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Author Name    [Beardsley, Aubrey]; Wilde,Oscar

Title   SALOMÉ, A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF OSCAR WILDE WITH SIXTEEN DRAWINGS BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   Very good

Jacket Condition   poor Jacket

Edition   Later printing

Publisher   New York Illustrated Editions Company ND [1931]

Illustrator   Beardsley, Aubrey

Seller ID   3

8vo (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. [1], [121]; beveled red boards and black spine gilt stamped with titles on spine and Art Deco decorative motif on spine and boards. This reprint of the 1927 John Lane issue includes facsimiles of the original publisher’s binding for Salomé, the playbill cast lists for the first English performance of in May,1905 and the first operatic performance in December, 1905. See Navarre 234 and Daalder 2004. A very good copy with light toning to edges and light rubbing to one corner in a carefully preserved dust jacket that is missing rear cover and flap. Aubrey Beardsley’s decadent Art Nouveau masterpiece contains 16 illustrations that include characterizations of Wilde as the Moon (Boyd, 2008). This is the 1912 translation of the play (considered the best) by Robert Ross, Wilde’s friend, purported lover and literary executor.

Illustrated, Art Nouveau, Fin de siècle, Aesthetic, Decadent, Beardsely, Wilde

Price = 22.50 USD



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