Mid- to Late 20th-Century Illustrators

 
Who's Who In Graphic Art
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William Amstutz, NF, Amstutz, William, Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, 1962, 1st, cloth

"An illustrated book of reference to the world's leading graphic designers, illustrators, typographers and cartoonists." The leading graphic artists...

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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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The Art of Bernie Fuchs
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David Apatoff, Bernie Fuchs, Apatoff, David, Fuchs, Bernie, Print run of 900 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Illustrated Press, St. Louis, 2017, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 240 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This book is 240 pages long and features over 300 of Bernie Fuch's beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as...

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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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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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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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Joseph Augusta, Zdenek Burian, Augusta, Joseph, Burian, Zdenek, Prev owner's name and date Feb. 1957 neatly written on the front free endpaper otherwise Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket) in remnants of cardboard slipcase (split along the seams), Spring Books, London, 1958, 1st, 14 inches, 10 inches, 47 pages + 60 plates pages, 30 color and 30 black & white plates, hardcover, cloth, English

A beautiful copy of this sixty year old volume in the famous Augusta-Burian prehistoric life series. This volume is devoted to the dinosaurs. From the...

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Gruau: Portraits of Men
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Rejane Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rene Gruau, Bargiel, Sylvie Nissen, Rejane, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, New York, Assouline, 2012, 1st, 9781614280781, 12 inches, 9.5 inches, 260 pages, 250 full-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Primarily known for his colorful and vivacious portrayals of women, René Gruau revolutionized the concept of masculinity in fashion imagery and...

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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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Gruau (2002)
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Francois Baudot, Rene Gruau, Baudot, Francois, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Assouline, 2002, 1st, 9782843234156, 8.75 inches, 6.25 inches, 80 pages, 60 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

A small format hardcover with a biography and 60 full-page color illustrations by the French fashion illustrator. Out of print. From the publisher:...

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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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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters
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Ari Berk, Brian Froud, Berk, Ari, Froud, Brian, Near Fine (Upper corners bumped, otherwise Fine), New York, Abrams, 2005, 1st, 978-0810957886, 10.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 48 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: The Cottington Archive reluctantly announces that more information about the infamous Lady Cottington has surfaced: a scrapbook...

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Very Fine, William L. Bird, Jr., Harry R. Rubenstein, Bird, Jr. and Harry R. Rubenstein, William L., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998, 978156981406, 8 inches, 8.75 inches, viii, 111 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster -- inexpensive, accessible, and...

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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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Lin Bloomfield, Norman Lindsay, Bloomfield, Lin, Lindsay, Norman, Limited to 500 copies, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Odana, Bungendore, 2006, 1st, 12.2 inches, 9.9 inches, viii, 308 pages, over 430 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

By far, the most substantial book ever published on Lindsay's oil paintings, reproducing 180 oil paintings. The only other book on Lindsay's oil paintings...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Doreen Bolger, Bolger, Doreen, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, xii, 248 pages, 35 color and 205 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

"This catalogue investigates the Museum's remarkable collection of American pastels, from charming eighteenth-century portraits to abstract works by...

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Embracing an Icon: The Posters of Bernard Villlemot
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George Bon Salle, Bernard Villlemot, Bon Salle, George, Villlemot, Bernard, Very Fine in Very Good dustjacket (mild scratches and scuffing to back panel of dustjacket), New York, Posters Please, Inc, 2016, 12.4 inches, 9.5 inches, 320 pages, over 565 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

A catalogue raisonne of the posters of Bernard Villemot (1911-1989)! Over 565 posters in color! From the publisher: Bernard Villemont's poster art can...

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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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Simon Braund, Braund, Simon, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's shrinkwrap, Titan Books (UK), London, 2019, 9781789090321, 12.5 inches, 9.3 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations throughout, Hardcover, boards, English

From the publisher: A lavish hardback containing Orson Welles' Portfolio, much of which has never been seen before. Orson Welles, famous as an...

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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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One of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150, Very Fine/Very Fine, Brown, Zina Saunders, Len, Abrams, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

This San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive is one of 150 copies with a bookplate signed by Len Brown and Zina Saunders and numbered to 150.  It sold out...

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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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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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Limited to 1250 copies, Fine, Frank Bellamy, Butterworth, Michael, Bellamy, Frank, Book Palace Books, 2009, 1st, 9781907081002, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

From the publisher: For the first time ever, Michael Butterworth's epic series of articles recounting the history of the First World War collected...

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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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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, San Francisco, 2014, 9781616287931, 10 inches, 12.5 inches, Hardcover, cloth, English

Beloved Disney designer Mary Blair has charmed generations with her vibrant, whimsical creations, from stunning art direction for Cinderella and Peter Pan...

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John Canemaker, Mary Blair, Canemaker, John, Blair, Mary, Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Disney, 2014, 10 inches, 10 inches, 128 pages, over 200 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Filled with concept art, production designs, and storyboards, the original edition of this art book devoted to Disney artist & designer Mary Blair has...


Love Affair
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Bernard Krigstein, Fine/NF (top of the dustjacket spine worn), Carson, Robert, Krigstein, Bernard, Holt, 1958, 1st, cloth spine

An impressionistic watercolor painting by Krigstein is the dustjacket illustration.

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Alice Carter, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Carter, Alice, Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green., Jessie, Lower corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Abrams, New York, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, 60 color plates, 115 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

The story of brandywine illustrators Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green. From the publisher: Illustrators Jessie Willcox...


