Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts
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 boards are lightly soiled, and there is a small stain along the top edge of the front board. The underlying boards are exposed briefly along the edges. Dance 005. Very good. Item #56671
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.