New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, (1929). First printing. Woodcuts. Hardcover. Octavo. 144 unnumbered leaves. Very good. Some slight rubbing to board edges and an area of upper board, shallow bumps to head and heel of spine. Overall a bright and sound copy.
Lynd Ward's first book and the first wordless novel published in America. The Faustian tale of an artist who exchanges his soul for a paintbrush with magical powers, told in 139 uncaptioned woodblock prints.