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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shannon Stirnweis, Secret Sneyd, Brian Kesinger's Dressing Your Octobus, Milo Manara's Caravaggio, Kong of Skull Island, James Bond/Goldfinger, Pellucidar, War of the Worlds: Infestation

From the Illustrated Press, an artist new to us: Shannon Stirnweis. He’s worth your attention. Secret Sneyd is Doug Sneyd’s Playboy cartoons, and we like it. And from Brian Kesinger comes Dressing Your Octopus, a paper doll book but with the usual Kesinger twist. It’s fun. Milo Manara’s new graphic novel looks at artist Caravaggio. Also new this week: Kong of Skull Island, James Bond/Goldfinger, Pellucidar, War of the Worlds: Infestation and quite a bit more.

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SHANNON STIRNWEIS 80 Years Behind the Brush
Recommended. Born in 1931, Shannon Stirnweis has had a long and varied career as an illustrator and fine artist. This is a retrospective of Shannon's work, and presents pieces from each stage of his extensive career, annotated with revealing commentary from the artist. Following two years as a sketchman at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he started working for men's adventure magazines, then worked extensively doing paperback covers. At the same time he worked for advertising clients in a variety of areas such as medical, stamps, movies, and industrial illustrations. Illustrated Press, 2017...More.

Item Code: SHANSH
Hard Cover, 9X12, 164pg, Full Color
$34.95

 

Doug Sneyd

 
SECRET SNEYD THE UNPUBLISHED CARTOONS OF DOUG SNEYD
Highly Recommended. By Doug Sneyd. Foreword by Arnold Roth. Veteran Playboy Magazine cartoonist Doug Sneyd presents a collection of unpublished cartoon concepts created throughout his career. This very attractive little hardcover book is packed from end to end with one-liners and pretty girls--funny, charming, and risqué jokes, each one full of all the life and expression that only a master artist can impart with a few strokes of the pen and brush! The punch-lines are really good, the girls are delightful, the nudity, even though just rough concept drawings, is fun and pure Sneyd. Dark Horse, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: SECSNH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 5x7, 280pg, Full Color
$14.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
THE ART OF DOUG SNEYD Signed
Signed bookplate! Our Highest Recommendation. By Doug Sneyd. Foreword by Hugh Hefner. One of Playboy Magazine's most popular contributors, Sneyd has been sketching beautiful ladies in compromising situations since the 1960s. Loaded with gorgeous cheesecake-style pin-ups and laced with a bawdy wit, these gorgeous full-color illustrations celebrate the art and humor of the pick-up, hook-up and break-up. Loaded with rare production sketches and previously unpublished works. A must for fans of Playboy, lovers of tongue-in-cheek sexy humor, and just plain beautiful ladies. Dark Horse, 2016...More.

Item Code: AODSN
Soft Cover, 9x12, 248pg, Full Color
$19.99

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
DOUG SNEYD MERMAID Statue Signed
Closeout Price! Signed & numbered, 500! Recommended. By Doug Sneyd. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore. For decades, legendary Playboy Magazine cartoonist Doug Sneyd's charmingly cheeky cartoons have captured vivacious, gorgeous women in a manner that's always fresh and irresistibly lively. This is the first-ever limited-edition collectible statue based on Sneyd's work! CS Moore, 2012...More.

Item Code: DSMER
7" tall, Full Color
$159.00 $59.00

 

Brian Kesinger

 
DRESSING YOUR OCTOPUS Hardcover Signed
Signed! With ornate metal corner clasps! By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's first book, Walking Your Octopus, won a Chesley award from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Brian is also an Annie Award-winning story artist who has worked on over ten Disney animated feature films from Tarzan to Moana. His first two "Octopus" books have our highest recommendation. Now we have an entirely new book which is virtually a paper doll book, with cut-out-able costumes & outfits for both our heroine and her pet octopus. Or just a visual feast of steam-punkish costumes! Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: DREOH
Hard Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$60.00

 
DRESSING YOUR OCTOPUS
Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger's first book, Walking Your Octopus, won a Chesley award from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists. Brian is also an Annie Award-winning story artist who has worked on over ten Disney animated feature films from Tarzan to Moana. His first two "Octopus" books have our highest recommendation. Now we have an entirely new book with is virtually a paper doll book, with cut-out-able costumes & outfits for both our heroine and her pet octopus. Printed on extremely heavy card stock for long use. Or it's still a visual feast of steam-punkish costumes! Baby Tattoo, 2017...More.

