New York: Random House, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. 230 images. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth with spiral and star-patterned decorations on the boards. Publisher's black top stain. With moderate rubbing to the extremities, and a faint bend to the front board. There is a 3/4" closed tear to the head of the backstrip along the front joint. The endpapers are a bit discolored, and the front pastedown has the partial remains of a previous owner's address label. Very good. Item #54984
"Vertigo" was the sixth of Ward's great wordless novels. "Vertigo" tells the story of the Great Depression through three intertwining stories of greed, love, death and despair. Ward produced six wordless novels between 1929 and 1937, and although Ward continued to be an in demand illustrator for the rest of his life, these early works find him at the absolute height of his creative and artistic powers.