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By John Fleskes. Essays by Nick Meglin and Gary Gianni. Joseph Clement Coll defined the look of adventure illustration. No one has ever captured the menace of the Devil Doctor or Athelstan King’s journeys into mystic lands the way Coll did. The struggle between the gallant Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his archnemesis the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu in Sax Rohmer’s classic sagas breathe and move on the page. Every nuance of form and fantasy one could imagine is evoked in Talbot Mundy’s incredible tale of intrigue, King of the Khyber Rifles. These epic encounters of heroes and villains locked in combat make up only a small portion of the nearly 250 illustrations in this — the largest collection of Joseph Clement Coll’s art ever produced. Flesk Publications, 2004. Out of Print. Condition: Very Fine/ As New.

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Joseph Clement Coll defined the look of adventure illustration. No one has ever captured the menace of the Devil Doctor or Athelstan King’s journeys into mystic lands the way Coll did. The struggle between the gallant Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his archnemesis the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu in Sax Rohmer’s classic sagas breathe and move on the page. Every nuance of form and fantasy one could imagine is evoked in Talbot Mundy’s incredible tale of intrigue, King of the Khyber Rifles. These epic encounters of heroes and villains locked in combat make up only a small portion of the nearly 250 illustrations in this — the largest collection of Joseph Clement Coll’s art ever produced.

For twenty short years, until his untimely death from appendicitis at the age of 41, Coll’s expressive draughtsmanship graced the pages of The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, Everybody’s Magazine, and other famous magazines bringing form to the printed word and inspiration to a generation of artists. Always the consummate storyteller, Coll never let his art detract from the works he illustrated; however, only the best stories could stand up to Coll’s unique artistic interpretations and seemingly limitless repertoire of expressive pen lines. Whatever a writer envisioned (no matter how extraordinary or fantastic) could be realized by Coll’s boundless imagination and rapier pen.

Most of the 236 black & white and 15 color pieces in this second volume on Coll were reprinted for the first time in decades. Many of these illustrations were shot from the original drawings — including eight sketches that have never been reproduced previously. Here are incredible illustrations by one of the world’s greatest artists at the pinnacle of his career. It is art so expressive, so powerful that it will grab you and drag you wholly into whatever world Coll’s imagination, and pen, chooses to go to next.
Note: This is an out of print, used and/or rare book. Very Fine/ As New.

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