The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Wilde, Oscar; Lynd Ward , Lynd Ward(illus.)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Macy-Masius: The Vanguard Press
Date Published: 1928
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 46611


106pp. Quarto [26 cm] Decorative paper covered boards with a wood grain pattern. Deckled edges. Green and white pictorial endleaves. Title page printed in green and black. Very good. The boards are just a trifle concave, and the spine and covers are a bit rubbed and darkened at the edges. There are a several thin fissures in the paper of the spine, with the longest crack measuring just under 2 1/2" long. The paper at the foot of the spine has two small chips. The pages are tanned. In a good dust jacket. Torn at the edges and folds (occasionally with small losses), and with large areas of mild discoloration and soiling (printing still bold). Dance 013.


With full-page illustrations and page decorations in mezzotint by Lynd Ward. A first edition in a dust jacket of Ward's first fine press book. Limited to 2000 copies.

By This Author: Wilde, Oscar; Lynd Ward