Author: Wilde, Oscar
Place Published: London
Publisher:[James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.]
Date Published: 1891
[iv], 258,  pp. (8vo) 20.5x13.5 cm (8x5 ¼") original green cloth, stamped in gilt with designs by Charles Ricketts. First Edition.
Includes four essays by Wilde: The Decay of Lying; Pen, Pencil, and Poison; The Critic as Artist (Parts 1 & 2); and The Truth of Masks. Engraved bookplate of Cortlandt F. Bishop on front pastedown. Only 1500 copies were printed, including 600 for the American publisher Dodd, Mead. Mason 341.