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ANNUAL '95: FICTION.  ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.  ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
1 ANNUAL '95: FICTION. ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
North South Books 1995 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
190 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "This is the official catalog of the 1995 Fiction Exhibition (of the Bologna International Children's Book Fair), showcasing recent work by some of the finest illustrators of children's fiction from around the world. The pictures were chosen for their originality, their artistic and technical merit, and their child appeal. Along with the beautifully reproduced artwork, essential biographical information about each artist is listed, making this catalog an ideal reference for all who delight in contemporary children's book illustration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
2 VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS CATALOG NO. 17 - 2000.
O'Fallon, MO Verlinden 2000 1930607466 / 9781930607460 Soft Cover Fine 
112 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. Sections; Verlinden Publications; Figures - 1:35 Scale; Printed & Photo-Etched Accessories; VP Super Value; Accessories for Tanks, Figures & Dioramas 1:35 Scale; Armor Update & Detail Sets 1:35 Scale; Submarines 1:35 Scale; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 1:35 Scale; Resin Diorama Bases & Accessories; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 120MM; Fantasy Series - 150MM; Figures & Busts - 200MM; Busts & Weapons - 1:4 Scale; Decals & Dry Transfers - All Scales; 1:24 - 1:25 Scale Figures; Super Scale 120MM Figures; Historical Figures - 120MM; Historical Busts - 1:3 & 1:5 Scale; North and South; The Pirates; Napoleonic Era - 120MM; Vehicles and Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Gear & Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Aircraft Accessories. Clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
4 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
5 Anderson, Dana M., de Lint, Charles and Garton, Ray. CAFE PURGATORIUM: THREE NOVELS OF HORROR AND THE FANTASTIC. CAFE PURATORIUM. DR. KRUSADIAN'S METHOD. DEATH LEAVES AN ECHO.
Tom Doherty, New York, (1991), Ist edition. 
279 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "These three stories, each in a strong and original voice, range from the delicately fantastic and disturbing to the gruesomely horrific. All invoke the weird and uncanny sensations of our hidden fears and desires." Faint remainder stamp to bottom of textblock, light creases to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor wrinkling at bottom edge of rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Andrews, Austen. THE TECHNOCRAT WAR. BOOK III of III: MAELSTROM. ULTIMA.
New York Pocket Books 2002 0743403819 / 9780743403818 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good Jerry Venderstelt cover art. 
384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Book III only. "As war ravages the time-torn world of Sosaria, the knights and wizards of New Britannia have joined the warlike Juka to invade the desert wastes of the Technocrats. To uncover the secret plot of the shadowy forces that control the carnage, an outlaw knight and a crafty Jukan veteran must challenge fierce enemies and their own ideas of honor, else the final battle could destroy all three nations and perhaps the very foundations of Sosaira itself." Based on the award-winning computer game series - intended for mature readers. Interior - bookdtore stamp and small ink number on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very faint crease down spine, bottom 1/2" of rear hinge area is worn. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS.  A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
7 Anthony, Piers. FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS. A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Michael Whelan (1 & 4), Doug Beekman (2) & Darrell K. Sweet (3, 5-9). 
The first 9 novels in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 1. A Spell for Chameleon - 344 pp, 1984 18th printing, ISBN 0345317718. 2. The Source of Magic - 326 pp, 1985 22nd printing, ISBN 0345335554. 3. Castle Roonga - 329 pp, 1985 19th printing, ISBN 0345337484. 4. Centaur Aisle - 294 pp, 1982 1st printing, ISBN 0345297709. 5. Ogre, Ogre - 307 pp, 1985 13th printing, ISBN 0345335090. 6. Night Mare - 307 pp, 1983 1st printing, ISBN 034530456X. 7. Dragon on a Pedestal - 306 pp, 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0345335538. 8. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - 309 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 0345313097. 9. Golem in the Gears - 327 pp, 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0345318862. Interiors - pages and inside of covers have very light browning in margins and edges respectively; book 2 has light browning on inside of covers and on inside hinges; small bumps to fore-edge of pages 179 to 300, three small indentations in fore-edge margin and a small soft crease at top corner of first 20 pages; book 5 has a very tiny to tiny tear at top edge of pages 267 to 282 - last two pages are archivally taped; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has three small indentations at fore-edge of front cover, very small shallow indentation on fore-edge of text block, two small corner creases and a larger corner crease on front cover; two books have a slight spine lean; books have very light to light edge wear; one or two other very small corner creases; book 7 has wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
XANTH NOVELS 10 - 18.  VALE OF THE VOLE / HEAVEN CENT / MAN FROM MUNDANIA / ISLE OF VIEW / QUESTION QUEST / THE COLOR OF HER PANTIES / DEMONS DON'T DREAM / HARPY TIME / GEIS OF THE GARGOYLE.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
8 Anthony, Piers. XANTH NOVELS 10 - 18. VALE OF THE VOLE / HEAVEN CENT / MAN FROM MUNDANIA / ISLE OF VIEW / QUESTION QUEST / THE COLOR OF HER PANTIES / DEMONS DON'T DREAM / HARPY TIME / GEIS OF THE GARGOYLE. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 1st Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Darrell K. Sweet. 
