Nocturnes - Signed - Thomas Mann, Lynd Ward (illustrator) 1934 - Equinox Cooperative Press Inc, New York - 954 of 1000 numbered limited copies The first English translation of these three short stories – ‘A Gleam’, ‘Railway Accident’, and ‘A Weary Hour’. Illustrated by Lynd Ward with three full page black and white lithographs, and four in-text lithographs.

Signed by Thomas Mann to the limitation page.
  Lynd Kendall Ward (1905-85) was an American artist and storyteller. Son of Methodist minister and prominent political organiser Harry F. Ward, he joked that he decided to be an artist when realising in first grade that ‘draw’ was ‘Ward’ spelt backwards. He illustrated some 200 juvenile and adult books. Ward was best known for his wood engraving and was the first to produce an entire novel entirely in woodcuts, he is considered one of the founders of the American graphic novel but also worked in water-colour, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint.

Slim octavo (book size 21.9 x 15.2 cm), pp. 61[1] [1 (limitation page)] [1]. In publishers blue cloth, illustrated with black shading, foil label to spine, in black paper coated cardboard slipcase with laid-on paper title label and illustration from a Lynd Ward lithograph.
  Condition: Near fine, slight toning to spine, in very good slipcase, wear along edges and 1cm chip to black paper at tail of spine, and split along the base   Ref: 109471   Price: HK$ 2,800