Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Jim Silke, Silke, Jim, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2004, 1st, 978-1595820051, 12 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, over 100 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Jim's autobiography and treatise on Pin-up art with large color images on every page. Over 100 new illustrations by Silke and classic pin-up artists...

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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, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, 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. From the publisher: William Reynold Brown (1917-1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of...

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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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Michael Parkes
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Frans Duister, Michael Parkes, Duister, Frans, Parkes, Michael, Limited to 3000 copies (200 hardcover & 2800 softcover), Near Fine (very light shelf wear), Amsterdam, Gerrit Steltman Editions, 1986, 2nd, 90-71867-01-3, 12 inches, 9 inches, 78 pages, 64 color and 7 black & white illustrations, softcover, French wraps, English

The fourth book on this fantasy artist. 64 color and 7 black & white illustrations.

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Betty, Zdenek Burian, Betty, Burian, Zdenek, Very Fine in Very Fine obi band, Albatros Media, Prague, 2016, 1st, 13.3 inches, 10 inches, 416 pages, over 420 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Czech

The renown Czech artist Zdenek Burian is best known internationally for his paintings of dinosaurs, extinct mammals and prehistoric man, but his...

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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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Coby Whitmore
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Coby Whitmore, Whitmore, Coby, Very Fine, Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1986, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 13 color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

A catalog for a gallery show of 13 paintings (one per page). Nice reproduction. Four text pieces including one by Joseph (Joe) Bowler and an interview with...

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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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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Near Fine (light cover wear, very flat, tight), Novato, CA, Underwood-Miller, 1993, 1st, 9780887331725, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 136 pages, 140 black and white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

140 pen & ink illustrations by the master of fantasy and sci-fi illustration. Introduction by Stephen Fabian. Quality reproduction on slick paper.

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Steve Brodner, Brodner, Steve, Near Fine (mild shelfwear), Fantagraphics, Seattle, WA, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 240 pages, over 350 illustrations, most in color, softcover, wraps, English

Over 350 cartoons, illustrations, and comic strips, from the seventies through the nineties, hand-picked by the artist. Brodner's illustrations appeared...

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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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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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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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Vision: Birney Lettick
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Birney Lettick, Lettick, Birney, Near Fine (very light wear to the corners, light rubbing to the glossy covers, otherwise Fine), Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, Tokyo, 1987, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 138 pages, over 230 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Birney Lettick (1919-1986) was a movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist for the Time magazine, Collier's, Reader's Digest, National Lampoon,...

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Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Jeffrey Jones, Fenner, Cathy and Arnie, Jones, Jeffrey, One of 1200 numbered copies signed by Jones, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket in Near Fine slipcase (light edgewear to dustjacket, light wear to slipcase), Underwood Books, Nevada City, CA, 2002, 1st deluxe limited edition, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 176 pages, over 175 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The nicest collection of Jones' work ever published, this volume includes 175 paintings in full color. The 1,200 copy deluxe edition is signed by Jones and...

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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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Frederic A. Sharf, Susan Ward, Larry Salk, Sharf, Susan Ward, Frederic A., Salk, Larry, Very Fine, Newburyport Press, Newbury, MA, 2007, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 62 pages, 55 color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

55 color images of fashion illustrations from the 1945 thru 1965, all reproduced from the original art. From the publisher: Larry Salk was born to be...

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Mouse & Kelley
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Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Mouse, Alton Kelley, Stanley, Near Fine (slight cover wear, very flat, tight, clean), New York, Dell Publishing Co, Inc., 1979, 1st, 0440563100, 11.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, Over 100 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 1979 collection of Mouse & Kelley's most iconic psychedelic posters, t-shirt designs, and magazine covers, including posters for the Grateful Dead,...

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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 (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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Norman Lundin, Lundin, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2006, 1st, 9780295986784, 11 inches, 11 inches, 60 pages, 46 full-page and 8 smaller color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This exhibition catalogue presents Norman Lundin's drawn and painted works from the period 1973-2006. Lundin's fascination with space and light joins with...

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Harry Carmean, Carmean, Harry, Limited to 300 copies, Fine, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, 2007, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 40 pages, 36 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A scarce, limited edition, exhibition catalog of 28 figure drawings by Carmean and 8 by figure drawings by Miriam Slater. For nearly 50 years,...

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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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The Art of Rudy D. Nebres
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Rudy Nebres, Nebres, Rudy, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap (top corner of shrinkwrap has 1.5-inch tear), Howell, NJ, SQP, 2000, 1st, 086562027X, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 2 color and 64 full-page black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Long out of print. An excellent collection of drawings in pencil or ink by the phenomenal Filipino artist best known for his inking of Marvel comics in the...

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Lady: Lisa Lyon - Inscribed 1st
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Bruce Chatwin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chatwin, Bruce, Mapplethorpe, Robert, Warmly inscribed by Lisa Lyo, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (some slight yellowing to pages edges, some slight yellowing and wear to dustjacket), New York, Viking Press, 1983, 1st, 0670430137, 11 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, 115 black & white photographs, Hardcover, boards, English

Warmly inscribed by Lisa Lyon on the half-title: "For Kent with Love XX / Lisa Lyon / LA '83" Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic celebration of...

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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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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (sharp corners, clean and tight, previous owner's name written on front endpaper, dustjacket rubbed, edgeworn, with a chip out of the top edge, spine sunned), World, Cleveland, 1960, 1st, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 95 pages, 39 black & white cartoons, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

"The first-hand report of a man who has never been there." A no-holds-barred report by a team of intrepid pen-and-ink satirists showing us the real...

