Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
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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Luca Crova, Adolfo Castelli, Mino Milani, Aldo di Gennaro, Crova, Adolfo Castelli, Mino Milani, Luca, di Gennaro, Aldo, Near Fine (3/8" scrape marring the back cover, otherwise only light cover wear, very flat, tight, clean), Florence, Glamour International, 2001, 8.25 inches, 6.325 inches, 304 pages, profusely illustrated in black & white with 160 pages in color, Softcover, French wraps, Italian

Glamour International needed a triple-length book to encompass the career of Aldo di Gennaro, one of Italy's most prolific and multitalented artists....

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Quatre-Vingt Huit
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Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light bump to the upper edge of the rear board, corners sharp, pages flat and clea, Paris, Casterman, 1990, 1st, 2-203-34602-7, 9.75 inches, 10.9 inches, 65 pages, 94 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

A very sharp copy of a scarce collection of Moebius' abstract paintings and drawings. This book had one printing in 1990 and was never reprinted. Minimal...

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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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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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Robert Crumb, Crumb, Robert, Limited to 500 serial numbered copies signed by the gallery owner-publisher Alexander Acevedo, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (book is slightly bowed, cloth at spine ends slightly pushed inward, small white paint mark on back cover, three corners very slightly pushed, small stain to fore edge, interior very solid and clean), Alexander Gallery, New York, 1993, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 360 pages, black & white with 9 pages in color, hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid plate, English

This is a thick (360 page!) hardcover catalog for an extensive, wide-ranging exhibition of rare Crumb original art at the Alexander Gallery in New York...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures
  $225.00
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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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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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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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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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Richard Corben's Art Book
  $175.00
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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Near Fine (slightest wear to the upper tips, very flat, tight, clean), Fantagor, Kansas City, MO, 1990, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 51 color and 11 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Picking up where Corben's first art book Flights into Fantasy left off, Richard Corben's first self-published Art Book is a wonderful collection of Corben's...

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Richard Corben, Corben, Richard, Signed by the artist, Near Fine (mild dents and bits of rubbing to the covers, corners sharp, very flat, tight, and clean), Fantagor, Kansas City, MO, 1994, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 64 pages, 71 color and 25 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Signed by Corben! From Corben's own publishing house Fantagor, a second collection of Corben paintings, fully annotated by the artist. With 71 color and...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sanjulian, Sanjulian, With an illustrated bookplate signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Big Wow Art Books, Lafayette, CA, 2019, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.25 inches, 312 pages, 330 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. Includes an illustrated bookplate signed by the artist. A new art book featuring 312 pages of the art of Manuel Perez Clemente, aka...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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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...

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

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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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Good+ (light bump to one corner, two thumbdent to the back cover, light cover wear, very flat, tight), Torino, Italy, Lo Scarabeo, 1997, 2nd 2001, 888613150X, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 128 pages, 57 color and 169 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

A tribute and career retrospective. The bulk of the book is devoted to reproducing Toppi's book and magazine illustrations. With smaller sections of comic...

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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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