New York: Jonathan Cape; Harrison Smith, 1930. First trade edition. Hardcover. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 black cloth over black and white pictorial paper over boards with a paper title label on the spine. With the publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. The spine is rolled and the boards are moderately rubbed at the edges. There is a brief contemporary gift inscription on the front flyleaf. In the dust jacket, with occasional closed and open tears in the edges. The deepest tear is closed, backed with tape, and measures 2" long. The spine of the jacket is darkened and a bit moisture stained. Dance 005. Very good / good +. Item #53225
Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985) was an American artist most famous for his wood engravings — in particular, his novels without words, in which he tells a story only with woodcuts. His style mixes Art Deco with German Expressionism. This is the second of Ward's six wordless novels.