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.

1966 BOOK GODS MAN A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS BY LYND WARD
1966 BOOK GODS MAN A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS BY LYND WARD
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For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway LEC Illust Signed Lynd Ward 1942
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway LEC Illust Signed Lynd Ward 1942
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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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Lynd Ward Six Novels In Woodcuts Library of America 2V Set 1st Edition 2010 NEW
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Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais Lynd Ward illus 1942
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais Lynd Ward illus 1942
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THE BIGGEST BEAR by Lynd Ward 1952 HB Caldecott First Edition
THE BIGGEST BEAR by Lynd Ward 1952 HB Caldecott First Edition
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Americas Robert E Lee by Henry Steele Commager Lynd Ward
Americas Robert E Lee by Henry Steele Commager Lynd Ward
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Edmund Burke On Conciliation with the Colonies 1975 Signed by Lynd Ward LEC
Edmund Burke On Conciliation with the Colonies 1975 Signed by Lynd Ward LEC
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