WARD, Lynd Gods' Man London, Jonathan Cape, 1930.
8vo. Original black cloth spine over printed boards, with printed paper spine label; unpaginated; a very good copy with rubbed edges to both covers but a sturdy binding and clean plates.
First edition, second printing. Told over the course of 139 sinister woodblock engravings, God's Man is often cited as America's first wordless novel (and thus a precursor to the graphic novel as we know it today). The narrative tells of a struggling artist who makes a doomed pact with the devil in exchange for a magical paintbrush, and we all know how that story ends. Ward's style is incredibly distinctive and evocative, and this book is proving increasingly difficult to source in recent years.