SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley. Oscar WILDE, Aubrey BEARDSLEY.
SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley.
SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley.
SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley.
SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley.

SALOME A Tragedy in One Act:; Translated From the French of Oscar Wilde: Pictured by Aubrey Beardsley.

London & Boston: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / Copeland & Day. 1894. First English and First Illustrated Edition. Original Cloth. 1st English Edition, limited to 500 copies. Small quarto (8 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches; 216 x 157 mm.). Bound in the publisher's full rough blue canvas boards, gilt, stamped on both upper & lower covers with a design by Beardsley, spine titled in gilt. (i-xii), pp (1) - (68); + [16] pp catalogue "List of Books in Belles Lettres" Dated January 1894 bound in at rear. With 10 full page illustrations and one final vignette, plus illustrated title page, all by Beardsley. Printed on smooth wove paper, all edges uncut. Spine panel gently tanned, and with very slight wear to the cloth along the rear spine hinge and at spine head. Corner tips slightly rolled. One plate starting to come loose but holding. A very good to near fine copy, genuine and unrestored. A stunning book. Mason, A Bibliography of Oscar Wilde, 350. Lasner, A Selected Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley, 59. Very Good. Item #311218

Full collation: (Endpapers); (1 leaf, blank both sides); (1 leaf, half-title, reverse with "Of this edition 500 copies have been printed for England", i-ii); (1 leaf, blank, on reverse the frontispiece plate "The Woman in the Moon", iii-iv); (1 leaf, illustrated title page, reverse with "Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, Printers to Her Majesty on verso v-vi); (1 leaf, dedication leaf "To My Friend Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas The Translator of my Play", reverse blank, vii-viii); (1 leaf, The Persons of the Play, reverse blank, ix-x); (1 leaf, "List of the Pictures by Aubrey Beardsley", reverse blank, xi-xii); pp (10 - (68), (67) with small vignette by Beardsley; (68) with Printer's Imprint in 3 lines with the date MDCCCXCIV below; 9 Full-Page black & white plates by Beardsley (in addition to the frontispiece) inserted throughout the text, being "The Peacock Skirt" at pp. 2 "The Black Cape" at pp. 8; "A Platonic Lament "at pp. 16; "Enter Herodias" at pp. 24; "The Eyes of Herod" at pp. 32; "The Stomach Dance" at pp. 40; "The Toilet of Salome" at pp. 48; "The Dancer's Reward" at pp. 56; & "The Climax" at pp. 64. With the [16] pp publisher's catalogue bound in at rear, dated January, 1894. Signatures ; [a] (6 leaves), A-H [each 4 leaves] and E [misprint for I] 2 leaves.

Price: $5,500.00

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