Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts, Lynd Ward, 1930, 5th Printing, Very Good

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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts
Lynd Ward
Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith
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Notes: Very Good, Fifth Printing, 8vo, 8 1/4" x 6." Printed and bound by the Plimpton Press of Norwood, Massachusetts. Fifth Printing, October 1930. Black and beige paper-covered boards backed with black cloth. Black lettering on beige paper spine label. Black-and-white illustration and title printed on front and back. Covers have bumped tips, slight edge wear, a slight lean toward the fore-edge if laid flat, some separation of the fabric at the paste down label on spine, and a moderate amount of darkening to paper portions, else clean and intact. Pages have slight toning, else pristine and intact. Unpaginated, 144 pp., including 139 black-and-white woodcuts. The groundbreaking wordless novel by Lynd Ward, (1905-1985), an American artist and novelist. Ward is best-known for his graphic style of woodcuts and wordless novels. _Gods' Man_ (1929) was the first American wordless novel and the precursor to the graphic novel. The narrative is told through 139 woodcuts that incorporate elements of Art Deco and Expressionism. The story unfolds when an unnamed protagonist, an artist, makes a deal with a mysterious stranger. In exchange for signing a contract, the artist receives a magic paintbrush.

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