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.

Madmans Drum A novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward 2nd printing Nov 1930
Madmans Drum A novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward 2nd printing Nov 1930
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Original Woodcut Signed By Lynd Ward Limited Edition Faust lllustrated
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Gods Man A Novel in Woodcuts By Lynd Ward 1930 Fourth Printing Hardcover
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THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL Oscar Wilde 1928 Illustrated by Lynd Ward 1 2000 Rare
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Lynd Ward Black And White Woodblock Signed And Dated 1936
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Lynd Ward Storyteller Without Words 1st ed DJ 1974
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One of Us By Lynd Ward  Granville Hicks Signed 1935 1st Ed
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The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck by Alexander Laing 1934 1st Edition HC Lynd Ward Rare
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Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts (Library of America, Nos. 210 & 211)
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Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage
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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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