The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.
Oscar Wilde

The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.

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The rare first edition, one of only 800 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper.

Published under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after Oscar Wilde's cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3, third landing, Gallery C).

First edition, original white cloth-backed yellow cloth, spine lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Minor foxing to the pages. Overall a near-fine example.

Published by Leonard Smithers, London, 1898.