Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel. Lynd Ward.
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel
Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel

Lynd Ward's Last Unfinished Wordless Novel

[Newark, NJ]: Rutgers University Libraries, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [27.5 cm] in grey cloth with gilt-stamped title on backstrip. No jacket as issued. Minor bumping to top fore-edge corners of covers, else Fine. Publisher's erratum laid in. Twenty-six woodcuts by Ward. Near fine. Item #60103

This work includes a three page introduction by Michael McCurdy, and a five page description of the unfinished blocks by Michael Joseph. This edition was limited to 100 numbered copies and 25 lettered copies; this is copy 32.

From the introduction: "With the previously unprinted engravings found in this book, we experience a 1960s attempt by Lynd Ward at a novel in wood - some thirty years after Vertigo, his last published woodcut story. He planned a sequence of forty-four blocks, but only twenty-six were complete enough to be included here. Although we can see the same eye-catching compositional strength in these blocks that characterize Ward's early work, his human figures are no longer art deco, and the pictures take on an increased display of textures."

Price: $2,500.00

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