Item #61005 The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Oscar Wilde, John Vassos.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1930. John Vassos. Early printing of the edition illustrated by John Vassos. Hardcover. 124pp. Small quarto [24 cm] 1/4 black cloth with blue patterned paper over boards. The edges of the boards are a bit faded. There is a very brief gift inscription on the recto of the frontispiece, and there is a semi-lengthy poem in pen on the recto of the rear free endpaper. In a very attractive dust jacket, with clipped corners, chipping to the ends of the spine, and a small chip along the front fold of the spine. Very good / very good. Item #61005

Includes sixteen black and white illustrations by the illustrator of Salome, John Vassos. John Vassos was a 1930's book illustrator and long-term industrial designer.

Vassos' interpretation of Wilde's masterpiece, illustrating the emotional experiences of a condemned prisoner in his last days.

Price: $150.00

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