First Folio Society Edition, London, 1957.
Illustrated with black, white and blue engravings by Frank Martin. Beautifully bound in irridescent blue and green cloth embroidered with peacocks, and housed in black cardboard slipcase which shows some slight wear. Translated from Oscar Wilde's French by Vyvvyan Holland, who is the son of Oscar Wilde. This is an attractive book and a great example of vintage Folio.
The original 1891 version of the play was in French; three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.
Salome by Oscar Wilde
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