The Oscar Wilde Collection of John B. Stetson, Jr

The Oscar Wilde Collection of John B. Stetson, Jr

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...one page folio, and is signed and dated March 1, 1885. It was originally published in the "Dramatie Review" for January 23, 1886, and has been reprinted in his collected Poems. The letters referred to were those written by Keats to Fanny Brawne, which were sold at Sotheby's March 2, 1885. Wilde was present throughout the sale. 212. LES BALLONS. Holograph Manuscript of his Poem "Les Ballons." Four stanzas of four lines each, written on one page 4to. With a photograph. Mounted with guard and bound in full olive levant morocco, gilt fillet panels on back and sides, gilt edges, doublures and flys of pale green moire silk, facsimile signature of Wilde on front cover, by Wood. This Manuscript Poem varies from the poem as printed in the "Lady's Pictorial" Christmas Number, 1887, and first reprinted in Methuen's collected Edition in 1908. The Poem begins in the manuscript with "Against the shifting agate skies," whereas in the printed text the line reads "Against these turbid turquoise skies." This manuscript was unknown to the bibliographer of Wilde's Poems. MANUSCRIPT OF "THE BIRTHDAY OF THE LITTLE PRINCESS" 213. LITTLE PRINCESS. Original Manuscript of "The Birthday of the Little Princess." 36 pp., folio, Signed. Preserved in a full green levant morocco fire-proof solander case. An Especially Tine Original Manuscript, with quite a few deletions and additions in Wilde's hand. On the verso of the last leaf is the name and address of "P. Villars, Esq. 42 Markham St." with Oscar Wilde's signature repeated. This first appeared in "Paris Mustre," Vol. II, No. 65 for March 30, 1889, and was reprinted in "A House of Pomegranates" under the title of "The...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593081
  • 9781236593085