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.

Frankenstein Shelley Lynd Ward 1934 Slipcase Harrison Smith
Frankenstein Shelley Lynd Ward 1934 Slipcase Harrison Smith
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LYND WARD Lithographs The American Indian Story 1st ed1963 by May Mcneer ExLib
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Lynd Ward book Vertigo woodcuts 1937
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Lynd Ward GODS MAN A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS First Edition 1929
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Ward Lynd Mad Mans Drum
Ward Lynd Mad Mans Drum
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Lynd Ward book Vertigo woodcuts 1937
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Gods man a novel in woodcuts Lynd Ward 1929 1st edition Illustrated
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MAD MANS DRUM Lynd Ward 1930 Second Printing First Edition WOODCUT NOVEL
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