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201 Block, Herbert THE HERBLOCK BOOK: Text and Cartoons by Herbert Block
Boston, MA: The Beacon Press, (1952). (1952). Very good Signed
Boston, MA: The Beacon Press, (1952).. (1952).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth. The spine & the adjacent edges of the covers are faded. The covers are lightly bumped with tiny tears to the cloth at the corners of the front cover. The head of the spine is slightly frayed. 244 pages. There is some light foxing to the front endpaper. Profusely illustrated with cartoons by the author in black & white. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed "Herb Block". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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202 Boyd, Greg PUPPET THEATRE: Prose Poems and Prints by Greg Boyd
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, Inc., 1989. 1989. 0877752184 / 9780877752189 Very good 
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, Inc., 1989.. 1989.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped with a small area of heavy rubbing & some very light soiling to the rear wrap. [46] pages plus colophon. Profuse full- page illustrations by the author. Very good.

First trade edition. The colophon states that Greg Boyd hand-set the type for this book during the summer of 1988 and printed the poems along with his linoleum blocks in the fall of 1988 at the studios of Unicorn Press. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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203 Boyd, Greg THE MASKED BALL: Prose Poems and Prints by Greg Boyd
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, Inc., 1987. 1987. 0877751838 / 9780877751830 Fine 
Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, Inc., 1987.. 1987.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped with some light soiling to the rear wrap. [62] pages plus colophon. Profuse full-page illustrations by the author. A few top page corners are lightly bumped. Near fine.

First edition, wraps issue. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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204 Bretecher, Claire MOTHERS
London, U.K.: Methuen, (1985). (1985). Very good 
London, U.K.: Methuen, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in color pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. There is a small area of light staining to the rear wrap & its edges are slightly darkened. 70 pages. Profusely illustrated with cartoons & comic strips in black & white. Very good.

Translated from the French by Angela Mason and Pat Fogarty. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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205 Bridwell, E. Nelson SUPERMAN / From the Thirties to the Seventies. Introduction by E. Nelson Bridwell
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1971). (1971). Good 
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1971).. (1971).. Good. - Small quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], cloth in a price- clipped dust wrapper. The covers are bumped with a small stain & a tiny tear to the bottom corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is chipped & soiled with its spine & extremities darkened. The head of the jacket spine is torn & there are several tears to the edges of the panels. The rear fold is creased. 386 pages, including 366 pages of comic strips in color and black & white. Very good in a fair dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by AUSTIN BRIGGS regarding an illustration he created for John Updike's story "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town", Briggs, Austin (1908-1973). Cartoonist & Illustrator
206 Briggs, Austin (1908-1973). Cartoonist & Illustrator AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by AUSTIN BRIGGS regarding an illustration he created for John Updike's story "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town"
Redding, Connecticut: [1964]. [1964]. Very good Signed
Redding, Connecticut: [1964].. [1964].. Very good. - sc - Over 90 words penned on his personal 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide stationery with his monogram embossed in blind at top right above his printed name and address, with an additional 25 word postscript penned by Briggs on the verso of the sheet. Austin Briggs writes about a drawing, which is not here present, illustrating John Updike's story "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town" which is to be published in the May 23, 1964 issue of The Saturday Evening Post". He mentions speaking to John Updike about the drawing "I spoke to him on the phone Friday nite and he was very happy that I was working on it" and goes on to suggest how the picture should be reproduced "I believe very strongly that the picture should 'bleed' only at the top and right side...." Signed "Austin" on the recto. In a fascinating postscript penned on the verso, Briggs then mentions that "I have made the 'boy' look a little like John Updike may have looked, as Updike admitted that the story was partly autobiographical". This postscript is further signed with his initials. There is a strip of masking tape along the top edge of the letter with offsetting to the recto. Else, near fine.

The cartoonist and illustrator Austin Briggs (1908-1973) worked as an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on his "Flash Gordon" comic strip and went on to succeed him on the "Secret Agent Corrigan" strip. He took over the "Flash Gordon" daily strip in 1940, giving it up in 1944 to work on illustrations for books and magazines. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO SATURDAY EVENING POST ART DIRECTOR KEN STUART, Briggs, Austin. (1908-1973). Cartoonist and illustrator
207 Briggs, Austin. (1908-1973). Cartoonist and illustrator AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO SATURDAY EVENING POST ART DIRECTOR KEN STUART
New York: April 23, 1962. 1962. Very good Signed
New York: April 23, 1962.. 1962.. Very good. - 70 words penned in blue ink on 2 sides of a cream sheet of the Tuscany hotel letterhead, 6-3/4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide, with the address printed in blue at the top. Signed "Cordially / Austin". There is a paper- clip mark to the top left corner of the letterhead & to the verso. Folded once for maling. Very good.

