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.

Song Without Words LYND WARD Signed Limited First Edition 1936 Copy 775 1250
Song Without Words LYND WARD Signed Limited First Edition 1936 Copy 775 1250
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Vertigo  A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward 2009 Paperback
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COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Alexandre Dumas Lynd Ward Illustrations Heritage Press
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Alexandre Dumas Lynd Ward Illustrations Heritage Press
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Ward Lynd GODS MAN 1929 Illustrated 1st ed
Ward Lynd GODS MAN 1929 Illustrated 1st ed
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IMPASSIONED CLAY Llewelyn Powys Woodcut by Lynd Ward First Edition 1931
IMPASSIONED CLAY Llewelyn Powys Woodcut by Lynd Ward First Edition 1931
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Gods Man SIGNED by Lynd Ward First Edition 1929 A Novel in Woodcuts
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Gods Man Lynd Ward First Edition Second Printing
Gods Man Lynd Ward First Edition Second Printing
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Ward Lynd ORIGINAL WOODCUT PORTRAIT OF ART YOUNG 1941
Ward Lynd ORIGINAL WOODCUT PORTRAIT OF ART YOUNG 1941
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Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts (Library of America, Nos. 210 & 211)
Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts (Library of America, Nos. 210 & 211)
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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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The Biggest Bear
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Vertigo: A Novel in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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