New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, December, 1929. Second edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 black cloth over illustrated boards with a paper label on the backstrip. Publisher's black top stain. Black endpapers. The covers and spine label are age-toned. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and there are a couple of short splits in the cloth at the head of the backstrip. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Dance 002. Very good. Item #61863
The first of Ward's six wordless novels that is told exclusively through 144 striking woodcut illustrations. Lynd Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well. "Gods' Man," a modern morality play, was the work that built his reputation. It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make.
This copy is signed by Lynd Ward on the half title.