WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol – LIMITED EDITION IN FINE DESIGNER BINDING

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With wood-engravings by Garrick Palmer. Monmouth: Designed and printed by Nicolas McDowall at The Old Stile Press, 1994. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. 45, [1]. Set in Baskerville type by Bill Hughes in Upton upon Severn, on Zerkall mould-made paper. Edition limited to 225 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Bound by Heather Pullin of Malvern in full brown levant morocco. Covers decorated to a design of prison windows, with painted underlays, steel bars, vellum inlays to a gothic design; endpapers printed in the style of stained glass windows. Housed in a box, with a drawer and perspex front. A fine copy in a very attractive binding.
Heather Pullin retired at fifty five and took up book binding as a second career. She joined the Society of Designer Book Binders and exhibited with them in various exhibitions.

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