One of 195 copies. Pale green cloth, no dust jacket. Upper corners lightlly bumped, else fine in custom mylar cover. Inscribed by the editor, Caspar Wintermans. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: I Desire the Moon: The Diary of Lady Alfred ...
Publisher: The Avalon Press,
Publication Date: 2004
Book Description Woubrugge, The Avalon Press, 2004. 27 x 16 cm. Original gilt vellum-backed boards with slipcase (in black silverpoint paper). 124 p. Illustrated. Printed on Simili Japon paper in 195 copies. 1st edition. Fine.l This is one of 15 specially bound deluxe copies. Amusing diary dating from 1905-1910 of Lord Alfred Douglas's wife Olive, full of interesting literary details (about Oscar Wilde, naturally, but also about William More Adey, Lord Berners, Wilfrid Blunt, Winston Churchill, Frank Danby, the extensive Douglas family, Ivor Guest, Robert Ross, G.S. Street, the Tennant family, Reginald Turner and many, many others). A beautiful, privately printed book, with scholarly (but very readable) notes by Alfred Douglas biographer Wintermans. Bookseller Inventory # 259786