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Wilde v Whistler: An Acrimonious Correspondence on Art Between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler

Wilde, Oscar; James A. McNeill Whistler

Published by Privately Printed, London, 1906
Condition: fair to g+ Soft cover
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Octavo. 20pp. Original tan wraps with black lettering on cover. 400 copies on small quarto paper, and 100 large paper copies on demy octavo paper, have been printed of this brochure. Contains a review by Oscar Wilde on Whistler's famous "Ten O'Clock-Lecture" given on February 10, 1885, in London. Among other critical remarks Whistler denounced art critics in his lecture and caused such a stir that he was asked to give his lecture in Oxford and Cambridge which resulted in a verbal exchange between Whistler and Wilde around aesthetical issues. Mason # 625. Wraps with wear along edges, moderate and small chips and creasing on back cover, fragile. Block age-toned. Wraps in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40553

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Title: Wilde v Whistler: An Acrimonious ...

Publisher: Privately Printed, London

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:fair to g+

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