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The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde

Hong Kong: Ye Olde Printerie, 1957, Hardback.
Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight bar one small blemish to page III at the foredge. A nice copy, and not so common.

Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Signed by the illustrator on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. A limited printing of 100 copies of which this is number 31. This illustrated version of The Ballad of Reading Gaol first appeared in Elixir, the Journal of the Hong Kong University Medical Society, in February, 1957. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [17];


Illustrated by Douglas Bland. Foreword or introduction by Edmund Blunden. Size: 10" x 7½". Brown boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. 41 pages.
£66.00