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.

1936 anti fascist Artists book Lynd Ward Max Weber Louis Lozowick etc
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SIGNED LYND WARD Goethe Faust 1 501 Double Signed by Alice Raphael NY 1930
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LITTLE BLACKNOSE SWIFT 1929 PIONEER TRAIN CHILDRENS BOOK LYND WARD ILLOs
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Prospectus for Lynd Wards Last Unfinished Wordless Novel 2001 Wordless Novels
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Lynd WARD Wild Pilgrimage Novel in Woodcuts American Literature 1967 1st ed
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The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
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Artist Lynd Ward VERTIGO First Edition 1937 Wood Cuts Engravings HC RARE DJ
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Lynd Ward May McNeer THE GOLDEN FLASH First Edition 1947
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Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels by Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri and Laurence Hyde
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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts
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The Biggest Bear
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