The Fade-Away Lady: A Collector's Guide to Coles Phillips and Valentine Sandberg

by Norman I. Platnick.

It's back -- and better! It's been out of print for the past two years, but Enchantment Ink is pleased to introduce a brand-new, full-color version 5.0 of "The Fade-Away Lady: A Collector's Guide to Coles Phillips and Valentine Sandberg." By far the most comprehensive work ever produced on Coles Phillips, "The Fade-Away Lady" includes almost 500 color (plus over 100 B&W) images. Included are every known magazine cover, magazine illustration, advertisement, postcard, poster stamp, book, book illustration, calendar, print, blotter, trolley car sign, poster, etc., by both Phillips and Valentine Sandberg (probably the best of the many contemporary imitators of Phillips' fade-away style). The 184 8.5x11, velo-bound pages include a comprehensive ad identifier (allowing individual ad page tear-sheets to be identified by their source magazine), and a detailed index/price guide. New in this version are some terrific recent discoveries, including the only known yard long print by Phillips! Reviews of the earlier, B&W versions of this book in the Antique Trader and Antique Week said: "As a source for the works of Coles Phillips, this book is unmatched. ... The extensive listings make this book an essential part of any collector's library." Now it's bigger, better, and in color!

The cost to US addresses is $45 by Media Mail or $50 by Priority Mail. Outside the US, contact us for a shipping quote.

Note: If ordered and shipped together with another Enchantment Ink guide, deduct $5 from the total; if ordered together with two or more other guides, deduct $8 from the total (to obtain the discount, please email a list of the books you want, and whether you prefer media mail or priority mail shipping, to norm@enchantmentink.com, and an invoice for payment will be sent via PayPal). NY residents must include sales tax. Payments gladly accepted via PayPal to norm@enchantmentink.com


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