AN IDEAL HUSBAND (BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN): Oscar Wilde

AN IDEAL HUSBAND (BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN)

Oscar Wilde

Published by Leonard Smithers and Co., London, 1899
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Andre Strong Bookseller (Blue Hill, ME, U.S.A.)

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6 x 8 1/2 in., 8 vo. 213 pp. Mauve cloth boards with gilt decoration and spine titles. One of a thousand copies printed, per the limitation pg. First edition. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners are a bit worn with a peek of board visible, covers are toned at the edges and the front has some rippling to the cloth at the lower edge. Spine is cocked and more toned, ends are bumped with wear and some tiny tears, the head has a closed tear along rear joint about 3/4 of an inch long, that continues horizontally into the spine, about an 1/8th of an inch, and is quite stable. Spine head also has a tiny area of loss to the rearward corner. Binding is firm and undamaged. Text is bright and unmarked, the paper a bit toned at the edges. A previous owner's engraved bookplate is on the front pastedown, and their name in pencil on the upper ffep. This copy also has "7/6 nett" in pencil opposite the title pg. A rare first of Wilde's work. Drama. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 25764

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Title: AN IDEAL HUSBAND (BY THE AUTHOR OF LADY ...

Publisher: Leonard Smithers and Co., London

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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