London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, Granada, . Gilt faux leather. Black & white photo illustrations. Top edge a bit dusty, else near fine in a very good or better pictorial dust jacket. Item #WRCLIT81143
First edition. "The English premiere of Oscar Wilde's once-shocking 'Salome' was planned for April 1918, with the actress Maud Allan in the lead. A newspaper owned by the MP Noel Pemberton Billing implied that she was a lesbian and a sadist for agreeing to take the part. Maud Allan sued Billing for criminal libel, and a notorious court case began..." - from the front jacket flap.