Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Gerald Scarfe, Scarfe, Gerald, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Little Brown, New York, 2006, 1st American, 12.75 inches, 10.2 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 400 illustrations by Scarfe. From the publisher: Artist, stage designer, political cartoonist, and satirist, Gerald Scarfe has given us some of...

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Terry Wieland, Guy Coheleach, Wieland, Terry, Coheleach, Guy, Inscribed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light handling wear, mild rubbing and edgewear to dustjacket), DDR Publishing, Cleveland, 1994, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12 inches, 120 pages, over 175 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Guy Coheleach (born 1933) is one of the great American wildlife artists. This coffee table art book features 100 color reproductions of Guy Coheleach...

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Paulo Coelho, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coelho, Paulo, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (tiny bumps to tips of lower corners otherwise Fine), New York, HarperCollins, 1993, 5th, 9780060192501, 9.5 inches, 6 inches, 198 pages, 33 color plates, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Moebius illustrates this edition of the bestselling New Age fable with 33 beautiful jewel-like paintings. From the publisher: Since its publication...

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Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Everett Raymond Kinstler, Jim, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Signed by the author Jim Vadeboncoeur to Nick Meglin, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped otherwise Fine, clean, bright, tight), 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

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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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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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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Terry Wieland, Guy Coheleach, Wieland, Terry, Coheleach, Guy, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (half-inch closed tear to otherwise Fine dustjacket), Briar Patch Press, Camden, SC, 1990, 1st, 11 inches, 12 inches, 176 pages, 108 color plates, dozens of black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A comprehensive monograph on this animal artist specializing in big cats and African mammals. From the publisher: During his three decades as a...

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
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Near Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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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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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frank Frazetta, Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Frazetta, Frank, Near Fine (mild toning to the edges, light bump to the upper tips of the pages, one light vertical crease along the spine, one staple slightly offset, very flat, tight, clean), House of Greystoke, Kansas City, MO, 1976, 1st thus, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 44 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This spunky Frank Frazetta illustration was commissioned especially by the publisher House of Greystoke to accompany their Authorized First Edition of The...

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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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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....


Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Tunnicliffe's Birdlife
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C. F. Tunnicliffe, Fine/NF (dust jacket slightly sunned), Cusa, Noel, Tunnicliffe, C. F., Clive Holloway, 1985, 1st, cloth

A collection of this British illustrator's watercolors of his homeland's native birds.

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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild bump to the bottom of the spine, interior sharp, tight, clean), Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1992, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xi, 147 pages, One color and 147 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The first Finlay collection from Underwood-Miller. Introductions by Finlay's daughter and Gerry de la Ree. Quality reproduction on slick paper.

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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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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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Carmean
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Very Fine/Near Fine (1/8" nick to lower dustjacket edge), Harry Carmean, Harwood, June, Carmean, Harry, Harry Carmean, 1974, 1st, 144 pages, 52 paintings reproduced as full-page color plates, 19 drawings, Hardcover, cloth, English

A self-published collection of paintings and life drawings by this artist and longtime Art Center instructor. “Carmean has exhibited around the...

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Meditations
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Peter Max, NF, Max, Peter, McGraw-Hill, 1972, 1st, pictorial boards

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. Meditations selected and illustrated by Peter Max.

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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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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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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG+ (corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, Watson-Guptill, 1952, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr, head of an advertising agency and previously an art director, illustrates his method for creating quick precise figure "indications" with all the...

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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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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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Mort Kunstler, SIGNED by the artist, Fine/Fine, Commager, Henry Steele, Kunstler, Mort, Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

Kunstler was a popular illustrator of paperback covers and men’s adventure magazines. In the 1970s, he made a transition into a painter of American...

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The Art Of Tom Lea
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Tom Lea, Hjerter, Kathleen, Lea, Tom, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (dustjacket edges lightly rubbed), Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 1989, 1st, 9.25 inches, 12.4 inches, 256 pages, over 200 full-page color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Tom Lea was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, novelist, and WWII combat artist. He specialized in the Southwest, but wrote about and illustrated many...

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R. Brownell McGrew
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R. Brownell McGrew, The artist's signature from a letter has been neatly glued to the half-title page, Fine/Fine, McGrew, R. Brownell, Lowell Press, 1978, 1st, cloth, English

A monograph on this Indian and landscape painter. The artist's signature from a letter has been neatly glued to the half-title page of this copy.

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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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John Register, Warm personal inscription from the author dated 1992, Fine/NF, Conrad, III, Barnaby, Register, John, Chronicle, 1989, 1st, cloth, English

The first major monograph (of two) on this contemporary realist painter of California's arid urban landscape: diners, coffee shops, bus and train stations,...

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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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Art Scott, Robert McGinnis, Scott, Art, McGinnis, Robert, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine, Pond, Boston, 2001, 1st, 30 inches, 18 inches, color

A beautiful print reproducing the original art to a paperback cover by Robert McGinnis.

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Works of Art
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Joe Chiodo, Chiodo, Joe, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Hermes Press, Neshannock, PA, 2003, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, over 90 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A collection of works in color, many never before published.

