Sale 14BP01 | Lot 193

WILDE, OSCAR The Picture of Dorian Gray

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
WILDE, OSCAR  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Lot 193
WILDE, OSCAR The Picture of Dorian Gray.
. London: Ward, Lock & Co., [1891]. First trade edition (there was also a limited edition of 250 copies); this is the first issue (p. 208 eight lines from the bottom "and" is "nd", lacking the "a"). Bevelled gray boards, upper cover with design in gilt, faux parchment spine; in the excessively rare paper dust jacket, which repeats the cover design in maroon, and is lettered with the title and author at the foot of the spine. Housed in a later leather-backed slipcase and chemise. 7 5/8 x 5 inches (19.5 x 13 cm); vii, 333, (3); 8 pp. ads at rear. The front joint (always frail on this book) is cracked, with a short crack at the rear. The jacket has a loss at the head of the spine, various other defects, but is substantially complete.
One of the most enduring of Wilde's novels. Mason 328.


C Property of a Titled English Lady

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $40,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $40,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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