The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Wilde, Oscar; John Vassos , John Vassos(illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Date Published: 
Edition: Early printing of the edition illustrated by John Vassos
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 47467
124pp. Small quarto [24 cm] 1/2 black cloth over blue striped paper covered boards. The title is stamped in gilt on the backstrip. The extremities are mildly bumped, rubbed, and faded. The boards are just a little bit splayed, and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a prominent ding along the fore edge of the front cover. The front endsheet has a previous owner's bookplate, and a brief contemporary notation. The edges of the dust jacket are torn, with multiple small losses.
Includes sixteen black and white illustrations by John Vassos. John Vassos was a 1930's book illustrator and long-term industrial designer.