Results 1 – 16 of 16 GODS MAN: A NOVEL IN WOODCUTS by Ward, Lynd and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Find Gods’ Man by Ward, Lynd at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. The most important work of American artist and illustrator Lynd Ward, “Gods’ Man ” is a powerfully evocative novel, told entirely through woodcuts. Ward (

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Showing best matches Show all copies. What makes Biblio different? Sign In Register Help Cart. This copy of Gods’ Man offered for sale by Royoung bookseller, Inc. Gods’ Man By Ward, Lynd. Rebound in half black morocco and marbled boards, backstrip titled in silver with the top edge in matching silver treatment. Ward’s first woodcut novel. Limited editions, copy 46 of signed by Lynd Ward, with an original wood cut on Japanese tissue, pulled by Ward laid-in, from blocks made for Gods’ Man, and signed by him in pencil.

The latter one of the larger images in the novel: Interior contents clean and crisp. Tall octavo, largely unopened, with slipcase. By the Aldus Printers and bound by the J. Each copy is Signed by the Author.

This copy is Number 12″ and Signed. First published in November to robust sales. Unpaginated, with woodcut illustrations printed one-side only. Black cloth with small mounted illustration, paper spine label, black endpapers; top edge gilt, others uncut. Fine copy housed in a slightly scuffed black card slipcase with black felt lining, otherwise very good. The Aldus Printers and J.

This is number Black cloth with black end papers in exceptionally good condition, with paper labels lnd spine and front board. One spot on the spine goss in the accompanying photograph and two light scratches on the front cover. The binding is tight and square; the pages are crisp and clean; bookplate of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Signed by Ward on the copyright page.

Brier Hill Gallery Published: Special edition of printed from the woodblocks. Signed, limited edition of copies for sale. Owner’s name on lund.

The original copyright is ; this is the first and only printing of the limited edition. Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, [ ]. Inscribed and signed by the author. Black cloth backed, illustrated paper covered boards. Head of spine lightly nicked; board edges worn through paper in several places, especially at corners; a couple of minor stains on covers.


Interior quite clean and tight.

A very nice copy signed and dated Insurance required to ship this item. Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, First edition, third printing.

Signed by Lynd Ward on the half title page. Lightly rubbed at edges, spine cloth mildly rubbed at top. Spine title label toned and lightly lifting at top corner. A lovely, signed copy of the first American warc novel. Quarter black cloth with decorated boards and paper label on back strip. Covers are generally clean with shelf wear to bottom edges of the boards. The spine is sound and the label is darkened and discolored. sard

Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

Binding is square and tight, slightly cocked; pages are crisp and clean with black publisher’s stain to top edges. Overall very good condition. Very good with general wear; light wear to top and bottom of spine. Jonathan Cape And Harrison Smith, Staterd Fifth Printing, October Arroyo Seco Books Published: A good copy only in the publisher’s illustrated paper over boards with black cloth spine and applied label.

Hinges tender, but holding. A serviceable copy of Ward’s wordless masterpiece in woodcuts, lacking the scarce jacket. Cleveland Book Company Published: A wqrd fine copy in a very good dustjacket. This copy is signed by Ward on the half-title page–signature only. Other glds a couple of specs on the black rear board and some light foxing on the top page edge–this would be a fine copy. A story book in woodcuts–Lynd Ward –a novel done entirely in dark brooding woodcuts–carved instead of written–unpaginated hods original to the author.

Stated first printing on the copyright page. Classic First Editions Published: Goda Edition, Sixth Printing. Octavo; unpaginated; VG-; Sun faded ware spine with black lettering to beige label; cloth shows slight sunning to edges of boards; text block has previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, light ink to half-title, slight lnyd to front gutter, deckled edges; illustrated with black and white woodcuts; RL Consignment; shelved case A wordless novel by American artist Lynd Wardpublished in It is the first of Ward’s six wordless novels, and is the first American wordless novel.

The woodblock prints tell the Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush. Second Story Books Published: A tight solid book despite its wear to the edges; first endpaper has a small chip to the top; slightly cocked. Still very readable and such a gorgeous book. Quarto [29 cm] Black cloth over boards with a silver stamped title on kan spine, and a brown and white pictorial label on the front cover.


Cover design by Jacob McMurray. The gosd of the covers and preliminary pages are gently bumped, the top fore edge corner of the rear cover a bit more prominently. There are a couple of creases in the front free endpaper. The longer crease measures 5″ long. With a dust jacket showing only minor edge wear. The first of Ward’s six wordless novels that is told exclusively through striking woodcut illustrations.

With a preface by Barry Moser, and an introduction two essays by Lynd Ward.

Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

Number 38 in an edition limited to copies for sale. Signed by Barry Moser on the limitation page.

With a facsimile of Lynd Ward’s signature on the limitation page as well. First Edition, Early Printing. Publisher’s black top stain.

Gentle rubbing to extremities. Eard Ward was not only a talented printmaker, but he was a socially-conscious storyteller as well.

It depicts the deadly bargaining of the soul that a struggling young artist is willing to make. Subtle age toning to boards. Short, neat contemporary gift inscription on the second front free endsheet.

Barbers Pynd and Booksellers Condition: Good binding and cover. Slight red discoloration to cover. In captionless woodblock prints aard tells the Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paintbrush.

Gods’ Man was the first American wordless novel, and is seen as a precursor of, and influence on, the development of the graphic novel. First Edition, Third Printing. Cloth-backed with printed paper-covered boards and spine label; less edgewear than usual with this book; book has a slight forward lean; the contents are very clean and bright, free of any previous owner marks of any kind.

This is a handsome early printing. Michael Pyron, Bookseller Published: Hard cover, 4th printing. Has some minor rubbing to the edges of the boards, gift inscription and minor paperclip wrinkle to front end pages, otherwise VG condition with no dust jacket, as issued.

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