New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Company , 1927 First Edition Thus of the Wilde classic tragedy with "inventions" by illustrator John Vassos. In the publisher's black cloth with stylized gilt titles to cover and spine. Binding and text block are square and solid. Cover boards have some shelf wear. In the dust jacket, designed by Vasos, which is shelf worn, especially along the top edge with a one-inch closed tear, in mylar sleeve. Interior is clean and unmarked. With 12 black and white plates. Un-paginated. A beautiful example of modernist book design by an artist best known for designing industrial products and early television sets. Vassos was born in Romania in 1898, an immigrant to America, where he became a celebrated designer. He died in 1985. (Inventory #: 004675)
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