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The Green Carnation

Hichens, Robert

Published by Heinemann, London, 1894
Condition: Good Plus Hardcover
From Dr Jeremy Parrott (London, United Kingdom)

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Rare first edition of this anonymously published satire on Decadence, the hero, Reggie Hastings, being a thinly veiled Oscar Wilde. Issued simultaneously in cloth and paper in Heinemann's short-lived Pioneer Series. This is a copy of the hardback issue in original green cloth lettered in white. 3-colour series title page precedes half-title and title. 183pp followed by 20pp catalogue dated August 1894. Printed on heavy, very brittle paper, few copies have survived intact. Meticulous repair to wear at spine using matching cloth; endpapers professionally replaced using 100 year old paper. A brilliant job if I may say so, having done it myself. Now a perfectly sound and attractive copy of this quintessential title from the Naughty Nineties. Bookseller Inventory # 5127

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Title: The Green Carnation

Publisher: Heinemann, London

Publication Date: 1894

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good Plus

Edition: First Edition

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I have recently moved the majority of my stock (c.20,000 volumes) to a beautiful new book-house in Szeged, Hungary. Most of these have been in storage for a number of years and have never been offered for sale online. My stock is hand-picked and consists principally of literary first editions in English, French, German and Hungarian. Over the coming months and years I will be uploading these books to ABE, launching a Hungarian booksearch service and starting my own publishing company. Watch this space as there will be some real rarities for sale. Please contact me with any wants in the field of 19th & 20th century literature as I may have just what you want in stock.

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