Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Noah's Ark - First Edition
  $60.00
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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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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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Steranko, Steranko, Limited to 750 copies, Very Good+ (mild darkening to the edges, mild wear, flat, tight, clean), Supergraphics, Reading, PA, 1970, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 16 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

"A portfolio of sketches from the Steranko masterwork O'Ryann's Odyssey." This commemorative art portfolio is the only sample of Steranko's unrealized...

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine (moderate cover rubbing and edge wear), Kodansha, Tokyo, 1996, 1st revised, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 170 pages, over 100 color illustrations, softcover, wraps

Four sections: industrial design, motion pictures, fantasy, and drawings & sketches. The motion picture section features Star Trek, Tron, Blade...

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Olivia 1991 Calendar
  $25.00
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Olivia De Berardinis, Very Fine, Olivia De Berardinis, Ozone, 1990, wraps

Pin-up art including an image of Betty Page.

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Olivia 1993 Calendar
  $25.00
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Olivia De Berardinis, VF, Olivia De Berardinis, Ozone, 1992, 1st, wraps

Pin-up art including an image of Betty Page.

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Opus, Vol. One
  $125.00
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Barry Windsor-Smith, Windsor-Smith, Barry, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light dustjacket wear), Fantagraphics, Seattle, 1999, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 176 pages, 66 color and 60 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An incredible collection of Barry Windsor-Smith artwork. Classic pieces and never-before-seen works, as well as sketches and in-progress drawings and...

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Barry Windsor-Smith, Windsor-Smith, Barry, Limited to 750 copies signed by the artist on an extra illustrated limitation page, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (moderate wear to the dustjacket), Fantagraphics, Seattle, 1999, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.8 inches, 176 pages, 66 color and 60 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The scarce signed limited edition of BWS' art book featuring a tipped-in vellum limitation page illustrated with a beautiful pen & ink drawing of a...

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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
  $35.00
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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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Painting People
  $45.00
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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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Alan Aldridge, Aldridge, Alan, Near Fine (covers rubbed), New York, Ballantine, 1982, 1st American, 0345302389, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 76 pages, over 76 color illustrations, softcover, color wraps, English

A celebration of one of the most dazzling, offbeat, and original artists of our time. This extraordinary full-color book tells the whole Alan Aldridge story...

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Philip Pearlstein, VF, Pearlstein, Philip, Hirsch & Adler Modern, 1988, 1st, wraps

This exhibition catalog lists 13 paintings, featuring five full-page color illustrations.

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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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Posters of the First World War
  $20.00
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Very Fine, Imperial War Museums, London, 2014, 1st, 8.7 inches, 7.2 inches, iv, 92 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising - during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as...

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Fine/VG price-clipped dustjacket (chipped), Frediderick Fell, 1956, 1st, cloth

"By 95 of America's Foremost Cartoonists Members of the National Cartoonists Society" including Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Chic Young, Caniff, Rube Goldberg,...

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VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (endpapers slightly foxed, short gift inscription on front free end paper, Frediderick Fell, 1956, 1st, cloth

"By 95 of America's Foremost Cartoonists Members of the National Cartoonists Society" including Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Chic Young, Caniff, Rube Goldberg,...

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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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Quatre-Vingt Huit
  $495.00
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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
  $75.00
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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
  $45.00
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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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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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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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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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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
  $70.00
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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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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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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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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, English, Spanish, French

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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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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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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Show Business is No Business
  $60.00
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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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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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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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Silence, on Rêve
  $250.00
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Very Fine (very bright, tight, clean), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Casterman, 1991, 1st, 11.8 inches, 9 inches, 124 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

Moebius explores the world of dreams with an international roster of comics writers and artists: Arno, Barbier, Bess, Boucq, Caro, Coutelis, Darrow, Flo,...

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Milton Glaser, Glaser, Milton, Very Fine, Hudson, NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899615, 9.7 inches, 7 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from...

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