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Salome. A Tragedy in One Act

Wilde, Oscar

Published by Elkins Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day, London / Boston, 1894
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Small quarto. (x), 66, (2)pp., + 13ff. plates. First English and first illustrated edition. One of 125 copies on Japan vellum. In addition to the ten black & white plates after drawings by Aubrey Beardsley listed at the front of the book, this copy contains all three of the suppressed plates. The first, "John and Salome," was replaced in the final book with "The Black Cape." The other two plates are earlier versions of "Enter Herodias" and "Toilette of Salome," which were deemed too risqué for publication and were altered. Although Wilde commissioned Beardsley to illustrate his translation of Salome, he was shocked by the end result and felt that the images overpowered his text. Beardsley mocked Wilde in several of the illustrations, depicting him as the "Woman in the Moon" and as a jester in "Enter Herodias." This copy was specially bound for Dr. Charles Carpenter, with his engraved bookplate, in gilt-decorated vellum, with brown leather onlays to the spine, gilt-stamped turn-ins, and blue marbled paper endpapers. An extremely fine copy of a book rarely encountered with all suppressed plates. (Gallatin, pp. 46-49; Lasner 59). Bookseller Inventory # 25696

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Title: Salome. A Tragedy in One Act

Publisher: Elkins Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day, London / Boston

Publication Date: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Beardsley, Aubrey

Edition: 1st Edition

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