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John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s <em>Finnegans Wake</em>
John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Enchanting drawings bring to life “a book that has to be experienced rather than fully understood.”

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Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Friendship, and Acceptance
Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Friendship, and Acceptance

A charming celebration of camaraderie across cultures.

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Hello, New York: Julia Rothman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Gotham’s Five Boroughs
Hello, New York: Julia Rothman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Gotham’s Five Boroughs

From bodegas to bras, a visual serenade to Gotham’s emblems and eccentricities.

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A Picture-Book Like No Other
A Picture-Book Like No Other

The gloriously illustrated story of an errand turned adventure turned existential parable.

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Salvador Dalí’s Sinister and Sensual Paintings for Dante’s <em>Divine Comedy</em>
Salvador Dalí’s Sinister and Sensual Paintings for Dante’s Divine Comedy

From Heaven to Hell in melting faces and flying bones.

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Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations
Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations

“There is always something to celebrate…”

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