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Gods' Man, Plate 47--- 1929, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 5 1/16 x 3 inches (129 x 76 mm); sheet size 6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches (172 x 111 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 1 1/16 inches). Printer's crease in the bottom right sheet corner, just touching the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created by Lynd Ward for his narrative book of illustrations without words, Gods' Man, published by Jonathan Cape and Smith, New York, 1929. Illustrated in Storyteller without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974.

$450.


Gods' Man, Plate 86--- 1929, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 5 1/16 x 3 1/8 inches (129 x 79 mm); sheet size 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches (168 x 114 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

From Lynd Ward's narrative book of illustrations without words, Gods' Man, published by Jonathan Cape and Smith, New York, 1929. Illustrated in Storyteller without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974.

$450.


Vertigo 18--- 1929, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 3 1/2 x 2 inches (89 x 51 mm); sheet size 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches (121 x 83 mm). Scarce.

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (9/16 x 11/16 inch), in excellent condition.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: the Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

$500.


Untitled (The New Adam)--- 1932, Wood Engraving.

Edition 20. Signed, dated and numbered 18/20 in pencil.

Image size 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches (156 x 95 mm); sheet size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (222 x 171 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with full margins (7/8 to 1 3/4 inch), on tissue-thin Japan, in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for the book Now That the Gods are Dead by Llewelyn Powys. Ex. collection Sylvan Cole.

SOLD


Vertigo (Financial District, plate 48)--- 1932, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 5 x 3 1/2 inches (127 x 89 mm); sheet size 9 x 6 3/8 inches (171 x 162 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins ( 1 3/8 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

$450.


Vertigo (Under the El, plate 56)--- 1932, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 5 x 3 1/2 inches (127 x 89 mm); sheet size 9 x 6 1/2 inches (229 x 165 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches). Masking tape tabs remains in the top left and top right margins, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

$550.


Vertigo 80--- 1935, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 3 1/2 x 5 inches (89 x 8127 mm); sheet size 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (168 x 124 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 7/8 inch), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

$550.


Vertigo 190 --- 1935, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 3 1/2 x 5 inches (89 x 8127 mm); sheet size 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (168 x 124 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (9/16 to 1 1/8 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: the Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

$500.


Vertigo 230 --- 1935, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed in pencil.

Image size 3 1/2 x 5 inches (89 x 8127 mm); sheet size 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches (168 x 124 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 1 1/8 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created for Lynd Ward’s narrative book of illustrations without words, Vertigo, Random House, New York, 1937. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974.

SOLD


Wild Pilgrimage, No. 24--- 1932, Wood Engraving.

Edition not stated but less than 40. Signed and dated in pencil.

Image size 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (165 x 114 mm); sheet size 9 x 6 7/8 inches (229 x 175 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue thin cream Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Created by Lynd Ward for his narrative book of illustrations without words, Wild Pilgrimage, published by Harrison Smith and Robert Hass, Inc. New York,1932. Illustrated in Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry Abrams, New York, 1974. Ex. collection Sylvan Cole.

SOLD


Wild Pilgrimage, No. 26--- 1932, Wood Engraving.

Edition not stated, but less than 40. Signed in pencil.

Image size 5 x 4 1/2 inches (127 x 114 mm); sheet size 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches (244 x 168 mm).

A fine, black impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with margins (1 1/16 to 3 3/16 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

From Lynd Ward's narrative book of illustrations without words Wild Pilgrimage, published by Harrison Smith and Robert Hass, Inc. New York, 1932. Illustrated in Storyteller without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974.

$650.


Bridges at Echo Bay--- 1947, Wood Engraving.

Edition small. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 5 7/16 x 9 7/8 inches (138 x 251 mm); sheet size 8 13/16 x 13 1/2 inches (224 x 343 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream Japan, with full margins (1 1/2 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition.

$450.


Undercliff--- 1948, Wood Engraving.

Edition 200. Signed and dated in pencil.

Image size 8 x 6 inches (203 x 152 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (318 x 238 mm).

A fine, black impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 3 inches). Minor rippling to the sheet; tape stains in the top left and right sheet corners, well away from the image; otherwise in excellent condition. Contained in the original Woodcut Society presentation folder.

1948 Presentation Print, Thirty-fourth publication of the Woodcut Society.

'Undercliff' is the name of the small town where Ward resided which is situated under the Palisade cliff, along the Hudson River.

Reproduced: Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974; James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, Czestochowski, 1990.

Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Auckland Art Gallery, College of Wooster Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, de Young Museums of San Francisco.

SOLD


Corral: Tres Cumbres--- 1953, Wood Engraving.

Edition 200. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 7 x 11 7/8 inches (178 x 303 mm); sheet size 11 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches (295 x 352 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream wove paper, with wide margins (3/4 to 3 1/8 inches); original brown paper tape remains in the top right sheet corner, otherwise in excellent condition.

1953-54 Presentation Print, Forty-fourth publication of the Woodcut Society.

Reproduced: Storyteller Without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974; James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, Czestochowski, 1990.

Collections: Boston Public Libraries, de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Consortium, New York Public Library.

SOLD

Southwest, Corral, Mexican Ranch

Man Climbing--- c.1959, Wood Engraving.

Signed and titled in pencil. Dedicated For Jill and Matt in pencil.

Image size 14 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches (359 x 156 mm); sheet size 17 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (454 x 210 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on tissue-thin cream Japan, with margins (3/4 to 2 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Illustrated in Storyteller without Words: The Wood Engravings of Lynd Ward, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1974.

$450.


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