Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 255pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] in quarter red cloth over black boards with gilt spine title red cover device. Small, faint dampstain to spine at foot; bump to front board upper corner; front hinge cracked (but holding), light mustiness. Good. Item #57037
Introduction by Rockwell Kent. A wordless novel in the tradition of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward that tells the story of an island in the South Pacific (clearly Bikini Atoll although the author states otherwise in the introduction) and the idyllic and simple lives of the native inhabitants whose lives change dramatically with the arrival of a [U.S.] military presence and atomic testing. One of the most dramatic and chilling wordless novels ever produced.