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Heading: (Nash, John Henry, printer)
Author: Dennison, Arthur C., Jr.
Title: Some Letters from Oscar Wilde to Alfred Douglas, 1892-1897 [Heretofore Unpublished]
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher:William Andrews Clark, Jr.
Date Published: 1924

Illustrative Notes by Arthur C. Dennison, Jr. & Harrison Post. Essay by A.S.W. Rosenbach, Ph.D. Bibliographical Preface by William Andrews Clark, Jr. 26 facsimile tipped-in letters. Frontispiece portrait from historical photograph tipped-in. (Folio) original vellum backed forest green boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt leaf vignette, slipcase. First Edition. No. 118 of 250 hand-numbered copies privately printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr. by John Henry Nash.

A collection twenty-five facsimile autographed letters by Oscar Wilde and one letter by Douglas to Wilde, together with transcriptions and an educational essay by A.S.W. Rosenbach, Ph.D. Issued for private distribution as a Christmas gift for William A. Clark's friends. With the complimentary presentation slip of William Andrews Clark, Jr. tipped in.


Some wear and sunning to slipcase: light wear to binding with some soiling to vellum; very good.

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Letters from Oscar Wilde to Alfred Douglas 1/250

Estimate $200 - $300May 17, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA