Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45478
SIGNED. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth with illustrated boards and a paper title label on the backstrip. Publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. Near fine.
This copy is inscribed by Lynd Ward on the half- title page. The first of Ward's six wordless novels that is told exclusively through 144 striking woodcut illustrations. Lynd Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well. "Gods' Man," a modern morality play, was the work that built his reputation. It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make.