London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1906. First UK Trade Edition. Attractive edition of Wilde's tragic play, first appearing in French in 1893, telling in one act the Biblical story of Salomé, step-daughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her step-father'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. Scarce in dustjacket. Mason 352; Samuels Lasner 59c. Item #5836
First Impression. 16mo. (16.5cm); beige paper-covered boards, with titling and decorations printed in olive green on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; dustjacket; [viii],66 +pp ads. Gentle sunning to spine, some trivial wear to extremities, with a hint of foxing to lower text edges, and a few faint scuffs to rear cover; Near Fine. In the original pictorial dustjacket by Aubrey Bearsley, spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn and a little dust-soiled, with a few small nicks and tears, and some shallow loss to spine ends; Very Good+.