The second 9 books (numbers 10 to 18) in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 10. Vale of the Vole - 324 pp, 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0380752875. 11. Heaven Cent - 324 pp, 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0380752883. 12. Man from Mundania - 361 pp, 1989 1st printing, ISBN 0380752891. 13. Isle of View - 344 pp, 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0380759470. 14. Question Quest - 359 pp, 1991 1st printing, ISBN 0380759489. 15. The Color of Her Panties - 342 pp, 1992 1st printing, ISBN 0380759497. 16. Demons Don't Dream - 340 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0812534832. 17. Harpy Thyme - 342 pp, 1995 1st printing, ISBN 0812534840. 18. Geis of the Gargoyle - 342 pp, 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0812534859. Interiors - most books have browning to pages and inside of covers - varies from very light to moderate; book 12 has a tiny tear/dent at fore-edge of pages; otherwise interiors are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - six books have light lean to spine; books have very light edge wear; book 12 has scuff/indentation across fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of text blocks; book 18 has two spine creases; a few tiny or very small corner creases on some covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Architects Adventure. (Based on the world of Jhereg by Steven Brust.) DZURLORD. A CROSSROADS ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD OF STEVEN BRUST'S JHEREG.
TOR, (New York, 1987), Ist printing. 
Unpaginated, paperback. Introduction by Steven Brust. "What you are holding is both a game and an adventure. Have you ever read a book and then told yourself you would have been able to think more clearly or seen a way out of the hero's dilemma? In a Crossroads adventure you have the opportunity to do just that. You make the key decisions. By means of a few easily followed steps you are able to see the results of your choices..." A self-directed adventure story based on Steven Brust's Jhereg. Interior - Pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
UP IN THE TREE., Atwood, Margaret.
10 Atwood, Margaret. UP IN THE TREE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771008244 / 9780771008245 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Margaret Atwood. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. Purple endpapers, red/brown/blue drawings and hand-lettered text by Margaret Atwood. Two young children enjoy playing in a tree, until it rains and a two beavers eat their ladder - but a friendly bird rescues them and all is well in the end. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Avi. MIDNIGHT MAGIC.
Scholastic, New York, (1999), Ist edition. 
247 pp, 8vo, HC in wonderful pictorial dust jacket. "A servant boy who knows more than his master, a mischievous princess, and a magician who doesn't believe in magic team up to confront a mysterious ghost in Avi's most delicious tale yet!" This i s a new, unread book. NF/NF 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
12 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL., Base, Graeme.
13 Base, Graeme. THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL.
New York Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010 0810989654 / 9780810989658 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Graeme Base. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. Includes the small book attached to the title page which tells the original tale of the Golden Snail that inspired Wilbur's voyage. Map endpapers, enchanting full-colour illustrations throughout - with a snail hidden in every picture. "In Wilbur's favorite book, legend tells of a magnificent Golden Snail that has been banished to the Ends of the Earth by a Grand Enchanter. Inspired by this amazing story, Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to claim the Golden Snail as his own. Along the way he encounters strange creatures and a series of challenges - rough seas, pirates, the Maze of Madness and the Dreadful Doldrums. Finally, Wilbur reaches the Ends of the Earth, but what he finds there is not quite as he imagined - ." Light partial " Withdrawn from ..." stamp on front free endpaper - no other markings in book, very minor wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light wrinkling/creasing at top edge - less at bottom edge, a very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
14 Baum, L. Frank. THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MARVELLOUS LAND OF OZ. (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED.)
London Octopus Books 1979 0706410637 / 9780706410631 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Kevin Maddison. 
460 pp, 8 1/2" H. Illustrated yellow endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. "The amazing people, animals and creatures that live in the land of Oz are among the best loved of all children's favourite characters. There is Dorothy and her dog Toto, and the Tin Woodman who goes rusty if he cries and the enormous, but very cowardly lion. The scarecrow stuffed with straw sadly accepts that he has no brains, but he is often the wisest of them all during their adventurous travels to find the great and terrifying wizard. Then Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, whom the wicked witch Mombi has brought to life, travel to the Emerald City, collecting and creating friends on the way such as the temperamental wooden Saw-Horse, the Gump who flies through the air, and the Highly Magnificent Woggle-Bug." Tiny soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear taped, two small areas of delamination on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Bennett, Mark; Skuka, Tom; Long, Steven S.; Andrews, Kris; Thrush, David. Cover illustration by Larry Elmore. Interior illustrations by Albert Deschesne, Ben Edlund. FANTASY HERO COMPANION II. A SOURCEBOOK FOR FANTASY HERO.