Item Code: DREO
Soft Cover, 6x10, 112pg, Full Color
$24.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
TRAVELING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS
Our Highest Recommendation. By Brian Kesinger. His first volume was an absolute delight. This one? By golly, it's even BETTER!!! A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Mexico, and beyond. Baby Tattoo, 2014...More.

Item Code: TRAWH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
$29.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
WALKING YOUR OCTOPUS A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod Signed
Signed bookplate! Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. A beautifully produced, richly illustrated book showcasing the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Yes, a full-sized octopus. And the format? We love it...this is an extra-wide oblong hardcover, measuring just 7 inches high but 14 inches long. It's WAY, WAY COOL in every way. Baby Tattoo, 2013...More.

Item Code: WALKH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
$29.95

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
COLORING WITH YOUR OCTOPUS Signed
A Coloring Book for Domesticated Cephalopods. Highly Recommended. By Brian Kesinger. A clever and fun collection of illustrated activities with Victoria Prismall and her beloved octopus, Otto. Part of Kesinger's series of Victorian-era adventures with these two unusual companions. Each image is in black outline on extra heavy paper perfect for coloring with crayons or colored pencils. The book is short and extra wide to accommodate all of Otto's eight arms. Baby Tattoo, 2014...More.

Item Code: COLWO
Soft Cover, 14x7, 64pg, Full Color
$12.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
BRIAN KESINGER'S SKETCHBOOK Volume 1 Signed
Signed! Highly Recommended. Brian is well known now for his "Octopus" books starring the delightful young Victorian-era lady and her pet cephalopod. And you will find new drawings of her here, including a short multi-page tale, "The Intrepid Molly McGuiness." But there's much more, including never-before-collected convention poster art for DragonCon 2013 and two Tucson, Arizona Steampunk shows, pirate girls, lady space adventurers, Star Wars characters and bizarre creatures. A lovely, thick art book from this wonderful animation artist whose credits include Disney Studios. Brian Kesinger, 2016...More.

Item Code: BKS01S
Soft Cover, 8x11, 104pg, Full Color
$30.00

 

Graphic Novels & Comic Strip Collections

 
CARAVAGGIO 1 THE PALETTE AND THE SWORD
Highly Recommended. By Milo Manara. Comics master Milo Manara returns to Dark Horse with his newest graphic novel. Chronicling the pleasure and burdens of the painter's early years in Rome, this seminal work is Manara's love letter to Caravaggio, one of the most revered and influential artists in history. His naked models and their antics are perfect for Manara's skills. His drawings of ancient Rome and the painter's early years are just amazing. This is Manara in the grand erotic style and yet a new side of the artist, with more serious and powerful imagery. Dark Horse, 2017. Mature Readers...More.

Item Code: CARAV01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 8x11, 62pg, Full Color
$19.99 $17.99

See our website for more by Manara. Recently published were Gullivera and the new softcover version of Manara Library Volume 1.

 
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND Volume 1
By James Asmus. Art by Carlos Magno and Brad Simpson. Based on Kong of Skull Island created by Joe Divito. Cover by Nick Robles. Ten pages of variant covers by Adam Hughes, Paul Pope, Ryan Sook, Stan Sakai (!) and others! Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to unite when their island is destroyed. Washing up on the shores of Skull Island, they must defend their people against an endless horde of dinosaurs and monsters. With the help of Kong lies hope for survival. Behind a superb painted cover is an entirely new and unique story of our noble giant ape! Boom, 2017...More.

Item Code: KONS01
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, Full Color
$16.99 $15.49

More King Kong is on our website. Devito's King Kong of Skull Island signed ($60), which is an entirely different book, will be listed soon.

 
THE COMPLETE JAMES BOND Volume 2 Goldfinger The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-66
Six stories 1960-66. Recommended. By Henry Gammidge and Jim Lawrence. Art by John Mclusky and Yaroslav Horak. Contains the complete stories: Goldfinger, Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun, and The Living Daylights. “If you are going to see James Bond for the 23rd time at the movies or your first, pick up these collections and read him again for the first time.” Collected Comics Library. “With its mix of danger, mystery and sensuality this book will provide Bond fans with everything they have come to love in the spy's exploits and they would be well advised to consider adding this book to their shelves.” Fandom Post. Titan, 2017...More.

Item Code: CIFJB02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x11, 240pg, b&w
$39.95 $34.95

Volume 1 Dr. No & Other Stories is available at the same discount. [CIFJB01H.]. See our website for James Bond Omnibus volumes and a graphic novel.

