THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL Oscar Wilde, Illust. John Vassos 1st/1st 1928 HC
The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde, Illustrated by John Vassos — First Edition First Printing 1928 HC
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. New York, 1928
In excellent condition. The boards and binding are clean, crisp, solid and tight. The hand-cut pages and illustrations are bright, crisp and clean. The book has gray end papers and 124 minimally toned pages illustrated with tissue guarded, dramatic plates interpreted by Vassos. One-quarter binding with black cloth and gilded title on spine. Boards are covered in striped gray paper with black and gilt design on front corner. Small partial label on inside boards and previous owner's signature on top of first blank page. A beautifully interpreted, and powerful piece of literature.