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The Picture Of Dorian Gray

 

by Oscar Wilde

 

(Ward, Lock and Co. - First Edition, First Printing, April 1891)

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The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Title Page

A Good First ("authorised" and expanded) Edition, April 1891 first printing of Oscar Wilde's novel with the following First Edition, first printing points:

Following initial publication in Lippincott's magazine (1890) and an unauthorised US edition the same year Wilde revised his work and added six new chapters for this first authorized edition.

Book Condition - Good: Hardback, 8vo, vii + 334 pages.

Significant general wear and bumping to the vellum spine and gilt decorated grey boards (Charles Ricketts' 10 gilt "butterfles" design, underlying boards visible at corners), spine browned with gilt spine lettering faded, securely bound but front hinge cracked with webbing visible, plain grey endpapers, Elizabeth Sherman Cameron's armorial bookplate on front pastedown and her signature on the front free endpaper, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, very light foxing to the prelims - otherwise internally very clean and clear.

Total weight with packaging 750g.

The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Original Boards
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Board Detail
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Introduction
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Pages 40 & 41
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Pages 76 & 77
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Pages 184 & 185
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Pages 208 & 209 (with "nd" error on page 208)
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Pages 264 & 265
The Picture Of Dorian Grauy by Oscar Wilde, First Edition, First Printing April 1891 - Last Page (no advertisements)

The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Ward, Lock and Co. - First Edition, First Printing, April 1891)

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