Art Deco Ex Libris by Lynd Ward

Lynd Ward bookplate

Lynd Ward bookplate

This striking Art Deco bookplate entitled “Creation” and used by a certain David Adams is by Chicago-born Lynd Ward (1905 – 1985), the American artist and illustrator best known for his wood engraving and his work in launching the graphic novel in the United States.

Ward published six graphic novels starting with the Art Deco and Expressionist-inspired Gods' Man, which was released the week of the 1929 stock market crash, and went on to influence generations of artists in all fields including the Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg.

His final graphic novel Vertigo was published in 1937 and he left one more incomplete wordless novel at the time of his death.

This particular ex libris is pasted into a 1931 First American Edition of The Waves by Virginia Woolf, published by Harcourt, Brace and Company.

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Easton Press Leather illustrator Lynd Ward
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Easton Press Leather illustrator Lynd Ward
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Vertigo A Novel in Woodcuts By Lynd Ward First Edition Harvard Estate Find
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GODS MAN A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS by Lynd Ward 1st 2nd Hardcover  Graphic novel
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