Briggs writes to Ken Stuart, art director of the Saturday Evening Post, to ask him to give copies of manuscripts he is sending to Briggs to a Tom Holloway. "Pushing off tomorrow for the flight to Paris. It was good to see you at the A.D. pre-view, and I look forward to doing that story for the new, new Post...."

American cartoonist and illustrator Austin Briggs, after working for a time at a New York City advertising agency, became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. From 1940 to around 1944 he drew a Flash Gordon Daily strip, then went on to create illustrations for books and for magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Readers Digest. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 1969. 
Price: 100.00 USD

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208 Britton, Burt SELF-PORTRAIT. BOOK PEOPLE PICTURE THEMSELVES. From the Collection of Burt Britton
New York: Random House, (1976). (1976). 0394731042 / 9780394731049 Good Signed
New York: Random House, (1976).. (1976).. Good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED WITH A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH BY THE AUTHOR BURT BRITTON - Oblong octavo, 6-1/8 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in white & black wraps printed in red, white, black & yellow. The covers are slightly soiled and rubbed with creases to the corners and edges and a short tear at bottom left of the front cover. [xvi], 271 & [1] pages, with over 630 black & white illustrations, including self-portraits by Edward Abbey, Berenice Abbott, Kobo Abe, Richard Avedon, James Baldwin, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Bowles, Brassai, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Malcolm Cowley, Patti Smith, among hundreds of others. The edges of the book are foxed. Good.

First paperback edition.

Inscribed by Burt Britton and his wife Korby to the artist Ron Mallory whose self-portrait is depicted on page 245 of the book. The inscription is illustrated with an original self-portrait sketch by Burt Britton depicting smoke rising from a cigarette nearly hidden by the dark beard & hair which otherwise covers his face. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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209 Burgess, Gelett; editor THE LARK; No. 14 / by Les Jeunes: Gelett Burgess, Editor / Ernest Peixotto / Bruce Porter / Herbert Van Vlack / Carolyn Wells
San Francisco, CA: William Doxey, June 1, 1896. June 1, 1896. Good 
San Francisco, CA: William Doxey, June 1, 1896.. June 1, 1896.. Good. - Square octavo, soft cover bound in stapled pictorial tan & black wraps. The wraps are darkened & lightly soiled with the edges chipped. [13] leaves printed on one side only. Cover illustration, reproduced as a half- title, & 3 black-and-white plates. The edges & versos of the leaves are darkened & there is a light vertical crease to the wrappers & the leaves. Good.

Sample copy with "Sample" stamped in red on the front wrap & half- title. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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210 Busch, Wilhelm PLISCH UND PLUM
Munchen: Friedr. Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, (1950). (1950). Good 
Munchen: Friedr. Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, cloth-backed paper-covered boards, in a matching dust wrapper. The paper is very lightly chipped & the rear board is darkened around the edges & foxed. The dust jacket spine & the top edge of the rear panel are darkened. The flaps & rear panel are foxed & there is a short tear & creasing to the top edge of the panel. 67 pages plus 1-page ad. Profuse black-and-white illustrations by the author. There is an owner's stamp on the front endpaper. There is some staining & foxing & the pages are darkened. Good.

Later edition. The text is in German. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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211 Cable, George W OLD CREOLE DAYS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. 1897. Good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897.. 1897.. Good. - Large octavo, pictorial cloth. The top edge is gilt. The binding is bumped and lightly rubbed & soiled with some light staning to the spine. viii & 234 pages. 8 full-page photogravures with tissue guards, including a frontispiece, & 14 textual photogravures by Albert Herter & others. The hinges are just starting. There is light dampstaining to the inner corners of the pages in the rear half of the book. Good.

First illustrated edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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212 Canivet, Diane L'ILLUSTRATION DE LA POESIE ET DU ROMAN FRANCAIS AU XVIIe SIECLE. Ouvrage publie avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1957. 1957. Very good 
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1957.. 1957.. Very good. - Small quarto, pictorial wraps. Corners slightly creased; rear wrap very lightly spotted with a price-sticker on the bottom edge. 188 pp. unopened, & 22 pp. of B&W illustrations. Top page corners slightly creased. Very good.

Catalogue of 142 items with indexes of works listed, illustrators and publishers and a bibliography.

Scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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213 Carey, Francis; and Griffiths, Antony THE PRINT IN GERMANY 1880-1933: The Age of Expressionism. Prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum / Francis Carey and Antony Griffiths with a Section of Illustrated Books from the British Library [by] David Paisey
NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984. 1984. Fine 
NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1984.. 1984.. Fine. - Quarto, tan pictorial wraps. Corners very lightly creased; spine slightly faded. 272 pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W & color. Near fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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214 Carroll, Lewis USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY. With an introduction by Derek Hudson
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1955. 1955. Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1955.. 1955.. Good. - Octavo, boards, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The boards are darkened with some light spotting. The dust jacket is soiled with its spine & extremities darkened & with some light staining to the rear panel. 45 pages. Illustrations in gray & black by the author. Good.

Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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215 Cleaver, James A HISTORY OF GRAPHIC ART
New York: Philosophical Library, (1963). (1963). Fine 
New York: Philosophical Library, (1963).. (1963).. Fine. - Octavo, light green cloth titled in silver, in dw. The dw is soiled & very lightly rubbed & chipped. x & 282 pp. B&W illustrations. Near fine in a very good dw.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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216 Darling, Harold; and Neumeyer, Peter; editors IMAGE & MAKER: An Annual Dedicated to the Consideration of Book Illustration
La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press, 1984. 1984. Fine 
La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press, 1984.. 1984.. Fine. - Oblong quarto [approximately 8-5/8 inches high by 11 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The head of the spine is rubbed. v, [1] leaf & 56 pages plus colophon. Numerous black-and-white illustrations & tipped-in color plates. Near fine.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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217 de Charmoy, Cozette THE TRUE LIFE OF SWEENEY TODD (a collage novel)
(New York): Da Capo Press, (1977). (1977). 0306800608 / 9780306800603 Very good 
(New York): Da Capo Press, (1977).. (1977).. Very good. - Quarto [10-7-8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial tan wrappers. The top edge of the front wrap is slightly roughed. 94 pages printed on tan stock. 89 pages of illustrations in black & tan with minimal text on most pages. Near fine.

First paperback edition. A reprint of the edition published by Oberon Press, Ottawa in 1973.

Most of the illustrations appropriated by the artist were taken from issues of the Illustrated London News published during the last four decades of the the nineteenth century. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST R. C. DELL TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED ORIGINAL SELF-CARICATURE., Dell, R. C. (1908-1972). American cartoonist.
218 Dell, R. C. (1908-1972). American cartoonist. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN CARTOONIST R. C. DELL TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED ORIGINAL SELF-CARICATURE.
Marengo, IL: January 8, 1944. 1944. Fine Signed
- 52 words typed on a 5-5/8 inch by 4 inch sheet of his personalized letterhead with his name and address printed at the top. Signed "Robert C. Dell". Folded once for mailing. Together with an original self-caricature penned in black ink on a 3-3/8 inch high by 2-1/2 inch wide card signed "Hiya, kids --" with his characteristic lower-case signature "r. c. dell". With Dell's personalized mailing envelope. The letter and drawing are in fine condition.

The letter is addressed to a Mr. Bowman who is apparently collecting items for a group of young people at a school. "Hope enclosed self caricature will fill the bill." Dell regrets that he can't send an original of one of his published cartoons as any returned to him are already spoken for or sold for reprint rights. "Sounds like a nice thing you are doing for your youngsters there."

Robert James Carr Dell [1908-1972] was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Champlain-Urbana, he worked for the Chicago Tribune. In 1937 he began drawing gag cartoons for pulp magazines such as "Spicy Stories" and "It's a Lulu" which featured pin-ups and risque gag cartoons. His work also appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and other magazines. His cartoons were included in "The Best Cartoons of 1943" and in the 1944 edition of the same publication. He retired in 1966 and died a few years later from a chronic heart condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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CHRISTMAS BOOKS., Dickens, Charles.
219 Dickens, Charles. CHRISTMAS BOOKS.
London: Chapman and Hall / Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876. 1876. Very good 
- Octavo, bound in three-quarter red morocco leather and marbled boards, titled and decorated in gilt between raised bands on the spine. All edges are marbled. The boards are rubbed with some minor scuffing to the leather and slight wear to the corners. 493 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece by John Leech, plus 4 plates & textual illustrations by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. There is evidence of early worming to the top and bottom of the hinges. An early owner's name is penned at the top of the half-title and the pages are very slightly toned. Very good. Five Christmas books by Charles Dickens in one volume. The contents consists of: "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes", "The Cricket on the Hearth", "The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man", all with textual illustrations by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. "A Christmas Carol" is further illustrated with 3 plates by Leech and "The Chimes" is also further illustrated with a plate by Maclise. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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220 Dore, Gustave A DORE TREASURY: A Collection of the Best Engravings of Gustave Dore. Edited and with an introduction by James Stevens
(New York): Bounty Books, (1970). (1970). Very good 
(New York): Bounty Books, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 12 inches high by 9 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed & unevenly faded. The tail of the spine is creased. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with a small piece out of the tail of the spine. The top & bottom edges are slightly creased. ix pages [prelims & introduction] plus a 246-page section of full- page black-and-white illustrations after engravings by Gustave Dore. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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