Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
The Brothers Hildebrandt
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Greg & Tim Hildebrandt, Limited to 7500 copies, VF, Hildebrandt, Greg & Tim, John Taylor, 1978, 1st, wraps

"A book about the artists published in honor of their exhibition July 8, 1978." With an interview, their early signature pieces (Tolkien, Star Wars), and...

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Barry Windsor-Smith, Windsor-Smith, Barry, Cut out otherwise Near Fine (light corner wear), Hollywood, Columbia Records, 1973, 12.4 inches, 12.4 inches, color, English

An original LP album with record sleeve art by Barry Windsor-Smith. (This copy has a "cut out" corner from the manufacturer signifying it was meant to be...

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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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Very Fine, George & Eileen Soper, Soper, George & Eileen, Chris Beetles, 1995, 0871136466, Softcover, wraps, English

537 prints by George Soper (1870 - 1942) and 166 by Eileen Soper (1905 - 90).


David Larkin, NF (light shelfwear), Larkin, David, Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975, 1st, wraps, English

A collection of illustrators' work showing how they responded to the theme of Christmas as set to them by others. Selections cover a period from...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 168 pages, black & white with 3 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Black & Tans, Krull, and Un Dieu Mineur. From the publisher: Presenting the first in...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2019, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 208 pages, black & white with 13 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Colt Frontier, Naugatuck 1757, and Blues. From the publisher: Presenting the second...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, black & white with 100 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Chapungo, La Legende de Potosi, and Le Tresor de Cibola. Written and illustrated by Sergio...

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Sergio Toppi, Toppi, Sergio, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Magnetic Press / Lion Forge, St. Louis, MO, 2020, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 156 pages, black & white with 3 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first English language translation of the French albums Le Dossier Kokombo, Warramunga, M'Felewzi, Ile Pacifique. Written and illustrated by Sergio...

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Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, One of 400 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Fine slipcase in Very Good cardboard box (spotted, yellowed), Eyvind Earle Publishing, Monterey, 1991, 1st, 13 inches, 10.4 inches, 360 pages, over 160 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's 360 lithographs and limited editions from 1974 through 1990, accompanied by his writings and poetry from 1940 to 1990....

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Very Fine issued in Very Fine dustjacket packed in a Near Fine publisher's printed cardboard clamshell box, Eyvind Earle, Earle, Eyvind, Eyvind Earle Publishing, 1991, Revised 3rd printing 2010, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the artist's early lithographs and limited editions. This volume covers his years of experimentation and the development of his iconic images: barns, trees, and rolling landscapes.


Greg Theakston, Jack Kirby, Theakston, Greg, Kirby, Jack, Fine, Pure Imagination, New York, 1997, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, black & white, softcover, color wraps, English

Kirby's first 125 pages of art and story, plus a biography and analysis of the work.

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Craig Yoe, Milt Gross, Yoe, Craig, Gross, Milt, Light scuffing to corners otherwise Fine, San Diego, Yoe Books! / IDW, 2009, 1st, 9781600105463, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 354 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the Publisher: "This beautifully designed book collects the complete comic book stories of comic genius Milt Gross, culled from rare, impossible to...

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James A Bond, Frank Frazetta, Bond, James A, Frazetta, Frank, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Vanguard, Lakewood, 2008, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 208 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. The first edition of this Frazetta reference book. The numerous and (mostly) excellent color reproductions of rare Frazetta items (from the...

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The Definitive Thelwell
  $45.00
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Very Fine, 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+ (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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Patrick Woodroffe, Woodroffe, Patrick, Near Fine (top edge lightly spotted, cover slightly rubbing), Paper Tiger / Dragon's World, Surrey, 1987, 1850280479, 11.5 inches, 8.25 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

A witty fantasy tale liberally illustrated with Woodroffe's drawings and paintings.

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The Doubtful Guest - Signed
  $175.00
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Edward Gorey, Gorey, Edward, Edward Gorey has crossed out his name on the title page and signed his name above it, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (slight toning to the edges otherwise Fine), New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1978, 1st Printing of the 1978 Reissue, 9396076289, 6.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 32 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in 1957, and reissued by Dodd, Mead in 1978. This is a...

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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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The Executive
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Virgil Partch, VG+ (gift inscription, spine tail bumped otherwise NF), Gabriel, Philip Louis, Partch, Virgil, Citadel, 1959, 1st, boards

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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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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Lawrence Noble, Noble, Lawrence, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Dreams and Visions Press, Modesto, 2018, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 64 pages, over 100 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

The first art book devoted to this illustrator. From the publisher: Lawrence Alan Noble is an artist/sculptor, best known for his magazine cover...

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Gerry de la Ree, Virgil Finlay, de la Ree, Gerry, Finlay, Virgil, Limited to 1300 copies, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Gerry de la Ree, Saddle River, NJ, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, about 120 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This volume features Finlay's illustrations from 1955-69. Quality reproduction on slick paper from the original artwork. From the dustjacket: This...

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J. David Spurlock (ed.), Frank Frazetta, Spurlock (ed.), J. David, Frazetta, Frank, Fine without dust jacket, as issued, Vanguard Publications, Lakewood, NJ, 2013, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: This collection is brimming with rare and previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries of the subjects Frazetta is best...

