Poems

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: NZ$725.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine and boards rubbed. Front board has some scrapes and small <15mm tears to the vellum. Front joint rubbed with some small chips to vellum. 7mm chip to vellum at tail of front joint. Internally very good, some tanning to deckle margins of leaves. Hinges intact. Minor foxing. Previous owner's signature on half title leaf "D K Richmond 1898". ; Second Edition. ix, [1], 236, [1], [1 (blank)] pages. Full vellum binding with gilt rectangle of flower decorations at upper corner of front board and lower corner of rear board. Gilt lettering and flower decorations to spine. Page dimensions: 187 x 122mm. Deckle page edges. Top page edges gilt. [Reference: Mason 305. "The first printing (June 1881) consisted of 750 copies, of which only 250 copies were used for the first edition, the remaning 500 being equally divided between the second and third editions." - Mason 304. For the second edition, "a printing of 250 copies of half the first sheet [pp. iii-vi] was made on July 22, the remainder of the book being part of the first printing in June." - Mason 305. The error of "may" for "maid" is found on p. 136 of all three of the 1881 editions. The differences between editions are found in the preliminary leaves, and also the gilt flowers on the boards are of a larger size in the second and third editions than in the first edition.]

Title: Poems

Author Name: Wilde, Oscar

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, David Bogue: 1881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21512