Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
God
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VG+ (two small scrapes - on back cover and bottom edge), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Morrow, 1970, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas.

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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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Charles Bell, VF/VF, Geldzahler, Henry, Bell, Charles, Abrams, 1991, 1st, cloth

The first book-length study of this photorealist painter best known for his extreme close-ups of gleaming pinball machines. With an essay by Louis K. Meisel

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The Book Of Conquests
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Jim Fitzpatrick, NF (covers slightly shelfrubbed), Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1978, 1st, 0525475117, wraps, English

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Thelwell
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Norman Thelwell, VF, Thelwell, Norman, Chris Beetles ltd., 1989, 1st, wraps

A catalogue for a 1989 exhibition and sale of Thelwell's original illustration art. Cartoons, illustrations, paintings, sketches.

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He Was One Of Us
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Rien Poortvliet, NF/NF, Poortvliet, Rien, Baker, 1978, 2nd 1994, cloth

The life of Christ in paintings and drawings by Poorvliet. This is the second edition with a smaller format than the first edition. From the...

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R. Brownell McGrew - Signed
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R. Brownell McGrew, Signed by the artist on the title page, VG/VG (top corner of the pages have a very slight wave from exposure to water otherwise the book is very sound & clean), McGrew, R. Brownell, Lowell Press, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

A monograph on this Indian and landscape painter. Signed by the artist.

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The Silver Arm
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Jim Fitzpatrick, Fine, Fitzpatrick, Jim, Paper Tiger, 1981, 1st, wraps

Celtic mythology. Nudity.

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Forever Christmas
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Tasha Tudor, VF/VF, Davis, Harry, Tudor, Tasha, Little Brown, 2000, 1st, cloth

" Forever Christmas is a celebration of a joyous holiday and of one inspired artist's preparation for, and exultation of, the day. That artist is Tasha...

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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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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Disney, 2014, 10 inches, 10 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Filled with concept art, production designs, and storyboards, the original edition of this art book devoted to Disney artist & designer Mary Blair has...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2015, 1st, 978-2-35283-291-1, 12 inches, 9.2 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An incredible collection of "sketches, drawings and etchings" by the master. From the publisher: Sergio Toppi passed away in August 2012, we wanted to...

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Charles R. Knight, Knight, Charles R., Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, 2001, 1st, 8.75 inches, 10.5 inches, xxiv, 70 pages, 33 full-page illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: "First published in 1946 Charles R. Knight's "Life Through the Ages" was for many a much-beloved first look at the strange animals of...

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Paul Conrad, Conrad, Paul, Signed and inscribed by the artis, A few stains to the top edge, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1996, 1st, 978-0961909550, 11.5 inches, 9 inches, 210 pages, 317 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Inscribed by Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist Conrad to fellow Los Angeles newspaper man (and literary scholar) Nicolas Beck. From the dustjacket:...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (page edges slightly yellowed, light shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Westlake Village, 1988, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, xiii, 136 pages, black & white, softcover, French wraps, English

A complete collection of Wrightson's comic stories for the fanzines (1967-71). 124 pages of early black & white stories & 16 pages of...

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The Mutants
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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Near Fine (very light wear to the covers, some light spotting to fore edge and bottom edge, very flat with sharp corners, no thumb dents), Mother of Pearl, Brooklyn, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, black & white, color cover, softcover, color wraps, English

Behind the classic painting "Taking No Chances", 15 early Wrightson stories: Dark comedy by Bruce Jones, Mother Toad, The Task, Limstrel, The Game That...

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John Baeder's Road Well Taken
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Jay Williams, John Baeder, Williams, Jay, Baeder, John, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Vendome Press, 2015, 1st, 978-0-86565-319-1, 10 inches, 10 inches, 272 pages, over 300 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A thick monograph on the photorealist painter. Over 300 color illustrations. From the publisher: A fascinating trip through the evocative remnants of...

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Gorey Games
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Larry Evans, Edward Gorey, Evans, Larry, Gorey, Edward, Near Fine (only light shelfwear, very flat, tight, bright), Troubador Press, San Francisco, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Featuring the fascinating, humorous, macabre characters of the master of mini-mystery stories, Edward Gorey. Gorey Games is packed...

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Betty Ballantine, Frank Frazetta, Ballantine, Betty, Frazetta, Frank, Very Good+ (mild rubbing to spine ends and covers, light bump to corners, several thumbdents, flat, tight), Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1980, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

41 color paintings reproduced as full-page illustrations, numerous b&w pen and ink drawings and pencil sketches.

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All-American Ads of the 50s
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Jim Heimann, Heimann, Jim, Fine, Koln, Germany, Taschen, 2002, 10.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 925 pages, over 900 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

A massive smorgasbord collection of vintage ads from 1950s American magazines.

