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.

Lynd Ward MADMANS DRUM A Novel in Woodcuts 1st Edition 1930 Literature
Lynd Ward MADMANS DRUM A Novel in Woodcuts 1st Edition 1930 Literature
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Prospectus for Lynd Wards Last Unfinished Wordless Novel 2001
Prospectus for Lynd Wards Last Unfinished Wordless Novel 2001
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The Gold Rush by May McNeer illustrated by Lynd Ward 1944 childrens book
The Gold Rush by May McNeer illustrated by Lynd Ward 1944 childrens book
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Lynd Ward Gods Man 1930
Lynd Ward Gods Man 1930
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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO SET by Dumas 1941 With LYND WARD ILLUSTRATION SIGNED
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO SET by Dumas 1941 With LYND WARD ILLUSTRATION SIGNED
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Lynd Ward Print Images  Broadsides
Lynd Ward Print Images Broadsides
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Heritage Press LIKE NEW Canterbury Tales Beowulf Lynd Ward w Sandglass
Heritage Press LIKE NEW Canterbury Tales Beowulf Lynd Ward w Sandglass
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1930 HOT COUNTRIES Alec Waugh Lynd Ward Woodcuts ART DECO Tahiti Ceylon NUDE
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Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts
Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts
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Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels by Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri and Laurence Hyde
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)
Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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Frankenstein: The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition
Frankenstein: The Lynd Ward Illustrated Edition
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