153
153
Wilde, Oscar
AN IDEAL HUSBAND BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. LEONARD SMITHERS, 1899
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12,00018,000
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153
Wilde, Oscar
AN IDEAL HUSBAND BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. LEONARD SMITHERS, 1899
Estimate
12,00018,000
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Wilde, Oscar
AN IDEAL HUSBAND BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. LEONARD SMITHERS, 1899
small 4to, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 39 of 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES, dutch handmade paper watermarked "Van Gelder Zonen", original light brown-red boards, designs by Charles Shannon in gilt on spine and boards, collector's green morocco backed folding box, some offsetting to endpapers
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Literature

Mason 386

Catalogue Note

Although Wilde's third play opened in 1895, it was not published until four years later and after Wilde had been released from prison. The success of The Ballad of Reading Gaol persuaded him to publish his last two plays (the other being The Importance of Being Ernest). All three were published by Leonard Smithers, one of very few remaining publishers prepared to handle Wilde's work.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London