Three Sirens Press

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Three Sirens Press was a New York based publisher active in the 1930s. It specialized in high quality editions of classic books, mostly books illustrated by well known illustrators. Examples include:

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray published by Three Sirens Press, 1931. ThreeSirensPress - Dorian Gray.jpg
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray published by Three Sirens Press, 1931.

Three Sirens Press books were elegantly designed, well made and nicely bound[ citation needed ].

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