New York: Abrams, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 255 pp. [24.5 cm.] Orange and sand-colored boards with woodcut illustration on front cover. No dust jacket as issued. NEW. Item #13855
From back cover: "Wordless books - stories from the early part of the twentieth centery told in black-and-white woodcuts - were imaginatively illustrated, powerful, and iconic, and as relevant to the world of today as they were when they were first published. David A. Berona places these works in the context of their time, and in the context of ours, creating a scholarly collection of significance in the burgeoning field of comics and comics history. Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels covers the period of 1918 through 1951, and includes the works of: Helen a Bochorakova-Dittrichova, William Gropper, Milt Gross, Laurence Hyde, Frans Masereel, Otto Nuckel, Giacomo Patri, e.o plauen, Istvan Szegedi Szuts, Myron Waldman, and Lynd Ward." No dust jacket, as issued. Introduction by Peter Kuper.