The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Seventh Edition (1898)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Book ID: 65486

Price: 375.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol. London: Smithers, 1898. Seventh Edition. Printed on handmade paper. Quarter linen mustard boards, covers heavily browned, contents age-toned.

This seventh edition is the last of Smithers’s authorized editions and the first to include Wilde’s name in parenthesis of the title page.

C.3.3. was Wilde’s cell number. He noted to the publisher that ‘it would be better to publish there without my name. I see that it is my name that terrifies.’

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