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Salome (Dessins D' Alastair) by Oscar Wilde - First Thus - 1925 - from GatesPastBooks and

Salome (Dessins D' Alastair)

by Oscar Wilde

Condition: Good

Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès et Cie, 1925. Original full wraps, illustrated by Alastair, bound in 1/3 Leather Spine with Tooled Nude, Gold Gilt Ruled Raised Bands. Handmade Marbled paper over boards. Binding shows age, wear, chip to spine tail (see scan). Joints cracking, but boards firmly held, with hinges Fine. Square, sewn binding very tight. Thick Top Edge Gilt (T.e,g.), multi color silk ribbon page mark. Hand marbled endpapers. Internals Fine, as are the bound in, original illustrated wraps. Nine Alastair colored plates. Text in original French.. First Thus. Leather/T.E.G./SewnBinding. Good. Illus. by Alastair (Hans Henning Voigt). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Salome is a tragic play written by Oscar Wilde, which tells the biblical story of Salome. Salome dances the Dance of the Seven Veils so well that she receives a boon from her stepfather Herod Antipas. Much to his dismay and her mother's delight she requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. Though John is a favorite of Herod and under his protection, Herod cannot rescind his boon.Wilde originally wrote the play in French, and it was translated three years later into English.

  • Bookseller: GatesPastBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 931021
  • Title: Salome (Dessins D' Alastair)
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • Illustrator: Alastair (Hans Henning Voigt)
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Les Éditions G. Crès et Cie
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1925
  • Keywords: Classics, Literature, Fiction, Plays, Poems, Prose, Essays, Journalism, Fine Binding, Art, Criticism, Theatre, Gay, Lesbian, Victorian, Fin De Siècle, Aestheticism, Bunburying
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall


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On Jan 29 2016, said:
  "I have number 183. This is a wonderful illustration book. Every page is a work of art not to mention the Wilde part of it. "

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