Item #23817 The Ballad Of Reading Gaol. Oscar Wilde.

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. 31 pages. 23 x 14 cm. "Of this Edition eight hundred copies have been printed on hand-made paper, and thirty copies on Japanese vellum." The last edition to identify the author as "C.3.,3." -- Wilde was imprisoned in cell block C, landing C, Cell 3. This narrative, a tale of Charles Thomas Woodbridge's 1896 execution at Reading for the murder of his wife. Three small fade spots front cover, and slight crinkling at back cover toward head at fore-edge. Nicks to spine head and foot. Orig. quarter cream and light brown cloth, spine darkened. Very good. Item #23817

Price: $2,100.00

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