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The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00
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  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930) by Oscar Wilde on sale for €195.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Illustrated by John Vassos (1930)

Oscar Wilde

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  • Item ID: 59576
  • Category: Literature, Poetry, Gift Ideas, Illustrated

€195.00

The Ballad of Reading Gaol.  New York: Dutton, 1930.  First Edition, second issue.  Illustrated by John Vassos.  Pp, 124.  Quarter cloth grey boards, in the original distinctive two toned dust jacket, titled in gold. Dust jacket chipped at head & tail of spine, otherwise a near fine copy. Vassos' interpretation of Wilde's Masterpiece, illustrating the Emotional Experiences of a Condemned Prisoner in his last Days. A Romanian born artist who emigrated to New York, Vassos 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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