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The Ballad Of Reading Goal

By Wilde, Oscar




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The Ballad of Reading Goal

Wilde, Oscar

London: Leonard Smithers, 1899. First Edition. Very Good. First Edition, first printing. One of 800 copies originally printed, which sold out immediately. Very Good. Covers soiled, corners and spine ends softened. Endsheets offset from binder's glue. Previous owner name partially effaced from front paste down. Slight odor to pages. Clipping with apparently forged signature of Oscar Wilde tipped in on recto of final blank sheet, by no means assumed to be authentic.

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Price: $2,500.00


The Ballad Of Reading Goal

Wilde, Oscar

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1928. Liimited edition of 200 copies but this copy is not numbered. VG+, no dust jacket. Former owners gift inscription and 1930 date on paste down endpaper else very clean. Lithographic illustrations are in superb condition with all guard tissues being present. Tiny spots of wear to extreme corner tips. Bit of light sun toneing to top and bottom edges of covers. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John Vassos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $114.00


The Ballad of Reading Goal

Wilde, Oscar [Illustrated by John Vassos]

NY: E.P. Dutton, 1930. Blue boards and black cloth back. Cover edges sunned, corners bumped & well rubbed, extremities lightly rubbed: VG/no dj (Previous owner's name on endpaper). 8vo. Illustrated with "conceptions" by John Vassos.

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Price: $86.25


The Ballad of Reading Goal

Wilde, Oscar

Dutton, 1930. Book. Illus. by John Vassos. Very Good. Hardcover. With the 1928 on the copyright page, and 1930 on the title. With handsome full page Deco style illustrations by John Vassos. Printed on quality ivory paper. Free of marks and with well-preserved covers. Area of fading at front edge near spine, and at spine tail where jacket is chipped. Jacket has glowing gold gilt title on black background, and same gold ink on flap notes. Edges of jacket with some chips & small tears, but well intact overall. Fading to jacket spine. Benefits the Friends of the Albany, CA library. .

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Price: $75.00


The Ballad of Reading Goal

Wilde, Oscar

The Heritage Press, N.Y. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Price: $39.37