Iron Crown Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 
160 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "This all-new supplement contains new spells, magic items, organizations and optional rules for 'Fantasy Hero', the epic sourcebook for fantasy using the 'Hero System'. Both players and gamemasters alike will find valuable information within the 'Fantasy Hero Companion II'...includes rules for ships and naval combat, jousting, new magic options, new organizations, more locations and plenty of GM advice on how to better run a fantasy game... W hat's inside - Playing Fantasy Hero: Twelve new races and character archetypes are presented here, as well as rules for high sea adventures and naval battles. Locations: Four new fantasy settings with floor plans and descriptions. Magic: New optional magic rules, a quick construction method for magic items, and dozens of new magic items from simple potions to mighty artifacts. Spellbook: Twenty-one new spell colleges with hundreds of new spells. Guilds of the Western Shores: Organizations to fill your campaign world, to use as NPCs or as PC backgrounds. These unique groups range from mysterious assassin's guilds to conclaves of mighty wizards." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erio r - light edge wear, light rubbing, small bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom front corner, spine flat and uncreased. Good sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Boucher, Anthony, ed. (Poul Anderson, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert S. Richardson, Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Randall Garrett, Saki, Bird Ferguson, Gordon R. Dickson, P.G. Wodehouse, Anthony Boucher, Theodore Sturgeon.) Cover art by Chesley Boneste THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 9, NO. 6. DECEMBER 1955.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1955. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Delenda Est by Poul Anderson; Mellonta Tauta by Edgar Allan Poe; The Day After We Land on Mars by Robert S. Richardson; Dreaming Is a Private Thing by Isaac Asimov; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; Blaze of Glory (verse) by Randall Garrett; The Hedgehog by Saki; Interview (verse) by Bird Ferguson; Of the People by Gordon R. Dickson; Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo by P.G. Wodehouse; Recommended Reading (a note) by Anthony Boucher; The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff (second of two parts) by Theodore Sturgeon; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, crease to top corner of pages 77-82, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing, tiny closed tear (archivally taped) on front cover with soft crease, tiny corner piece missing on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
17 Boucher, Anthony/McComas, J. Francis, eds. (Robert Abernathy, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Shaara, Leslie Charteris, Andre Norton, Levi Crow, Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert A. Heinlein, T.S. Watt.) Cover art by Kirberger. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 6, NO. 6. JUNE 1954.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1954. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy; Miss Prinks by Gordon R. Dickson; Time Payment by Michael Shaara; Fish Story by Leslie Charteris; Mousetrap by Andre Norton; Warrior in Darkness by Levi Crow; Recommended Reading by the editors; Mint, in d/j by Ruth Laura Wainwright; Star Lummox (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Visitors from Venus by T.S. Watt; Index to Volume 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Bradbury, Ray. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT AND OTHER PLAYS FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND BEYOND TOMORROW. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT; THE VELDT; AND, TO THE CHICAGO ABYSS. (ICECREAM.)
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist British edition. 
161 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of three plays. "In the title play, six out-of-luck Mexican dudes buy an all-purpose ice cream suit that brings out the best - the very best - in all of them. In 'The Veldt', two doting parents provide a fantasy playroom that makes their children's dreams come true. 'To the Chicago Abyss' is set in the bleakness of the future, as an old man remembers the little pleasures of yesterday." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped but has small price sticker over clip showing price in U.K. Pounds, light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, very small area of scuffing at bottom edge of front cover - now protected in mylar sleeve. Scan available on request. VG/VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
19 Bradley, Rebecca. (Signed). THE LADY IN GIL SERIES. 1. LADY IN GIL. 2. SCION'S LADY. 3. LADY PAIN. 3 VOLUMES.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1996, 1997, 1998), Ist editions. 
288 pp, 320 pp, 336 pp, 8vo, hardcovers in dust jackets. BOOKS 1 AND 2 ARE SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. "For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady in Gil has lain hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank ..." Tigrallef, a memorian more at home with manuscripts than swords, finds he must become a hero to rescue his people. With the aid of the 'Lady in Gil' he succeeds, but there is a price to pay for the Lady's help...The Pain...it "protects Tig against sickness, danger and the ravages of time, (but) it wages a constant war of attrition against his mind and soul..." Tiny bumps to top corners and bottom of spine of Book 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/rubbing, two tiny imperfections in laminate of front cover of Book 2, some light impressions (no color loss) to Book 3. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
20 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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