Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Lawrence Blackmore, Jim Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Blackmore, Lawrence, Holdaway, Enric Romero, John Burns, Patrick Wright, Neville Colvin, Jim, Limited to 600 copies, Near Fine/Near Fine. Includes the CD., Book Palace Book, London, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 88 pages, over 160 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Modesty Blaise, the tough and enigmatic character created by Peter O'Donnell, made her international debut on Monday 13th May 1963 in...

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Kiraz Dans Playboy
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Kiraz, Kiraz, Very Fine in Very Fine dust jacket, Paris, Denoel, 2002, 1st, 2207254038, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 112 pages, 102 full-page color cartoons, hardcover, cloth, French

"Kiraz in Playboy." Kiraz has been a regular contributor to Playboy since 1970. This is his first and only collection of Playboy cartoons, selected as...

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, New York, Distributed Art Publishers, 2016, 1st, 9781938922916, 9.75 inches, 7 inches, 224 pages, over 250 color and black & white photographs, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death is the...

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Shannon Stirnweis, Stirnweis, Shannon, Limited to 1000 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Over 200 color illustrations! From the publisher: Born in 1931, Shannon Stirnweis has had a long and varied career as an illustrator and fine artist....

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California Impressionism
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William H. Gerdts, Will South, Gerdts, Will South, William H., Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Abbeville Press, 1998, 1st, 9780789201768, 10.25 inches, 10.25 inches, 284 pages, 201 color and 47 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

248 illustrations, 201 in full color. From the Publisher: Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and gracefully written, this is the...

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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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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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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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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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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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Kem Weber, Designer and Architect
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Christopher Long, Kem Weber, Long, Christopher, Weber, Kem, Yale University Press, 2014, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

The first major look at the renowned industrial designer and architect, who helped to shape the look of American modernism from the 1920s through the early...

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Struggle: The Art of Szukalski
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Stanislav Szukalski, Szukalski, Stanislav, Very Fine, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2019, 2nd edition, 1st printing, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A new printing of Last Gasp's publication Struggle: The Art of Szukalski, with a foreword by George and Leonardo DiCaprio, presents...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket edges), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, 0823022102, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 58 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings.

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Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2020, 6 inches, 6 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Here are 48 on-the-spot drawings--primarily portraits--created on the iPad. Gregory Weir-Quiton is a veteran Los Angeles-based illustrator with over 60...

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Joanna Ebenstein, Ebenstein, Joanna, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Laurence King, London, 2020, 9781786275714, 10.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 272 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: "There's a fine line between the horrible and the sublime, and Joanna Ebenstein's Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of...

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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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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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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (corners very sharp, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, interior Fine, dustjacket edgeworn with several small nicks and tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1973, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.7 inches, 160 pages, over 150 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profusely illustrated interviews with Sergio Aragones, Paul Coker, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Johnny Hart, Al Jaffee, Bob Jones, Norman Rockwell, Arnold...

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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 2nd 1987, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings. Shows examples of the author's landscapes and still lifes, offers advice on...

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Antonis Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antoniou, Steven Heller, Antonis, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Abrams, 2021, 1st, 9781419747601, 11.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

As illustrators, one conveys information visually. This is a feast of visual interpretations--or visualizations--of information. Entertaining, inspirational...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A puzzle of Wrightson's iconic 1983 Frankenstein piece " ...I Shall Be With You on Your Wedding Night. " Each 1,000 piece puzzle is printed on...

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Berni Wrightson, Wrightson, Berni, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A puzzle of Wrightson's painting "You're New Here, Aren't You?" Each 1,000 piece puzzle is printed on extra-thick and sturdy puzzle stock, with a...

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Zodiac Girls Portfolio
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John Watkiss, Very Fine in Very Fine wraparound band, Watkiss, John, 2008, 1st, 6 inches, 4.25 inches, 12 color illustrations

Twelve watercolor drawings of twelve fashionable young women, each depicting one of the astrological signs. Nicely printed, postcard size, on watercolor...

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Une Armée Immobile
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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, St. Egreve, Mosquito, 2020, 1st, 9782352835387, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 112 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth spine, pictorial boards, French

An amazing book! 137 color photos of Toppi's handmade soldier figures alongside approximately 100 color and black & white Toppi drawings and studies....

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 58 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Great artists make it look easy. 58 new drawings, both figurative and fashionable, thoroughly contemporary. Gregory Weir-Quiton is a veteran Los...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 58 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Gregory Weir-Quiton's 40 years of experience in fashion illustration included fashion advertising work for the prestigious Bullocks Wilshire department...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Gregory Weir-Quiton, Weir-Quiton, Gregory, 2021, 6 inches, 6 inches, 60 pages, 48 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

58 movie poster and key art concept drawings from Gregory Weir-Quiton's 20 years in entertainment illustration. Evita, Anna Karenina, The Sopranos, Enemy at...

