Limited Editions Club, 1938, Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
OSCAR WILDE. Salome in 2 volumes, slipcased, New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Copies No. 413 of an edition of 1,500. 1. French version, pp. 71, 1 (limitation page), wraps under acetate covers, illustrations by Andre Derain printed using the pochoir process, signed by Derain on the limitation page. 2. English version, pp. 106, 1 (limitation page), red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and illustration to front, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. Some leaves unopened. These are the Beardsley illustrations from the first edition, plus 4 that were omitted from the first. LEC Quarto-Millenary Ninth Series, No. 104, quoting George Macy: "The illustrations which Andre Derain made for the French volume ... are the gayest and most delightful illustrations ever made for a book. This is not my dictum; I am quoting Frank Crowninshield." Condition of these books: Covers of French edition a bit wavy. Slipcase worn at edges. Overall fine. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text is in multiple languages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: 1930s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53797.