Lot 1010 (Fine Art & Antiques, 15th June 2019)
Sold for £270
Wilde, Oscar, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. O.C. Recht, Munich c1925. Original publisher’s binding. 61 etched illustrations by Rudolf Schlicter. This artist’s work was suppressed as degenerate, by the Nazis during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Only after the war was he able to exhibit again. Limited edition of 200 copies, this being one of only 65 to bear the artist’s signature in full to one illustration and his initials to the remaining 60.
Some minor staining to front board
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