New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 1st edition, thus. Cloth. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. Lacking the slipcase. 4to., ix, 259 pp., illustrated with wood engravings in the text text and plates. Blue cloth with wood cut illustrated paper title label wrapped around both boards and spine. Top edge coated black. Tips rubbed, some wear at the spine's crown and tail. Paste downs and end papers facing beginning to tone. Very Good. Item #26116
Lynd Kendall Ward (1905 - 1985) was an American artist and novelist, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint. Winner of the Caldecott Award.