 

 
EC ARCHIVES Haunt of Fear Volume 4
Collects #19-24, 1953-54 Highly Recommended. By Reed Crandall, George Evans, Graham Ingels Jack Davis et al. Delight in fright! This penultimate volume collects a gruesome medly of unforgettable frights, including the iconic "Foul Play," considered one of EC's most notorious stories. But also here: "The High Cost of Dying," "No Silver Atoll," (one of Evan's finest efforts), "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," and Jack Davis' masterpiece, "Country Clubbing." Grant Geissman introduces what may be the best 28 stories in this entire run. Includes two rare appearances by the great Reed Crandall. Foreword by Rob Zombie. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: ECH04H
Hard Cover, 8x11, 216pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

See our website for all available EC Archives, including Haunt of Fear Volumes 2 and 3. Volume 1 is currently out of stock but we'll have copies in shortly.

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS PELLUCIDAR AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Stunning new cover by Schultz! Highly Recommended. By Len Wein and Dennis O'Neil. Cover by Mark Schultz. Art by Weiss, Kaluta and Dan Green. Collecting the "Pellucidar" and "At the Earth's Core" comic stories that originally appeared in DC Comics' Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1-7--from 1973! Our brave explorers David Innes and Abner Perry descend to the land of Pellucidar, located at the center of the earth. They find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. Most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, Queen of Pellucidar. She captures David's heart and leads them on adventures to aid her and win her trust. Dark Horse, 2017...More.

Item Code: ERBPEC
Soft Cover, 7x10, 104pg, Full Color
$12.99

See our website for another version of At the Earth's Core, in both trade and deluxe editions, plus other Edgar Rice Burroughs collection.

 
WAR OF THE WORLDS INFESTATION
By Randy Zimmerman. Art by Horus. Sequel to H.G. Wells science fiction classic The War of the Worlds. The "Martian Invasion" has begun again and now mankind must fight, not only for their homes, but for their very humanity. It happened slowly at first but by the third year, it seemed that the war was almost lost. And humanity was not going to be the winner. This story picks up with mankind fighting a fallback battle in the central plains of the United States against a new kind of biological weapon the aliens have unleashed on the planet. Caliber, 2016...More.

Item Code: WARW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 128pg, b&w
$14.99 $13.99

Also Available: Scarlet Traces: War of the Worlds Volume 1 [COMST01. $19.99, your price $17.99] ,Classics Illustrated #124 [CI124H. $14.99, your price $7.99], And the original novelization by H.G. Wells, illustrated by Warwick Goble [WARWH. $30, your price $25.95.]

 
DAYS OF WRATH
Recommended. By Wayne Vansant. Award winning comic writer and artist Wayne Vansant brings his gripping World War II saga of war in the Pacific to Guadalcanal and the Battle of Bloody Ridge. This is the powerful story of the long, vicious battle for Guadalcanal that occurred in 1942-43. When the U.S. Navy orders its outnumbered and outgunned ships to run from the Japanese fleet, they abandon American troops on a bloody, battered island in the South Pacific and the men left on Guadalcanal find out that there will be no prisoners taken on either side. Caliber, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: DAYW
Soft Cover, 7x10, 112pg, b&w
$16.99 $15.49

We have six more wartime collections by Wayne Vansant. See the website.

 
BATMAN The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 3
Collects Detective Comics #75-91, Batman #16-25, and stories from World's Finest Comics #10-14, 1943-44. Highly Recommended. By Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley et al. Introduction by Dick Sprang! Dozens and dozens of stories from the early 1940s with very early appearances by the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face and many other villains who would become regulars. Even some wartime Nazi stories. This is vintage Batman, the stories that made him one of the most-loved comic book characters of the 1940s. For many readers, more than Superman, since he had only wits and his few gadgets to fight crime with--no super powers. DC, 2017...More.

Item Code: BATG03H
Hard Cover, 6x8, 776pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

Advance orders took all of our initial stock, but we expect more in just a few days. You can reserve one now. See the website for more Batman from the Golden Age and Silver Age.