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Chicken Fat
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Will Elder, Elder, Will, Very Fine, Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2006, 1st, 8.4 inches, 8 inches, 94 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Elder, one of comics' most fertile and wide-ranging imaginations, coined "chicken fat" to describe the myriad background gags crammed...

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Limited to 550 copies. This copy is signed by the author., Scratch to spine otherwise Near Fine, John F., Jr Apgar, Frank Schoonover, Apgar, John F., Jr, Schoonover, Frank, 1969, 1st, 8.9 inches, 11.4 inches, 72 pages, 28 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth with an onlaid plate, English

A bibliography of the Brandywine painter-illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). Privately printed in 1969. With 28 black & white...

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Virgil Finlay, Finlay, Virgil, Some toning to the covers otherwise Fine, Nova Press, Philadelphia, 1953, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 32 pages, 16 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From 1953, a limited edition booklet with 15 exquisitely detailed Virgil Finlay pen & ink drawings reproduced at the same size as the originals, printed...

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Catherine Arturi Parilla, Pino, Parilla, Catherine Arturi, Pino, Fine, Conoga Park, CA, Collector's Editions, 1998, 1st, 1885320021, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, x, 86 pages, over 54 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A collection of Pino's paintings, with commentary by Catherine Arturi Parilla. Includes over 54 color reproductions.

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Don Maitz, Maitz, Don, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Underwood-Miller, Novato, CA, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, xiii, 98 pages, 79 color and 4 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth

The second collection of this award-winning science fiction/fantasy cover artist. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist, Foreword by Don Maitz, Afterword by...

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Jeffrey Jones, Jones, Jeffrey, Very Fine, Underwood Books, Grass Valley, CA, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, viii, 40 pages, 44 color illustrations, illustrated endpapers, softcover, wraps, English

This volume concentrates on Jones' romantic paintings of the female figure a la Blind Narcissus. 44 pieces, 30 never before published.

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Stan Stice, John Scoleri, Ralph McQuarrie, Stice, John Scoleri, Stan, McQuarrie, Ralph, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Dreams and Visions Press, Santa Clara, 2014, 1st, 9.75 inches, 13.25 inches, 432 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This tome collects the non-Star Wars art of Ralph McQuarrie including works discovered after the publication of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie in 2007. From...

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Graphic Gallery 8
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Ferdinand Horvath, Horvath, Ferdinand, Near Fine (mild wear), Russ Cochran, West Plains, MO, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 52 pages, color and black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

A catalog of original artwork by Disney production designer Ferdinand Horvath (The Band Concert, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). Concept art, storyboards,...

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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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Rick Griffin, Griffin, Rick, Near Fine (light wear, very flat, tight, clean), Costa Mesa, CA, Maranatha! Music, 1980, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 24 pages, 24 color illustrations and 18 small illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Rick Griffin illustrated this religious tract with 14 paintings & 28 pen & ink drawings. This copy includes the booklet's original illustrated...

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Eric Nolen-Weathington, J.L. Garcia-Lopez, Nolen-Weathington, Eric, Garcia-Lopez, J.L., Near Fine (mild thumbdents to the back cover otherwise Very Fine, sharp corners and edges, bright, glossy), Raleigh, NC, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2005, 1st, 9781893905443, 1-893905-44-6, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white with 8 pages in color., Softcover, color wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This volume of the Modern Masters series looks at the life and work of one of today's top comic-book artists,...

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Guy Coheleach, Coheleach, Guy, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Abrams, New York, 1982, 1st, 11.75 inches, 12 inches, 244 pages, 59 color plates, 95 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Guy Coheleach (born 1933) is one of the great American wildlife artists, with a subspecialty painting the big cats. In this coffee table art book, eight...

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Terry Wieland, Manfred Schatz, Wieland, Terry, Schatz, Manfred, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine slightly sunned), Briar Patch Press/Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, 1991, 1st, 11 inches, 12 inches, 176 pages, over 90 color plates and numerous black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Over 90 wildlife paintings reproduced as color plates and numerous drawings and photographs in black & white. From the publisher: In the painting...

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Do Re Mi
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Garson Kanin, Al Hirschfeld, Kanin, Garson, Hirschfeld, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (mild wear to lower corners, dustjacket edgeworn, spine sunned), Little Brown, Boston, 1955, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 90 pages, 29 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

A Runyonesque novel of gangland and Broadway (by the writer of Born Yesterday and other films and books) with 29 wonderful two-color illustrations by...

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Fly in the Room Anatomy
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Very Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 74 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

John Watkiss' Fly in the Room Anatomy is a cross between a pictorial book and an instructive book. "Imagine you are a fly in the room with the ability to...

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The Art of Sin City
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Frank Miller, Miller, Frank, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Milwaukie, OR, Dark Horse, 2002, 1st, 1569718180, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

A showcase for art from the Frank Miller comic book series, including some unpublished pieces and roughs. From Dark Horse: In 1991, visionary creator...

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