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The Sports Art of Bart Forbes
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Bart Forbes, Forbes, Bart, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear), Beckett Publications, Dallas, TX, 1998, 1st, 12.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 144 pages, over 150 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the dustjacket: Internationally acclaimed artist Bart Forbes has been capturing the essence of sport for nearly 30 years. His versatility is...

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Alice & Martin Provensen, Provensen, Martin Provensen, Alice, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2022, 9781797209586, 8.7 inches, 12.1 inches, 240 pages, over 500 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An amazing, unprecedented image dump of original artwork by the Provensens. From the publisher: The Art of Alice and Martin Provensen is the...

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The Album Cover Album
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Roger Dean, Hipnosis (Storm Thorgerson), Dean, Hipnosis (Storm Thorgerson), Roger, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (several short tears to the edges, light wear), Dragon's World / Paper Tiger, Surrey, UK, 1977, 1st, 12 inches, 12 inches, 160 pages, 550 color and 50 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Album cover graphics and design and a nostalgic trip through the 70s. This is the relatively scarce hardcover edition. If you are a fan with the paperback...

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Alan Dunn, signed on the front free end paper, VG/VG price-clipped dustjacket (two corners bumped), Dunn, Alan, Simon & Schuster, 1956, 1st, cloth

From the dust jacket: "No question about it: Alan Dunn is one of the most civilized cartoonists alive. In the course of thirty years, Mr. Dunn has had...

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Nowhere Near Everest
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Virgil Partch, VG+/VG (dust jacket edges chipped, small stain to front cover), Dolbier, Maurice, Partch, Virgil, Knopf, 1955, 1st, Boards

“Here is a molehill of a book! ”Other authors – hundreds of them – tell why mountains are climbed. Our author tells why...

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Nowhere Near Everest
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Virgil Partch, VG+/VG (dust jacket edges chipped), Dolbier, Maurice, Partch, Virgil, Knopf, 1955, 1st, Boards, English

“Here is a molehill of a book! ”Other authors – hundreds of them – tell why mountains are climbed. Our author tells why...

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The Ronald Reagan Coloring Book
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Mort Drucker, VF, Laikin, Paul, Drucker, Mort, Andrews & McMeel, 1988, 1st, color wraps

Drucker's beautiful penwork reproduced large. Caricatures of Ronnie, Nancy, George and others.

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The Hawaiian Shirt
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H. Thomas Steele, VF, Steele, H. Thomas, Abbeville, 1984, 8th, pictorial boards


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Frederic Whitaker
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Frederic Whitaker, Fine/NF, Lovoos, Janice, Whitaker, Frederic, Northland, 1972, 1st, cloth, English

A biography of this watercolor artist and art instructor, with a gallery of 30 paintings reproduced in color with notes by the artist.

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Fine/NF price-clipped dustjacket, New York Graphic Society, 1970, 1st, cloth spine

Cartoons on the subject of art and artists!

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Lee Lorenz, VF/NF, Lorenz, Lee, Knopf, 1995, 2nd, cloth

From the dustjacket: "Published to celebrate The New Yorker's seventieth anniversary and illustrated with more than 400 drawings and paintings, including...

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Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket slightly rubbed otherwise Fine). An amazing fresh unread copy, Rowland Emett, Emett, Rowland, Stephen Greene Press, 1977, 1st American, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, Hardcover, cloth, English

Trains and Railroaders were favorite subjects of this influential Punch cartoonist. This is a nice collection of his best.

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Fantagas
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Carlos Nine, VF, Nine, Carlos, Les Reveurs, 2006, 1st, wraps

This is an expanded edition of an album originally published in 1995. This is Carlos Nine’s take on the classic French character Fantomas, the...

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Very Good+ (lower corners bumped, light wear), James Laver, Laver, James, Studio, nd (circa 1940s), 1st, 128 pages, 172 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

172 illustrations by 124 artists. Emphasis is on British and American illustrators including Brangwyn, Cornwell, Covarrubias, Flint, Kent, Marshall,...

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Tomatoes From Mars
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Mort Drucker, VF/VF, Yorinks, Arthur, Drucker, Mort, HarperCollins, 1999, 1st, paper over boards, English

Drucker’s second children’s picture book is a parody of a 1950s horror flick featuring Albert Einstein as the scientist and Jason Robards as the...

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Edward Koren, Fine, Rosand, David, Koren, Edward, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010, French wraps, English

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The Art Of William Steig
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William Steig, VF/VF, Nahson, Claudia J., Steig, William, Jewish Museum / Yale University Press, 2007, boards, English

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Very Good+ (Corner bumped otherwise Fine, bright & unread), 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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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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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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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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