Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
He Was One Of Us
  $45.00
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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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Noah's Ark - First Edition
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Rien Poortvliet, Poortvliet, Rien, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (mild shelfwear, previous owner's blindstamp on the front free endpaper and title page, interior sound, severe wear and tears to dustjacket), Abrams, New York, 1986, 1st American, 16.5 inches, 12.5 inches, 240 pages, over 223 color illustrations, Hardcover, leather, English

This book is filled with Poortvliet's paintings and drawings of animals. This is the original oversize first edition with big 12 x 16 inch pages. This book...

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The Art of Richard Powers
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Jane Frank, Richard Powers, Frank, Jane, Powers, Richard, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Paper Tiger, London, 2001, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, over 120 color and 2 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This sci-fi paperback cover artist produced over 1200 jacket illustrations from 1950s to 1990s. His surreal, evocative paintings gave an impression of the...

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George Pratt, Pratt, George, Fine, Tundra, Northampton, MA, 1992, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 160 illustrations, some color, softcover, French wraps, English

A sketchbook of WWI trench warfare by the artist of the painted graphic novel Enemy Ace: War Idyll. Ink, inkwash, watercolor, monotype prints. Introduction...

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Hugo Pratt, Pratt, Hugo, Very Good+ (moderate crease to the cover), Les Editions Rmn-Grand Palais, Paris, 2018, 978-2711871025, 9.5 inches, 10.25 inches, 240 pages, 450 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, French

Hugo Pratt, Horizon Lines, an exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition from April 2018 to March 2019 at the Musée...

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Ice Cold War
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George Price, VG+/VG-, Price, George, Henry Schuman, 1951, 1st, cloth

A departure from the usual George Price cartoon collection, this book contains caricatures.

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Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice & Martin Provensen, Stevenson, Robert Louis, Provensen, Alice & Martin, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Golden, 1951, 1999 printing, 0307102262, 12 inches, 10.6 inches, 76 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This Golden Books edition, originally published in 1951, features lively, colorful illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Alice and Martin Provensen. From...

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Very Fine, Mel Ramos, Ramos, Mel, Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2014, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 180 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Mel Ramos: New Prints surveys a range of Ramos' print work, starting from his figurative departure from Abstract Expressionism to his portraits of comic...

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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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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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Visual Concepts - Signed
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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Franc Reyes, Reyes, Franc, Arik House, 2006, 1st, 0977664600, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Franc Reyes' beautiful self-published art book from 2006. Frank started out in comic books working for DC, including a run of Tarzan, and created his own...

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Very Fine, Spain Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Spain, Last Gasp, 2012, 1st, 9780867197822, Softcover, French wraps, English

Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution features the work of legendary underground cartoonist Spain . This exhibition catalog is published...

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Eclectic Eccentric
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Very Fine/Very Fine, John Rombola, Vienne and Melissa Tardiff, Veronique, Rombola, John, Chronicle Books, 2009, 1st, 9780811869041, 0811869040, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: John Rombola started his career illustrating for magazines, and his work frequently appeared in Life, Holiday, and Town &...

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Fine, Grzegorz Rosiński, Rosiński, Grzegorz, Lombard, 2004, 1st, 2803620634, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 26 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, French

A small format museum catalog for the Polish artist behind the Franco-Belgian comics hit, Thorgal. This book is densely packed with pages, drawings, painted...

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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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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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This is Australia
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Universe, 2009, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

From miroslavsasek.com: The seventeenth book is the series has Sasek visiting a land down under. It is characteristic of the later books in the series...

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This is Hong Kong
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2006, 9780789315601, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition includes...

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This is London
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2005, 9780789310620, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is New York
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2003, 9780789308849, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is Paris
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2005, 9780789310637, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is San Francisco
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Universe, New York, 2003, 9780789309624, 12.6 inches, 9.25 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of the classic 1960s travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. This edition...

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This is Venice
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Miroslav Sasek, Sasek, Miroslav, Very Fine/Very Fine, New York, Universe, 2005, 12.5 inches, 9 inches, 64 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

A modern reprinting of the classic travelogue children's book series which has influenced numerous animation designers. The color is muted and not as...

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Norman Saunders
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David Saunders, Norman Saunders, Saunders, David, Saunders, Norman, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2008, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.4 inches, 368 pages, over 880 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: NORMAN SAUNDERS (1907-1989) was the legendary illustrator of Mars Attacks, Wacky Packages, Batman, Pre-Code Comics, Men's Adventure,...

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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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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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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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The Face Is Familiar...
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Ted Scheel, NF/VG (slight shelf wear, dust jacket edge chipped), Scheel, Ted, Beachhurst Press, 1951, 1st, cloth

A collection of caricatures.

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Alex Schomburg, NF (slight shelf wear, pages flat, binding tight & spine uncreased), Gustavson, Jon, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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Alex Schomburg, Very Fine, Schomburg, Alex, Father Tree, 1986, 1st, wraps, English

The primary monograph on the comic book, pulp and sci-fi magazine cover artist. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the artist.

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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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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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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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Harry Dreve Schorr, NF/VG (dust jacket chipped with small pieces missing), Schorr, Harry Dreve, George Efron, 1956, 1st, cloth, English

Schorr was an art director and later the head of an advertising agency. His drawings are efficient and stylish and quite charming.

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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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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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Forty Drawings
  $275.00
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Ronald Searle, Searle, Ronald, Very Good+ (wear to the paper cover along the joints and the top and bottom edges, binding and pages sound), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1946, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, ii, 40 pages, 40 black & white illustrations, hardcover, decorative boards, English

From 1946, a first printing of Ronald Searle's first book. A collection of the drawings Searle did as a soldier and prisoner of war of the Japanese in the...

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Heinz Huber, Ronald Searle, Huber, Heinz, Searle, Ronald, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (rear board slightly bowed, dustjacket has a few small tears and some slight staining to the rear flap), Viking, New York, 1966, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.9 inches, 190 pages, 150 illustrations, 11 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

"Germany from the inside and out." This book is divided into two parts: the first half is an examination of Germany and its history by Huber and...

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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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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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John Seerey-Lester, Fine/Fine (dust jacket slightly rubbed), Seerey-Lester, John, Mill Pond Press, 1991, 1st, cloth, English

"From a tiny goldfish to an awesome grizzly, Seerey-Lester depicts a variety of animals. "With each animal, he takes care to portray its unique...

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Millard Sheets, VG+, Sheets, Millard, Kennedy Galleries, 1980, 1st, wraps

"Millard Sheets takes us on a pictorial tour of the world through the far-flung settings and spacious formats of his paintings. "An affirmation of life...

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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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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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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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Epic Art: The Art of Joe Smith
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Gary Gerani, Joe Smith, Gerani, Gary, Smith, Joe, Print run of 1000 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dreams and Visions Press, Modesto, 2021, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first art book devoted to this movie poster artist. Capturing a long lost era of movie promotion. From the publisher: Award-winning illustrator...

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