The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Wilde, Oscar; Burton Rascoe (Introduction) , Zhenya Gay(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at The Harbor Press
Date Published: 1937
Edition: Limited edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 27680
SIGNED. Quarto [29 cm] Olive green leather with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and embossed designs on the front cover. In a red paper covered slipcase. Good condition. The spine and edges of the covers are heavily rubbed. The top edges of the spine and covers have dark stains. There is a 1 inch long crack in the leather at the head of the spine along the front joint, and there is a 1/2 inch deep by 1/4 inch wide loss from the leather at the head of the spine at the rear joint. There is a large chip in the leather of the bottom right corner. The edges of the pages at the beginning and the end of the text are darkened. The pages are yellowed. The slipcase is in good condition only, with rubbing and several splits in the edges. The longest split measures 4 and 3/4 inches long. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges.
Number 1258 of 1500 copies. Signed by the illustrator, Zhenya Gay, on the limitation page.