The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Pirated Edition (1905)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Book ID: 65196

Price: 125.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3. [Oscar Wilde].  London: Smithers, 1899. Later pirated edition circa 1905. Quarter linen tan cloth boards, scattered foxing to contents otherwise a near fine copy.

The last of Smithers’s authorized editions, the seventh edition, was issued in 1898. After Wilde’s death, Smithers began to bring out unauthorized editions printed by G. Wooley on laid paper and continued to do so up to his own death in 1907.

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