Salome. A Tragedy in One Act. Gift Edition (2021)
Book ID: 64897
Salome. A Tragedy in One Act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde with Sixteen Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. With an introductory Note by Robert Ross. Dublin: Little Oak Fine Bindings, 2020. Bound in half red morocco, pictorial Portuguese cork boards, spine with raised bands, compartments embellished in gilt, red title labels lettered in gilt, all edges in gilt. Housed in collector’s solander box.
A beautiful gift edition of Wilde’s Biblical drama traditionally hand bound by Little Oak Fine Bindings & reproducing fifteen plates by Aubrey Beardsley.
First published in French in 1893, the first English edition featured Beardsley’s illustrations & was published by the Bodley Head in the following year. In a letter dated March 1894 Wilde described Beardsley as “a very brilliant and wonderful artist… He has just illustrated my play of Salome for me… His drawings are quite wonderful”