WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900). The Ballad of Reading Gaol. London [but printed in Munich]: Methuen, 1924 [but 1925]. 2° (266 x 180mm). Half title, woodcut frontispiece and illustrations by Frans Masereel, "Bibliographical Note" slip concerning date of publication tipped-in at the front (some light marginal spotting). Original hessian-backed paper boards with printed label laid down on upper cover (corners rubbed, some light staining). NUMBER 72 OF 450 COPIES.
With 22 other miscelleneous books including James Joyce's Exiles (New York, 1918, original cloth-backed boards, without the jacket), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince (New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1943, dust-jacket with "750 Third Avenue" on turn-in), Stan Washburn's The True Account of the Death by Violence of George's Dragon (No place, 1971, ONE OF 100 COPIES), Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis (New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1984, illustrated by José Luis Cuevas, ONE OF 1,500 COPIES), A Suite of Ten Lithographs drawn by Robert Kipniss for the Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke (New York, The Limited Editions Club, [n.d.], each plate numbered "HC x/x" and signed by the artist) and a number of books of poetry printed in Portugal. (23)