The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Pictures and description courtesy of Paul Jackson.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde, 1905

The book measures 8"x 6" and has 57 pages. The body of text is in Cheltenham in two colors on machine made paper. The initials have hand applied gold outlines. There is also an edition of 100 printed on Japan Vellum and bound in 3/4 leather. The regular edition is depicted above isbound in suede. Additionally, a few copies were bound in modeled leather.

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