New York: Abrams, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. 255pp. Octavo [24.2cm]. Illustrated paper-covered boards. Spine rolled. Rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Corners slightly bumped, back tail fore-edge corner board exposed. Very good -. Item #58369
Wordless books - stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black-and-white woodcuts - were imaginatively illustrated, powerful, and iconic, and as relevant to the world of today as they wer when they were first published. David A Beronä places these works in the context of their time, and the context of ours, creating a scholarly collection of significance in the burgeoning field of comics and comics history. "Wordless Books; The Original Graphic Novels" covers the period of 1918 through 1951, and includes the works of: Helena Bocho áková-Dittrichová, William Gropper, Milt Gross, Laurence Hyde, Frans Masereel, Otto Nückel, Giacomo Patri, e.o plauen, István Szegedi-Szüts, Myron Waldman, and Lynd Ward. -- From back of book.