Salomé. Drame en un Acte. Dessins d’Alastair (1922)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Book ID: 67669

Price: 275.00

Salomé. Drame en un Acte. Dessins d’Alastair. Paris: Les Editions G. Cres, 1922. Publisher’s original wrappers beautifully bound in full dark green morocco, raised bands to spine with title lettered in gilt, inner dentelles & marbled endpapers. Front wrapper lightly age-toned, otherwise a fine bright copy.

Coloured plates and pictorial design on upper wrapper by Alastair (first edition with these illustrations) with a further eight plates throughout the text. 

First published in 1893 in French and not published in English until the following year, Salomé is a one-act play in which Oscar Wilde retells the Biblical story of the beheading of John the Baptist.

Alastair, a pseudonym for Hans Henning Voight (1887-1969), specialized in illustrating the plays, novels and short stories from his favourite period, the 1890s. His most celebrated author was Oscar Wilde, but he also illustrated the classic 18th century erotic novel, ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Choderlos de Laclos. 

A lovely gift edition.

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