The Ballad Of Reading Gaol; Illustrated by Frans Masereel

Wilde, Oscar

Published by Drei Masken Verlages, Munich, 1923
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57 pages. 28 x 18.5 cm. Limited edition, copy XXVII of LX of special edition on handmade paper (from a total edition of 340) signed by Masereel on the colophon, and with all seven full page wood engraved plates also signed by him in pencil -- in addition to 37 woodcut vignettes. Abraham Horodisch, the renown antiquarian bookseller, noted "The typographical design of the book is exquisite.Of all the illustrated editions of the `Ballad', the Masereel edition seems to me to have the highest importance,Surely there can be few who will remain unmoved by their suggestive power." Interior contents bright, clean and fresh. Contemporary brown morocco with darker brown inlays by Rubel & Denck (Leipzig), raised bands, spine panels decorated in blind. A few light scuff marks back cover. Orig. full brown morocco binding rebacked with original spine laid-down. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 20682

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Title: The Ballad Of Reading Gaol; Illustrated by ...

Publisher: Drei Masken Verlages, Munich

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: leather_bound

Illustrator: Masereel, Frans

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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