The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1928)
Book ID: 61509
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos. New York: Dutton, 1928. First Edition, Second Impression. Pp, 124. Quarter cloth grey boards, in the publisher’s distinctive two toned dust jacket, titled in gold. A fine bright copy.
Vassos’ interpretation of Wilde’s Masterpiece, illustrating the emotional experiences of condemned prisoner in his last Days.
Vassos was a Romanian born artist who emigrated to New York. He also illustrated Wilde’s ‘Salome’ and ‘Harlot’s House.’ He is best known today for both his art deco industrial designs and illustrated books.