Salome

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Salome: a Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde; pictured by Aubrey Beardsley (London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane ; Boston: Copeland & Day, 1894).

Originally published in French, Wilde's controversial Salome first appeared in English, accompanied by the renowned illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley, in 1894. The volume's cloth binding is split and torn, and its pages acidic.

Proposed treatment: Disbind, wash, and deacidify pages. Resew and reline spine. Restore original binding by rebacking with cloth and reattaching original spine.

Estimated cost of treatment: $1,300


Conserved with a gift from Ruth Kramer Ziony, LA 65, in honor of Jameson Adkins Baxter and Victoria Thompson Winterer.

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