Salomé. Oscar Wilde. John W. Luce & Company, Boston (1906). First American edition. A Tragedy in One Act. Front cover and 13 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898).
"For Salomé, Beardsley ironically appropriated the decadent theme of the evil, emasculating woman. His characters are often grotesque - notably in drawings he later described as ‘naughty,’ …Wilde described Beardsley’s muse as having ‘moods of terrible laughter’.” -- Michael Gibson, Symbolism.