New York: Random House, 1936. Limited Edition, #1183/1250. Octavo, unpaginated; VG: bound in 1/4 parchment vellum with rose-gold foil boards and red lettering on spine; housed in publisher's VG- matching slipcase; Slipcase has some age toning, staining, and general shelfwear: Boards are strong, some spots have mild rubbing where foil is faded or no longer present, age toning down spine, front paste down has bookplate previous owner's name and date, some glue stains extending onto ffep; #1183/1250 signed by Lynd Ward; Illustrated by Lynd Ward with twenty-one engravings printed in black; shelved case 2.
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Song Without Words: A Book of Engravings on Wood is a wordless novel of 1936 by American artist Lynd Ward (1905–1985). Executed in twenty-one wood engravings, it was the fifth and shortest of the six wordless novels Ward completed, produced while working on the last and longest, Vertigo (1937). The story concerns the anxiety an expectant mother feels over bringing a child into a world under the threat of fascism—anxieties Ward and writer May McNeer were then feeling over McNeer's pregnancy with the couple's second child. [wikipedia]