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  1. SPECTRUM Volume 5

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Sale Price $17.95

    Spectrum 5, originally published in 1998 and now in its second edition, celebrates world-class fantasy art in a variety of media. Each work was selected by an award-winning jury of artists, designers, and art directors, and each image includes the size, title, and medium employed. Artists include such masters as Don Maitz, Michael Whelan, Jeffrey Jones, Alex Ross, Barry Windsor-Smith, David Bowers, Greg Spalenka, Kent Williams, Rick Berry, John Jude Palencar, and James Gurney. Learn More

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Sale Price $14.99

    A collector’s edition of both of Lewis Carroll’s Alice fantasies: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass, plus several other Carroll works such as the epic-length fantasy poem, The Hunting of the Snark-- published as a separate book in 1876 with illustrations by Henry Holiday, which are all included here. Also: letters, poems and a biography of Carroll. Over 100 black and white illustrations plus a handsome gilt and silver-embossed cover. Art by Sir John Tenniel (and Arthur Rackham, but these alone are poorly reproduced). Learn More
  3. THE DIVINE COMEDY Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso

    Regular Price: $30.00

    Sale Price $14.99

    Dante’s masterpiece of literature is well matched by the peerless art of Gustave Doré. Dante and his guides, Virgil and Beatrice, journey through Hell in an allegory of the passage of the soul through the Afterlife. The illustrations were drawn or painted by Doré, then engraved in either steel or wood. They have rarely been out of print since their first publication in the 1860s. His artwork perfectly complements the movement from the darkness and horror of tormented souls in Hell, through to the light—Paradise Regained. Nicely reproduced. Handsome gilt and silver embossed hardcover. Learn More
  4. IMAGINATION The Art & Technique of David A. Cherry Signed Hurt

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Sale Price $50.00

    David Cherry's best science fiction and fantasy book covers and other work. An entire section is devoted to his technique. There are many paintings for his sister C.J. Cherryh's novels (they spell their names differently), including the Chanur series plus a look at astronomical paintings. 43 full-page color plates, plus b&w drawings. This slipcased version is signed and limited to 1200 copies. Learn More
  5. DINOMANIA The Lost Art of Winsor McCay

    Regular Price: $95.00

    Sale Price $39.95

    An impressive, king-sized book that was rather expensive originally, but now a true bargain. Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to this genre--including McCay's own Gertie the Dinosaur animated shorts-- the animation in 1933's King Kong, tracing our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades. Wonderful reproduction, dozens of previously unseen "lost" full color McCay pages from 1937, plus wonderful "Dino" strips direct from proofs. Breathtakingly designed, each page is overflowing with amazing imagery--most rarely seen or never seen before. Very, very cool. Learn More

    Regular Price: $35.00

    Sale Price $24.99

    A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book & pulp covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines. Companion to and same format as Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction. Roots in Gothic literature move into the 20th century, movies of Peter Jackson, streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic myths discover the path through the 1930s pulps; the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Learn More
  7. ELFIN RHYMES By Norman

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Sale Price $14.95

    This charming children's book, written by an anonymous author known only as "Norman," was first published in 1900 and is now extremely rare. It features 11 rhymes that capture the mysterious and sometimes ridiculous world of goblins, witches and fairies. Naughty imps and elves love to play pranks, tease and make mischief on humans, animals and one another. And while few of these fairy tales have a happy ending, all of them offer the reader a moral lesson of sorts. Each verse is accompanied by several drawings by illustrator Carton Moorepark in either one, two or three simple colors. Learn More
  8. DON'T HAVE FEELINGS, DON'T MAKE A SCENE The Art of Skinner Signed

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Sale Price $24.95

    A new chapter in the extraordinary and unorthodox career of the artist known as Skinner. Take a vibrant, neon tour through the travels, shows, experiments, friends, and strange career of an American visionary freak, inspired by Jack Kirby and pre-code horror comics, Lovecraft and Cthulhu monsters. Skinner’s wild, graphic explorations take form in multiple media, including statues and animation for Adult Swim and the band Mastadon, plus his own experimental art show, "Drawing with Skinner." Learn More

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    Sale Price $9.95

    One hundred posters, a great many fresh and entirely new to us, from this amazing period. Some proclaimed in bold type that “Victory of the Allies is assured” and featured stalwart British soldiers alongside exaggerated enemy figures. Others, however, hung on the walls of bus and railway stations, town halls, and pubs, called for continued self-sufficiency, urging Britons to raise chickens, conserve and repair, join the Wacs and Wrens. As the threat of espionage became extreme, posters cautioned soldiers and civilians alike against talking about the war: “Furtive Fritz is always listening” warned one; another, “Keep mum―she’s not so dumb.” Learn More
  10. LINLEY SAMBOURNE Illustrator and Punch Cartoonist

    Regular Price: $50.00

    Sale Price $19.95

    For more than forty years Linley Sambourne was a draftsman for the premiere English satire magazine Punch. He rose to ‘First Cartoonist’ in his final decade, a significant contributor to late Victorian and Edwardian political satire. He also illustrated Kingsley's Water Babies and Friends and Foes from Fairyland. A hundred years on, the distinguished scholar Leonee Ormond has written an illuminating biography, using Sambourne’s own copious records preserved in his house in Kensington, London—now a museum. Includes three nude photographs of his well-known models. Learn More

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