Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930. Early printing. [264pp] Square octavo [22 cm] Black cloth with titles stamped in red on the front board and backstrip. Publisher's red top stain. Good plus. The spine is heavily rolled, the cloth at the spine ends is chipped and frayed, and the underlying boards are exposed at the gently bumped corners. Item #42298
Regarded by many as Gross's finest work. This is an early American example of the wordless novel, a story told entirely through pen and ink drawings. This work is considered to be a light hearted spoof of Lynd Ward's Gods' Man, which was published the previous year.