The Ballad of Reading Gaol. The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1930)
Book ID: 66657
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos. New York: Dutton, 1930. Second Issue. Pp, 124. Quarter cloth grey boards, in the publisher’s distinctive two toned dust jacket, titled in gold. Dust jacket chipped at head of spine, but overall a nice bright copy.
Vassos’ 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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