WILDE, Oscar. Salome: A Tragedy in One Act; Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with sixteen drawings by Aubrey Beardsley.

475.00

London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1922. Quarto. pp. xviii, 65, [5], [16 (Plates)]. Includes the suppressed title page. Bound in original red cloth stamped in gilt with Aubrey Beardsley poppy design, title in gilt along spine. Previous owner’s bookplate on front pastedown. Occasional spotting, slight darkening to top right hand corner of upper cover. A very good and attractive copy. This edition, with the suppressed cover design is not in Stuart Mason. All illustrations printed on Japanese vellum. Between the last preliminary leaf [p. xx] and p.1 of text are inserted two leaves, on the front of the first being the Cast of the Performance of ‘Salome’ as represented in England for the first time by the New Stage Club on May 10 and 13, 1905; followed by a facsimile reproduction of the play-bill of the first production of the operatic version by Richard Strauss at the Königliches Operahaus, Dresden, on December 9, 1905.

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