The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Book and pictures courtesy of David Hricik. Comments by Paul Jackson.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde, 1905

The book measures 7 1/2"x 5 3/4" and has 37  pages. The body of text is in Cheltenham in two colors on machine made paper. The initials have hand applied gold outlines. The edition above was bound in paper over boards. The known binding variants are, suede, 3/4 Levant, full Levant and a few copies were bound in modeled leather.

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