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.

Gods Man A Novel Wood Cuts By Lynd Ward Sixth Printing September 1933
Gods Man A Novel Wood Cuts By Lynd Ward Sixth Printing September 1933
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Mad Mans Drum Lynd Ward Madmans 1930 first edtion graphic novel
Mad Mans Drum Lynd Ward Madmans 1930 first edtion graphic novel
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Limited Editions Club LEC Richard Hughes Innocent Voyage Lynd Ward Signed 1944
Limited Editions Club LEC Richard Hughes Innocent Voyage Lynd Ward Signed 1944
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Lynd Ward Six Novels In Woodcuts Library of America 2V Set 1st Edition 2010 NEW
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Original EMWashington Lynd Ward Woodcut
Original EMWashington Lynd Ward Woodcut
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FAUST A TRAGEDY Limited Edition8 of 501 SIGNED by LYND WARD and ALICE RAPHAEL
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Paul Revere Lynd Ward Illustrated 1946 First Edition + Dust Jacket Esther Forbes
Paul Revere Lynd Ward Illustrated 1946 First Edition + Dust Jacket Esther Forbes
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LYND WARD Wild Pilgrimage World Publishing 1967
LYND WARD Wild Pilgrimage World Publishing 1967
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