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Wilde, Oscar
"THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY" IN LIPPINCOTT'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. WARD, LOCK, AND CO., JULY 1890 [20 JUNE 1890]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
145
Wilde, Oscar
"THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY" IN LIPPINCOTT'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. WARD, LOCK, AND CO., JULY 1890 [20 JUNE 1890]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Wilde, Oscar
"THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY" IN LIPPINCOTT'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. WARD, LOCK, AND CO., JULY 1890 [20 JUNE 1890]
8vo, FIRST PUBLISHED APPEARANCE, original wrappers printed in black and red, collector's full brown morocco folding box by Sangorski and Sutcliffe replicating part of upper wrapper design in black lettering and red morocco onlay, some spotting, recased, some loss to corners of wrappers (including final work of title), repaired with matching brown paper
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Literature

Mason 81

Catalogue Note

FIRST PUBLICATION OF WILDE'S CELEBRATED STORY.

The character of Dorian was probably named after the young poet John Gray who was introduced to Wilde by Ricketts and Shannon. When the magazine appeared on 20 June 1890, the story immediately created a huge amount of attention and interest, with some finding it repellent. Wilde subsequently added a new preface and six new chapters for publication in book form in 1891.

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