Salome. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley (1907)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Book ID: 67635

Price: 1,850.00

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. London: John Lane, 1907. First Edition Thus. Pictorial title and 15 plates by Aubrey Beardsley with a double-page facsimile opera bill. Green linen boards with design ‘The Seven Trees,’ by Charles Ricketts stamped in gilt to upper cover. In the very scare original dust jacket with repeated pattern upper cover. Jacket lightly chipped with neat repair to lower wrapper, otherwise a finer bright copy.

The second edition in English and the first edition publishing the full suite of sixteen Beardsley illustrations.

Although the title page bears the date ‘1907’ the book was actually published in September, 1906.

Wilde’s famous tragedy with Beardsley’s notorious illustrations. It includes an introductory Note by Wilde’s friend Robert Ross, who says of Beardsley’s illustrations: ‘It is interesting that he should have found inspiration for his finest work in a play he never admired and by a writer he cordially disliked.’

[Mason 355].

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