Iole - 1905 First Edition
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Robert W. Chambers, J.C. Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, Chambers, Robert W., Leyendecker, Karl Anderson, Arthur C. Becker, J.C., Very Good+ (mild wear to the edges, slight spine slant, previous owner's name written in the corner of the first page), D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1905, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.25 inches, 142 pages, four full-page color plates, and over 100 decorative black & white illustrations, Hardcover, decorative cloth with an onlaid color plate, English

Contains four color plates: two full-page color illustrations by J.C. Leyendecker, and another two by Karl Anderson. Over 100 black & white...

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Gruau (1999)
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Joelle Chariau, Rene Gruau, Chariau, Joelle, Gruau, Rene, Very Good+ in Fine dustjacket (corners lightly bumped, one lower corner scuffed, rear hinge wear, very flat, clean), New York, te Neues, 1999, 1st, 9783823809982, 14.25 inches, 10.6 inches, 176 pages, over 100 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the dustjacket: With his fluid lines, graceful poses, and bold use of color, Rene Gruau was a master at conveying fashion's sensual promise to...

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Joelle Chariau, Holly Brubach, Rene Gruau, Chariau, Holly Brubach, Joelle, Gruau, Rene, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Munich, Prestel, 2021, 1st, 9783791388014, 12.75 inches, 10.5 inches, 240 pages, 133 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A beautifully produced art book devoted to one of the greatest illustrator-designers of the twentieth century. Over 120 full-page color illustrations...

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Lady: Lisa Lyon (1st Printing)
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Very Fine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chatwin, Bruce, Mapplethorpe, Robert, Viking Press, 1983, 1st, 0670430137, Softcover, wraps, English

Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic celebration of American female bodybuilding pioneer Lisa Lyon.  115 black and white photos by the legendary...

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Lady: Lisa Lyon - Inscribed 1st
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Bruce Chatwin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chatwin, Bruce, Mapplethorpe, Robert, Warmly inscribed by Lisa Lyo, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (some slight yellowing to pages edges, some slight yellowing and wear to dustjacket), New York, Viking Press, 1983, 1st, 0670430137, 11 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, 115 black & white photographs, Hardcover, boards, English

Warmly inscribed by Lisa Lyon on the half-title: "For Kent with Love XX / Lisa Lyon / LA '83" Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic celebration of...

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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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Mort Kunstler, SIGNED by the artist, Fine/Fine, Commager, Henry Steele, Kunstler, Mort, Abrams, 1986, 1st, cloth

Kunstler was a popular illustrator of paperback covers and men’s adventure magazines. In the 1970s, he made a transition into a painter of American...

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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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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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Warner Bros Maverick
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Charles I. Coombs, Alex Toth, Coombs, Charles I., Toth, Alex, Very Good+ (spine ends and corners lightly worn, hinges ), Racine, WI, Whitman, 1959, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 285 pages, 21 full-page illustrations, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An above average copy of a fragile book. 21 full-page illustrations and illustrated endpapers by Alex Toth. A Whitman children's book based upon the Warner...

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2001 Apres Jesus Christ
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Jean-Luc Coudray, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Coudray, Jean-Luc, Moebius (Jean Giraud), Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (light rubbing to the otherwise sharp corners, bright, clean), Paris, Stardom, 2000, 1st, 978-2908766509, 7 inches, 9.5 inches, 40 pages, 19 full-page color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"2001 AD." A novella with 19 full-page color illustrations by Moebius. Self-published by Moebius' Stardom publishing company.

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Alastair Crompton, Frank Hampson, Frank Hampson, Crompton, Frank Hampson, Alastair, Hampson, Frank, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, PS Publishing, London, 2010, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 216 pages, color illustrations, softcover, boards

A full colour illustrated biography of Frank Hampson, with the best of his original artwork finally printed as it was meant to be seen! The book is...

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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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Oriole Cullen, Francis Marshall, Cullen, Oriole, Marshall, Francis, Very Fine, Victoria & Albert Publishing, London, 2018, 1st, 10 inches, 7.75 inches, 160 pages, 140 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, stiff oversize wraps, English

The first book on Francis Marshall since his own art instruction books! From the publisher: This book opens an exciting archive of fashion...

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Julie Cummins, VF/VF, Cummins, Julie, PBC, 1998, 1st, cloth, English

55 contemporary illustrators each receive a two-to-four page profile with two-to-eight illustrations. Each illustration is accompanied by the artist's...

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Tunnicliffe's Birdlife
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C. F. Tunnicliffe, Fine/NF (dust jacket slightly sunned), Cusa, Noel, Tunnicliffe, C. F., Clive Holloway, 1985, 1st, cloth

A collection of this British illustrator's watercolors of his homeland's native birds.

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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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Les Daniels, Daniels, Les, Very Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003, 9780823079193, 0823079198, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

An updated edition (2003) with 16 additional pages. From the publisher: Now updated, expanded, and available in paperbackthe definitive chronicle of...


Jazz Graphics: David Stone Martin
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Manek Daver, David Stone Martin, Daver, Manek, Martin, David Stone, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (very slight shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Graphic-sha Publishing, Tokyo, 1991, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 160 pages, over 250 color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

The only book on this illustrator and record album cover artist. All the text is in both English and Japanese. A very sharp copy of a hard to find...

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