The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Seventh Edition (1898)
Book ID: 64036
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. London: Smithers, 1898. Seventh Edition. Printed on handmade paper. Quarter linen mustard boards, covers lightly browned, contents in fine condition.
The last of Smithers’s authorized editions, the seventh edition was issued in 1898, and had Wilde’s name printed in brackets beneath his Cell Number ‘C.3.3.’
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.