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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2012, 07:53:16 PM »
Here's a cool illo by Peter Caras using Steve Holland as a model who modeled for James Bama's Doc Savage:



here's a very cool Dracula by Mr Caras:


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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2012, 12:41:15 AM »

I remember that "Dracula" cover. Unfortunately, I never owned that edition.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2012, 12:20:47 PM »
I've probably seen many Caras covers and thought they were Bama...........

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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2012, 12:31:40 PM »
I've probably seen many Caras covers and thought they were Bama...........

Me, too, Buddy....

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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2012, 01:09:32 PM »
You've also got Bob Larkin painting in Bama's style as well on later editions...

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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2012, 02:15:08 PM »
One really old book I would like to get my hands on is Dante's Inferno with the original artwork by Gustave Dore.
Somewhere I've got an old Italian translation of Paradise lost with Dore illustrations.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2012, 07:43:25 PM »
I just picked up a 1943 cookbook based on Ration Points.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2012, 07:47:34 PM »
Somewhere I've got an old Italian translation of Paradise lost with Dore illustrations.

I bought a book that collects a lot of Dore's Biblical illustrations. Sad thing is, you're seeing the work of the etcher after he etched Dore's work. There were good etchers and bad, just like there are good and bad inkers for comic books.

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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2012, 08:22:51 PM »
I've got a great, big coffee-table edition of Lewis Carroll's two "Alice" books in a single volume, illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2012, 01:44:39 AM »
I bought a book that collects a lot of Dore's Biblical illustrations. Sad thing is, you're seeing the work of the etcher after he etched Dore's work. There were good etchers and bad, just like there are good and bad inkers for comic books.

Exactly why I more than likely cannot afford those books right now. Dore's work is definitely up there in my top artists of all time category. For sure.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2012, 09:40:21 PM »
Got my hands on a first edition biography by Bram Stoker about Henry Irving, the famous actor who was Stoker's boss and rumored to be one of the inspirations for Big D!

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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2012, 09:53:51 PM »
I have been building my personal library for years and I love really old books. Anyone else? Anybody have some cool ones?

I don't really collect them but do have a couple LongFellow books that are around a 100 years old. Both for sale.
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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2012, 10:57:50 PM »
STILL collecting!  I just snagged a copy of Michael Arlen's LILY CHRISTINE.  I also have Frankau's CHRISTOPHER STRONG, John Calsworthy's OVER THE RIVER, Maugham's play THE SACRED FLAME, C.L. Anthony's play SERVICE, and Dorothy Massingham's play THE LAKE.  Three other recent aquisitions are  the plays OVERTURE and LIBEL and the novelisation of LIBEL.   All fascinating, and beautiful!
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2012, 08:00:36 AM »
The latest edition to my library: "Phantasms Of The Dead or True Ghost Stories" from a series called "The Occult And Psychical Sciences" from 1920.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2012, 02:22:18 PM »
Some of my most prized books have to do with great artists. I have one of the original signed and numbered (#134 of 250) slipcase hardbacks of "Bernie Wrightson: A Look Back". It came with a great print called "Don't Look Back". I've had that print framed and displayed for over 30 years. I also have "Icon", "Testament", and "Legacy", featuring the art of the immortal Frank Frazetta. Also have a number of hardback Charles Addams books reprinting his awesome work from "The New Yorker". And, I collect any books having to do with monster mags/monster comics. Some are "Warren Companion", "Gathering Horror", "Tales Of Terror/The EC Companion", "Skywald Horror Mood", "The Weird World Of Eerie Publications", "The Great Monster Magazines", etc. Plus, Lovecraft and Howard paperbacks, and shelves of books covering horror and sci-fi movies.
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Re: Anyone collect old books?
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2012, 02:22:18 PM »