The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3.
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London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Slim 8vo, [4]. 31ff. Printed on hand-made paper on one side of the page only. Original quarter white buckram, mustard boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, a good copy slightly soiled and backstrip browned. Quarter blue morocco slipcase. First edition, one of 800 copies on handmade paper. This controversial poem was written by Wilde under the pseudonym of the number he was given in prison. It includes some of Wilde’s most famous lines: “each man kills the thing he loves”; “some love too little, some too long, some sell while others buy”; “every prison that men build is built with bricks of shame”. (Item Id: 109921)

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