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 ends are gently bruised. In a dust jacket, with darkening (more pronounced on the spine), two short closed, creased tears to the top edge, and a small moisture stain on the spine. Despite these flaws, the jacket is quite attractive. Dance 005. Very good / very good. Item #54992
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.