 

Coming in July

 
ADAM STRANGE The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
Our Highest Recommendation. By Gardner Fox. Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane et al. The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected at last in one giant omnibus collection! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, Adam Strange's life changed forever as he goes from being an archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero, and finds the lovely Allana as his partner and fellow adventurer. After each adventure he's drawn back to earth to await the next Zeta-ray arrival. A #1 fan favorite, with some of the finest art and stories of the Silver Age. The thinking-man's hero, who relied on brains instead of brawn to defeat invading aliens and other menaces to his adopted planet. DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: ADAS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x10, 800pg, Full Color
$99.99 $85.00

 
SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES Volume 1
By Paul Levitz. Art by Mike Grell. These classic 1970s stories are collected in hardcover for the first time! In stories from Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes #234-240 and All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55, the Legion give Superboy a treatment that blocks his memory, try to stop the Worldsmith from terraforming the surface of Braal and witness the wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad! DC, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: SUPE01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 6x8, 312pg, Full Color
$49.99 $39.99

 
DOCTOR STRANGE Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus Volume 1
Collects Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1-40, and Ghost Rider #12, 1988-92. By Peter B. Gillis, Roy Thomas et al. Art by Richard Case, Jackson Guice et al. The world believes Strange dead, and Dormammu has stolen control of the Sorcerer Supreme's body. But when Clea comes to Stephen's aid, the two must make a binding commitment! There'll be Faustian gambits to deal with, and he'll face unfamiliar foes like Hobgoblin and the Enchantress! But during the Dark Wars against Dormammu, will Baron Mordo become Earth's Sorcerer Supreme? Then, Strange stares down the supernatural as vampires like Baron Blood make their comeback! Marvel, 2017. Due July. ...More.

Item Code: DSTS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 1064pg, Full Color
$125.00 $105.00

See the website for all Doctor Strange collections available now.

 

Coming in August

 
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 1
By Otto Binder, Al Plastino, et al. DC proudly presents the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus! They were introduced in 1958 as a team of super-powered teenagers from the disparate worlds of the 30th century. Each hero had his or her own powers, unique to their planets of origin; together, they stood against evil across the galaxy. Together with 20th century hero Superboy, this team--originally made up of Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy, but soon numbering in the dozens--fought for justice as they dealt with adolescent insecurities. DC, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: LEGS01H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 7x11, 680pg, Full Color
$75.00 $59.00

 
MONSTERS Volume 2 The Marvel Monsterbus
Recommended. By Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art by Jack Kirby. Comicdom's famous monsters are on the loose! Marvel presents the concluding volume in our complete collection of Marvel's late-1950s/early-1960s period, famous for its twist-ending tales, alien invaders and especially its towering monster menaces -- and no one drew giant monsters like Jack "The King" Kirby! It's page after page of Grogg, Ogg, the Creature from Krogarr, Fin Fang Foom, and more! Marvel, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MONS02H
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 872pg, Full Color
$100.00 $85.00

Volume 1 of this is in stock and doing very well, so this looks to be a popular series.

 
MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE SAVAGE SHE-HULK 1
Collects The Savage She-Hulk #1-20, 1980-81. By David Anthony Kraft and Stan Lee. Art by Mike Vosburg and John Buscema. When criminal defense attorney Jennifer Walters is shot by a mob hitman, her cousin saves her life with a blood transfusion -- but that cousin is Bruce Banner, and his gamma-irradiated blood turns her into the Savage She-Hulk! Suddenly she's a mean, green amazon. Now, experience She-Hulk's adventures from the very beginning in this beautifully restored Marvel Masterworks volume! Her quest will take her from the halls of justice to other dimensions and pit her against Iron Man, mind-controlling cults, the Man-Thing, and even her own father. Marvel, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: MMSSH01H
Hard Cover, 7x10, 320pg, Full Color
$75.00 $65.00

 
CUSTOM LETTERING OF THE 20S AND 30S
Recommended. By Rian Hughes and Leslie Cabarga. This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric sans, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outre display type. A cornerstone of any type-lovers library. Korero Press, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: CUSLE
Soft Cover, 9x9, 576pg, Partial Color
$45.00 $39.95

 
BATMAN SECRETS Sam Kieth Gallery Edition
By Sam Kieth. Sam Kieth's unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight, focusing on artwork from the 124-page Batman: Secrets series. Large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the look and feel of the original art boards. Rounding out this 248-page presentation is the complete art from Batman: Confidential #40, Batman/Lobo #1, Kieth's eight-page story from Batman #38 and an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from Scratch, Arkham Asylum: Madness and Batman: Through The Looking Glass. DC, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: BATSGEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 248pg, Full Color
$125.00

 
JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR The World's Greatest Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW presents the second artist's edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, "twice up" art--Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues #33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with many classic covers and incredible pages--if you are a Kirby fan, this is the artist's edition you've been waiting for!! IDW, 2017. Due Aug. ...More.

