New York: Jonathan Cape, . First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book. Spine a bit rolled and slight wear at the corners, but overall a bright, fresh copy. Bound in striking pictorial boards with a black cloth spine, pictorial paper spine. Black top-stain and black endpapers. Ward's first woodcut novel, with illustrations on every page, and not a single word of text.
"It seems natural now to think of Lynd Ward as one of America's most distinguished and accomplished graphic novelists...Ward trafficked in time, by inviting the eye to rest on each isolated composition -- unsullied by written language" (The Paris Review). His graphic novels continue to be an inspiration within the genre, inviting artists to consider the darker human tendencies that can be expressed visually and wordlessly. (Item #4554)