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Kim Deitch, Deitch, Kim, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (previous owner's blindstamp on the free endpaper, the title page, and dustfla, Seattle, Fantagraphics, 2003, 1st, 1-56097-526-1, 11.25 inches, 14.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

A complete collection of the Academy Award-winning animator and cartoonist's covers and cartoons for Record Changer magazine from the 1940s and 50s. From...


The Art of Rafael DeSoto
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David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Saunders, David, DeSoto, Rafael, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, Decatur, IL, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This is the ultimate book on the life and work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This...

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Virgin Cay - Signed 1st
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Basil Heatter, Robert McGinnis, Heatter, Basil, McGinnis, Robert, Signed by the artist on cover in ink, Near Fine (slight reading crease on cover--no color break, off-white pages), Fawcett Gold Medal, New York, 1963, 1st, 7 inches, 4.25 inches, 142 pages, Softcover, color wraps, English

Signed by cover artist Robert McGinnis on the cover.

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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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Ed Emberley
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Todd Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Ed Emberley, Oldham, Caleb Neelon, Todd, Emberley, Ed, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, 2014, 9781623260385, 9.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 288 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Ed Emberley shies away from calling himself an artist and instead likes to say that "he draws pictures for a living." Now in his...

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Painting People
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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The Art of Saul Tepper
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Daniel Zimmer, Saul Tepper, Zimmer, Daniel, Tepper, Saul, Limited to 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Another top notch monograph from The Illustrated Press! The first collection of the editorial and advertising illustrations by Saul Tepper. An artist...

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Alex Nino, Nino, Alex, Fine (very flat, tight, clean), Warren, New York, 1980, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 76 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

An all-Alex Nino issue collecting six classic stories from earlier issues: "A Boy and his Thing" (from Creepy #101, 1978) "Keep Kool" (from Creepy...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Warren, New York, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8 inches, 68 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

The all-Wrightson issue with seven classic stories from the height of his career: The Muck Monster, Clarice, Cool Air, A Martian Saga, The Pepper Lake...

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Carolina Shout! - Signed First
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Alan Schroeder, Bernie Fuchs, Schroeder, Alan, Fuchs, Bernie, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Dial, New York, 1995, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, 3 double-page and 13 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Sixteen Fuchs oil paintings illustrate this children's picture book about street vendors' songs in 1930s Charleston.

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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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The Wolves - Signed First
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Brian J. Heinz, Bernie Fuchs, Heinz, Brian J., Fuchs, Bernie, Inscribed by the artis, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996, 1st, 0803717350, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 32 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Fuchs' oil paintings on canvas illustrate this children's picture book. It recounts how a wolf pack struggles to survive in the frozen North and...

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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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Disney animation director Ken Anderson's copy with his signature and bookplate on the front end papers, Fine/NF, Maynard Reece, Reece, Maynard, Meredith Press, 1963, 1st, Hardcover, leather

Both a North American field guide (with 80 species of fresh-water fish) and a basic fishing guide written, illustrated and with photographs by wildlife...

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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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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG (covers slightly soiled, corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, np, circa 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Another book filled with beautiful advertising layout roughs by Schorr.

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Virgil Partch, Fine, Kraus, Robert, Partch, Virgil, Windmill, 1971, 1st PB, wraps, English

A children's picture book by Virgil Partch.

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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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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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The Land Of Blue
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends worn, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. A psychedelic picture storybook.

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The Land Of Red
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends lightly rubbed, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards

"This book is dedicated to the earth." Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. A psychedelic picture storybook with rhyming text.

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Very Good+ (covers and corners lightly rubbed), Arnold Friberg, Schwarz, Ted, Friberg, Arnold, Northland, 1985, 1st, 177 pages, 82 illustrations, most in color, Hardcover, cloth

A great book on an unjustly little-known illustrator/artist. Best known for his series of calendar paintings of Canadian Mounties and his inspirational...

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Wallace Wood's Wayout
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Fine, Wood, Wallace, Wally Wood, Pure Imagination, 2005, 1st

A 160-page collection of Wally Wood's black & white sci-fi illustrations for "Galaxy" and "If" from 1958 to 1960. Four cover paintings are reproduced...

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Memorias Ilustradas
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Fernando Fernandez, VF, Fernandez, Fernando, Glenat, 2004, 1st, wraps, Spanish

Fernández’ memoir of his many years working for Selecciones Ilustradas, the renowned Spanish agency created by Josep Toutain, that from 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...


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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Andy Warhol: Drawings 1977-87
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Andy Warhol, Warhol, Andy, Fine, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, Me.di.um, 2007, 1st, 978-2952651745, 8.25 inches, 6.7 inches, 60 pages, 25 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

The catalog for an exhibition of 25 drawings.

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Gruau: Portraits of Men
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Rejane Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rene Gruau, Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rejane, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Assouline, 2012, 1st, 9781614280781, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 260 pages, 250 full-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, René Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and...

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