The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1928)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Book ID: 65439

Price: 395.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Conceptions by John Vassos. New York: Dutton, 1928. First Edition, Trade Issue. Pp, 124. Publisher’s quarter cloth paper boards, lacks dust jacket. A very good copy.

Presentation copy, Signed by Vassos & with an inscription by him on the half-title.

The illustrator’s acclaimed interpretation of Wilde’s Masterpiece, illustrating the emotional experiences of a condemned prisoner in his last days.

John 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.


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