first edition Reading Gaol Oscar Wilde

Victorian Reader

Victorian Reader

2015-07-06 15:53:16

A highly desirable first edition of The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3(Oscar Wilde) sold for £937 at Bonhams. This edition was limited to 800 upon release by Leonard Smithers in 1898. The C.3.3 seen on the cover was Oscar Wilde's cel number while incarcerated in Reading Gaol, he uses it here as his pseudonym.
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