Item Code: JKFFWAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

 
ALSO AVAILABLE
JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR Artist's Edition
Highly Recommended. By Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. Now, with the cooperation of the Jack Kirby Estate and under license from Marvel Comics, IDW presents the first Jack Kirby Fantastic Four Artist's Edition! Including FF Annual #6, ALL 48-pages! Also presenting THE COMPLETE issues #71 ("And So It Ends") and #82 through #84, all guest starring the Inhumans plus bringing in Doctor Doom in #84--plus a beautiful gallery section of some of Kirby's most incredible pages, all scanned from the original art! IDW, 2017...More.

Item Code: JKFFAEH
Hard Cover - No Dustjacket, 12x17, 144pg, b&w
$125.00

 

VAMPIRELLA MAMEGYORAI STATUE
1/6 scale. By Shin Tanabe. A Mamegyorai Release! This Vampirella polystone resin cast statue, measuring 11" in height (1/6th scale), is a limited edition, sculpted by Shin Tanabe and painted by Yoshinori Yatake. A majestic and sensuous depiction of the monster-hunting heroine... just what the striking Daughter of Drakulon deserves! Quite impressive. Due Aug....More.

Item Code: VAMM
11" tall,
$275.00

See our website for several more Vampi statues, plus other Vampi collections.

 

Mature Readers

Three new books from Editions Reuss, more on-sale adult photography. We got just 20 copies of each of these and cannot get more copies. Pussy Power Volumes 2, 3 and 4. We’ll list these final few sale items, including Volume 5 from this German erotica publisher, or see our website for all available titles.

Mature Readers - Coming in June

Lorenzo Sperlonga has two versions of his new collection, Queens of the Pin-Up, both signed but one also in hardcover. His pin-up artwork has been popular for us and his previous books are now sold out.

Nude Photography  |  Erotic Art   |  Erotic Films: DVDs  |  Adult Graphic Novels  |  All Pin-Up & Adult

 

News and Notes

 

Will Eisner Centennial Celebration
I’m not taking space for the Will Eisner Centennial Deluxe edition. We had ten copies come in, out of a total limitation of just 100 copies. We were really lucky to get that many. We have just four copies left after filling advance orders, as I write this. I expect those to be gone momentarily. I was temped to raise the price a bit on this, considering it has Will Eisner’s own signature, and we cannot get any more. But I have to remind myself that we want to be as fair as possible to all customers—thus our policy is to keep new items at cover price regardless of their availability, and letting them sell out, first come, first served. **sigh** This of course does not apply to Rare & Out of Print.

Will Eisner Centennial Celebration (regular edition) is also available [WECCH. $49.99, your price $39.99].

The Book & Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes
Here is a book that is truly not for everyone. I am fascinated by the history of illustration—comics certainly grew out of that history, and some of our favorite artists were inspired by the likes of Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Well, you can continue to go further back in time and discover the very earliest days of fantasy artwork. In this case, we go back to the first days of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and examine the one member of the brotherhood who specialized in book and magazine illustration, rather than the more conventional exhibition paintings.

Arthur Hughes, if known at all, is most closely associated with the works of George Macdonald, whose most famous books included At the Back of the North Wind and The Princess and the Goblin. These were full-blown fantasy novels, and Hughes was the illustrator of choice. He also was very close to Christina Rossetti, the sister of artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Although he missed out on illustrating her most famous work, "Goblin Market", he did illustrate another fantasy book and several magazine pieces of hers.
Hughes had an amazingly long career, beginning in the late 1850s, creating illustrations that were engraved on wood to be printed in the early publications. And at the end of his career, he was working directly for modern photo-offset reproduction, his last book from 1915. He worked through an entire period of incredible change in the world of book and magazine publishing.
The author has indeed approached this excellent history from the view of those works that he created, using them to tell of the changing times from the mid-Victorian era all the way to the end of the Edwardian era when World War I was the final blow to an age. This book is wonderfully illustrated, fully footnoted, and obviously a work of great love and labor.

Rare and Out of Print
We’re working to get more rare books listed, and you can see all the latest ones on our home page in their new category. Still available as I write this are Silver Age of Comics Deluxe Signed ($200), Kacere (adult erotic art, $150 and $125), Wrightson’s A Look Back (one copy left at $200), Wrightson’s Reaper of Love & Others Deluxe Signed ($200), and Art of Olivia Limited Edition Book Set ($150). We have just one each of these, so are are subject to prior sale.

Coming up very shortly, if not already up: George Pratt’s No Man’s Land, Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis as well as his Tapestry Deluxe Signed, Pinocchio by Pierre Lambert, and Wrightson’s Frankenstein.

~ Bud

 

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