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Salomé: Tragéde en un acte [Text in French] by  illus  Oscar; Aubrey Beardsley - Hardcover - Reprint - 1920 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

Salomé: Tragéde en un acte [Text in French]

by WILDE, Oscar; Aubrey Beardsley, illus

Condition: See description


Boston: John W. Luce & Co, 1920. Reprint. Slim octavo (19cm); dark red publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt (front); 53pp, 12 plates (missing one). Boards mildly worn and soiled, some rubbing to extremities; textblock toned along edges and page margins; foxing and soiling intermittent throughout; some passages marked in pencil; gift inscription on ffep. Else Very Good, scarce. Wilde's Salomé was published in 1891, originally in French. An English version came about in 1894, but not before a tiff over the translation work done by Lord Alfred Douglas, who was Wilde's paramour at the time. This 1920 reprint retains the iconic artwork by Aubrey Beardsley and all sixteen original illustrations are listed in the index; however, the plate with illustration 4 ("The Woman in the Moon") is presumed missing, with evidence of its loss between pgs. 6 and 7.


  • Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 46822
  • Title: Salomé: Tragéde en un acte [Text in French]
  • Author: WILDE, Oscar; Aubrey Beardsley, illus
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John W. Luce & Co
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1920
  • Bookseller catalogs: Drama & Film; Illustrators; Ireland; Literature Before 1900;


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soiled
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ffep
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
reprint
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gilt
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Cloth
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octavo
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plate
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