The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Wilde, Oscar; Schlichter, Rudolf (illus.)

Published by O. C. Recht [1923], Munich, 1923
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Title: The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Publisher: O. C. Recht [1923], Munich

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited Edition.


Full vellum, gilt-stamped lettering in brown morocco spine label; with 60 engravings by Rudolf Schlichter, each one signed by the artist. Fine, in slipcase. Rudolf Schlichter was one of the most important figures of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, a prolific illustrator, and participant in Dada exhibitions. His work was seized by the Nazis as "degenerate art," and largely unseen for decades. He began exhibiting again at the war's end. Bookseller Inventory # D4433

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