The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Book and photo courtesy of Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell. Commentary by Paul Jackson.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde, 1905

#93 of 100

Binding by Harry Avery

This book measures 7 3/4" x 6" and has 57 pages. The text body is set in Cheltenham printed on Japan Vellum for the full Levant edition of 100 and machine made paper for the regular edition bound in suede. Additionally some the regular edition were bound in modeled leather. The regular edition has the text initials outlined in gold. The binding was designed and executed by Harry Avery. Additionally, this book was exhibited in the University of Rochester Head, Heart, and Hand exhibition.

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