The Ballad of Reading Gaol: C. 3. 3. [Oscar Wilde] The Ballad of Reading Gaol: C. 3. 3. [Oscar Wilde] The Ballad of Reading Gaol: C. 3. 3. [Oscar Wilde]

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

C. 3. 3. [Oscar Wilde]

Published by Leonard Smithers and Co, London, 1899
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover
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Large Octavo. 31 (2)pp. original half vellum over ochre clothe with gilt lettering on spine. Collation as in earlier editions with following exceptions: authors' name added within square brackets on the title page and style and address of the publisher amended with 1899 in Roman numerals. Seventh edition printed on verso of title page. Front of leaf following text with printer's device and imprint below: Chiswick Press: - Charles Whittingham and Co. / Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London. Additionally a variation in the text on page 15, compared to previous editions: "And loud they sang, and loud they sang" is printed instead of "And loud they sang, and long they sang." This edition of 2,000 copies was printed on June 23, 1899. It is the last of Smithers's authorized editions printed on handmade paper. Mason # 378. Binding slightly rubbed and endpapers browned. Foredge and bottom uncut. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40567

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Title: The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Publisher: Leonard Smithers and Co, London

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: Seventh edition.

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