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Virgil Finlay's Phantasms
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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket spine sunned, lightly rubbed), Novato, CA, Underwood-Miller, 1993, 1st, 9780887331732, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

One painting and 140 pen & ink illustrations. Introduction by Stephen Fabian. Quality reproduction on slick paper.

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The Big City, or The New Mayhew
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Alex Atkinson, Ronald Searle, Atkinson, Alex, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelf wear, light edge wear and chipping to dustjacket), Braziller, New York, 1959, 1st American, 10 inches, 7.5 inches, 112 pages, 78 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A survey of London's urban poor in prose and pictures, told with wit, humor, and compassion. Originally a series in Punch.

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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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David Willardson
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David Willardson, Willardson, David, Light edgewear and rubbing, otherwise Very Fine, Graphic Collectibles, Saugerties, NY, 2010, 1st, 6 inches, 9 inches, 14 pages, 27 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A 2010 original art catalog of David Willardson's pin up work, inspired by classic pin up illustrators, George Petty and Vargas. Willardson is an...

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Zdenek Burian (1905-1981)
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Vladimir Prokop, Zdenek Burian, Prokop, Vladimir, Burian, Zdenek, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Vydala, Gallery, 2005, 1st, 9788086010892, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 264 pages, over 500 color illustrations & photographs, hardcover, pictorial boards, Czech

A full-color monograph on Zdenek Burian (1905-1981). over 500 color illustrations & photographs. Includes a 47-page bibliography/catalog of Buriana:...

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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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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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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Nevada City, CA, JVJ Publishing, 2005, 1st, 978-0972469722, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 240 pages, 380 illustrations and photographs, over 150 in color, Hardcover, boards, English

From the artist's site: This unique book chronicles Kinstler's life from the summer he dropped out of high school and got his first job at 16 as an...

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Harry O. Morris, Jr., Morris, Jr., Harry O., One of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine folder in Near Fine envelope, Selket Images, Arlington, TX, 1979, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, color illustrations, English

Colored photo collage prints by Harry O. Morris Jr. 15 color prints in a portfolio folder & envelope plus a one-page introduction sheet. From the...

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Christopher Zavisa, Berni Wrightson, Zavisa, Christopher, Wrightson, Berni, #247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching cloth-covered, velvet-lined clamshell box, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in a Near Fine clamshell box (some small light brown stains on the grey cloth exterior of the box), Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA/Lancaster, PA, 1991, 1st Underwood-Miller printing, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 360 pages, 100 color and 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

#247 of 300 hardcover copies signed on an extra-illustrated plate by Wrightson, Harlan Ellison (introduction), & Zavisa, clothbound in a matching...

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Cecil Beaton
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Cecil Beaton, Beaton, Cecil, Near Fine (short mild scrapes to upper back cover, light wear), London, Chris Beetles Gallery / Sotheby's, 2010, 1st, 9781905738137, 8.25 inches, 6.625 inches, 92 pages, 1 color and 66 black & white photographs, Softcover, wraps, English

English photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was best-known for his fashion photography and his portraits of Hollywood celebrities and noted personalities,...

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Wendell Minor, Minor, Wendell, Very Fine, Stockridge, MA, Norman Rockwell Museum, 2013, 1st, 9780961527389, 9 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, over 130 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Published exclusively by Norman Rockwell Museum for the career retrospective exhibition of acclaimed illustrator Wendell Minor....

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Mort Kunstler, Kunstler, Mort, Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 2015, 1st, 10 inches, 10 inches, 20 pages, 21 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Exclusive companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibition Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure features rare full color and...

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R.O. Blechman, Blechman, R.O., Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2013, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 16 pages, 17 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Distinguished Illustrator Series Exhibition: R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line written by exhibit curator and curator of the...

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Murry Tinkelman, Tinkelman, Murry, Very Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 32 pages, 50 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Companion catalog to the Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series exhibition The Art of Murray Tinkelman (1933 - 2016) collecting dozens of...

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Istvan Banyai, Banyai, Istvan, Fine, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockridge, MA, 2013, 1st, 10 inches, 8 inches, 16 pages, 19 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Awarded third place in the Exhibition Catalogue category of the 2014 New England Museum Association Publication Awards! Companion...

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Daniel Zimmer, Edwin Georgi, Zimmer, Daniel, Georgi, Edwin, One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 224 pages, nearly 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Limited to 100 copies! The Special Edition is presented in a teal cloth slipcase with white stamped lettering, with a bookplate signed and numbered by...

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Men's Adventure Magazines
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Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Steven Heller, Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer, Steven Heller, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Kohn, Taschen, 2004, 10.4 inches, 7.8 inches, 512 pages, over 2000 color illustrations, Softcover, vinyl wraps, English

The full-size first edition, first printing of this history of men's adventure magazines in post-war America. "Hefty comprehensive guide to postwar American...

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The Art of Edwin Georgi
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Daniel Zimmer, Edwin Georgi, Zimmer, Daniel, Georgi, Edwin, Limited to 1000 copies, Edge of dustjacket pinched under the shrinkwrap, otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 224 pages, nearly 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Edwin Georgi was a mid-century magazine and advertising illustrator (Saturday Evening Post, Redbook) who was renown for his beautiful women (and stylish...

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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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Davis Cone, Cone, Davis, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear on spine of book and dustjacket), Overstock Press, New York, 1988, 9780879513214, 10.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, 50 color and 20 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Illustrated in full color, Hollywood on Main Street is a celebration and examination of that American cultural icon, the movie house. More than 50 color...

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