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Gene Colan, Colan, Gene, #61 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, light thumbdent to back cover, very flat, tight, clean), Morris Publishing, Kearney, NE, 1996, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 36 pages, 36 black & white illustrations, most full-page, softcover, wraps, English

This first printing was limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. This is #61. An interview, essays by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, a checklist,...

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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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Edward Gorey, Gorey, Edward, Edward Gorey has crossed out his name on the title page and signed his name above it, Near Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket (very slight shelfwear), New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975, 2nd, 9396070310, 6.75 inches, 7.25 inches, 56 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

'The Glorious Nosebleed' is Edward Gorey's fifth illustrated ABC book This is a sharp autographed copy of the second printing. Edward Gorey has...

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Alberto Becattini, Becattini, Alberto, Fine-Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Glittering Images, Florence, 1994, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 450 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Book One covers sexy pulp & girlie magazines: Margaret Brundige , Enoch Bolles , Peter Driben ; and Brown & Bigelow : Moran , Elvgren ,...

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


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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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Glenn Bray, Harvey Kurtzman, Bray, Glenn, Kurtzman, Harvey, Limited to 1000 copies, Fine, Glenn Bray, Sylmar, CA, 1976, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 120 pages, 197 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

An index of Kurtzman's work in all media: comic book work, EC work, magazine and newspaper articles, Kurtzman edited publications, books and paperbacks,...

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Walt Reed, Reed, Walt, Very Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket edges slightly rubbed at spine otherwise Very Fine), New York, Watson-Guptill, 2001, 1st, 9780942604801, 0942604806, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 452 pages, over 1000 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The most comprehensive reference guide available detailing the history of modern American Illustration, researched and written by Walt Reed, founder of...

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Walt and Roger Reed, Fine/VG (dustjacket spine faded, two tears), Reed, Walt and Roger, Madison Square Press, 1984, 1st, cloth

Illustrations and biographies of 460 artists. The number one reference book in any illustration library. Recently revised and updated with almost entirely...

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Walt & Roger Reed, Reed, Walt & Roger, #97 of the deluxe edition of 250 copies signed by the author Walt Reed and containing an estate-stamped original drawing from a sketchbook of F. R. Gruger, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Madison Square Press, New York, 1984, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 355 pages, over 700 color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, all edges gilt, English

"Society of Illustrators Special Edition." This is one of 250 deluxe editions signed by Walt Reed, containing an original drawing by Frederic Rodrigo Gruger...

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Very Good+ (top of the spine bumped, upper corners lightly bumped, corners lightly rubbed, mild wear), Jack Kriendler Memorial Foundation, New York, 1950, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 220 pages, 48 illustrations in color and black & white, many other small illustrations, photographs and period advertisements, hardcover, cloth, English

A high-spirited tribute to the "21" with contributions by 60 writers and 42 artists and cartoonists. Full-page illustrations/cartoons by Constantin Ajajalov...

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The Juggler Of Our Lady
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R. O. Blechman, Fine/Fine, Blechman, R. O., Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1997, 1st thus, pictorial boards

A medieval legend. A Christmas story retold in pictures and captions by Blechman at the age of 23. First published in 1953 and out-of-print for decades.

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The Land Of Blue
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends worn, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist. A psychedelic picture storybook.

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The Land Of Red
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Peter Max, VG+ (spine ends lightly rubbed, interior clean & bright), Max, Peter, Franklin Watts, 1970, 1st, pictorial boards

"This book is dedicated to the earth." Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. A psychedelic picture storybook with rhyming text.

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Katherine Kurtz, Michael Kaluta, Kurtz, Katherine, Kaluta, Michael, Fine/Near Fine (dustjacket slightly yellowed), Walker, New York, 1986, 1st, 9.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 235 pages, color cover painting and 9 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Kaluta provides a paintings and nine pen & ink illustrations for this original space fantasy novel.

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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
  $90.00
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Mary Carroll Nelson, Fine/VG (dustjacket tears, tape-repair), 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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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
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Mary Carroll Nelson, VF/VG (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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The Legendary Artists Of Taos
  $75.00
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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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Stow Wengenroth, Fine/NF price-clipped dust jacket, Ronald and Joan Stuckey, Wengenroth, Stow, Boston Public Library/Barre Publishers, 1974, 1st, cloth

A catalogue raisonné of this New England artist.

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David Larkin, Chris Mayger, Larkin, David, Mayger, Chris, Near Fine (mild wear to covers), Peacock Press, New York, 1976, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 96 pages, 40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

40 full-page color plates and 13 black & white illustrations.

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The Most of John Held Jr.
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Mark Connelly, John Held Jr, Connelly, Mark, Held, Jr, John, Very Good+ in Very Good price-clipped dustjacket (holes and fading to the endpapers, interior clean, corners sharp, dustjacket is worn with closed tear, stains and a tape repair), Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1972, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 117 illustrations, 38 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

The best collection of this artist's work to date. This monograph covers all aspects of Held's stunning work: pen & ink, woodcuts, watercolors, &...

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