chapters on comic strips (55 illus), comic books (63...

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Very Good+ (moderate shelfwear, rubbing at the corners, flat, tight, and unread), 1994, 1st, Softcover, wraps

"Crimes 'n' Gals in the USA: A Pictorial History 1930s-1960s." An excellent collection of pin-up art. Chapters on comic strips (55 illus), comic books (63...

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Golden Legacy - First Printing
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Leonard S. Marcus, Marcus, Leonard S., Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (corners of dustjacket worn), New York, Random House, 2007, 1st, 9780375829963, 10 inches, 10 inches, 246 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way" From the publisher: Eminent children's...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Inscribed by the author Walt Reed, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Abbeville, New York, 1979, 1st, 11.6 inches, 9.2 inches, 159 pages, 120 color and 110 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed on the half-title page by the author Walt Reed: "For Tom and Judy Decker With best wishes, Walt Reed" 74 illustrators are profiled. Each...

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Ashley Halsey, Jr, Halsey, Jr, Ashley, Signed by the previous owner artist Jack Rickard along the top of the title page and an exlibris on the front free endpaper. From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good+ (light shelfwear), Arlington House, Boston, 1951, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9 inches, xii, 160 pages, over 350 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy had a double association having previously belonged to two Mad-men: Jack Rickard AND Nick Meglin! This is signed by Rickard and includes a...

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Illustration Magazine #72
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Very Fine, The Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2021, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

This issue covers three artists: - Frank Fruzyna (33 pages with 5 color and 33 black & white illustrations). - C. C. Beall (20 pages with 37 color...

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James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007
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Alan J. Porter, Porter, Alan J., Very Fine, Hermes Press, Neshannock, PA, 2008, 1st, 9781932563184, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Now for the first time, the complete history of the illustrated James Bond is chronicled by pop-culture historian Alan J. Porter in...

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Los Elegidos
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Very slight surface nicks otherwise VF, Dibbuks, 2004, 1st, pictorial boards, Spanish

A collection of the best illustrations to appear in the magazine Training & Development Digest in its fifty first issues. This book reflects almost a...

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Man Bites Man
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Steven Heller, Fine/NF, Heller, Steven, A&W Publishers, 1981, 1st, cloth

Portfolios of drawings and cartoons by 22 comic and satiric artists 1960-1980, including Blechman, Franklin Booth, Feiffer, Francois, Gorey, Koren, Levine,...

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One of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150, Very Fine/Very Fine, Brown, Zina Saunders, Len, Abrams, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

This San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive is one of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150.  It sold out...

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Monogram Models
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Thomas Graham, Graham, Thomas, Near Fine (light wear to lower front corner, other corners sharp, flat, tight, clean), Atyglen, PA, Schiffer, 2006, 1st, 9780764324819, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An illustrated history of Monogram scale models. 300+ photos of models and box art. From 1940s onward, Monogram's model cars, ships, aircraft, and...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (lower tips very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1969, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.2 inches, 160 pages, 132 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

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

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Simon Braund, Braund, Simon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Titan Books (UK), London, 2019, 9781789090321, 12.5 inches, 9.3 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: A lavish hardback containing Orson Welles' Portfolio, much of which has never been seen before. Orson Welles, famous as an...

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Posters of the First World War
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Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, iv, 92 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising - during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as...

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Fine/VG price-clipped dustjacket (chipped), Frediderick Fell, 1956, 1st, cloth

"By 95 of America's Foremost Cartoonists Members of the National Cartoonists Society" including Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Chic Young, Caniff, Rube Goldberg,...

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VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (endpapers slightly foxed, short gift inscription on front free end paper, Frediderick Fell, 1956, 1st, cloth

"By 95 of America's Foremost Cartoonists Members of the National Cartoonists Society" including Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Chic Young, Caniff, Rube Goldberg,...

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Printing Panorama
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VG+ (light shelfwear), 1951, 1st, cloth

"Illustrating the comprehensive Printing and Binding services of Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd., Sun Printers Ltd., and their Associated Companies." A...

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Stephen Rebello, Rebello, Stephen, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville, 1988, 1st, 978-0896598690, 13.25 inches, 11 inches, 342 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Each of the 300 posters included in Reel Art has been reproduced to the uncompromising standards of all Abbeville's fine art books. The selection of posters...

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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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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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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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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, New York, Distributed Art Publishers, 2016, 1st, 9781938922916, 9.75 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death is the...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners very sharp, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, interior Fine, dustjacket edgeworn with several small nicks and tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1973, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.7 inches, 160 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profusely illustrated interviews with Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Johnny Hart, Al Jaffee, Bob Jones, Norman Rockwell, Arnold...

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Lee Lorenz, VF/NF, Lorenz, Lee, Knopf, 1995, 2nd, cloth

From the dustjacket: "Published to celebrate The New Yorker's seventieth anniversary and illustrated with more than 400 drawings and paintings, including...

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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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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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Alberto Becattini, Becattini, Alberto, Fine-Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glittering Images, Florence, 1994, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 450 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Book One covers sexy pulp & girlie magazines: Margaret Brundige , Enoch Bolles , Peter Driben ; and Brown & Bigelow : Moran , Elvgren ,...

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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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The Hawaiian Shirt
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H. Thomas Steele, VF, Steele, H. Thomas, Abbeville, 1984, 8th, pictorial boards


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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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Walt & Roger Reed, Reed, Walt & Roger, #97 of the deluxe edition of 250 copies signed by the author Walt Reed and containing an estate-stamped original drawing from a sketchbook of F. R. Gruger, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Madison Square Press, New York, 1984, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 355 pages, over 700 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, all edges gilt, English

"Society of Illustrators Special Edition." This is one of 250 deluxe editions signed by Walt Reed, containing an original drawing by Frederic Rodrigo Gruger...

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Very Good+ (top of the spine bumped, upper corners lightly bumped, corners lightly rubbed, mild wear), Jack Kriendler Memorial Foundation, New York, 1950, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, 48 illustrations in color and black & white, many other small illustrations, photographs and period advertisements, hardcover, cloth, English

A high-spirited tribute to the "21" with contributions by 60 writers and 42 artists and cartoonists. Full-page illustrations/cartoons by Constantin Ajajalov...

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), 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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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, VF/VG (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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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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Fine/NF price-clipped dustjacket, New York Graphic Society, 1970, 1st, cloth spine

Cartoons on the subject of art and artists!

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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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Western Advertising Art 1946
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VG+ (light wear), Ramsey Oppenheim, 1946, 1st, cloth

Western edition of the Annual of Advertising Art. From the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles.

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Who's Who In Graphic Art
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William Amstutz, NF, Amstutz, William, Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, 1962, 1st, cloth

"An illustrated book of reference to the world's leading graphic designers, illustrators, typographers and cartoonists." The leading graphic artists...

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Wildlife Artists At Work
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Patricia Van Gelder, Fine/Fine, Van Gelder, Patricia, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 2nd, cloth

Profiles 10 top wildlife artists: Robert Bateman,  Ken Carlson,  Guy Coheleach,  Richard Ellis,  Albert...

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Yank
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Steve Kluger, VF/Fine, Kluger, Steve, St. Martin's, 1991, 1st, cloth, English

“World War II from the Guys Who Brought You Victory Irwin Shaw William Saroyan Andy Rooney Walter Bernstein Merle Miller The Original...

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Olivia 1991 Calendar
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Olivia De Berardinis, Very Fine, Olivia De Berardinis, Ozone, 1990, wraps

Pin-up art including an image of Betty Page.

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