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THE HAPPY PRINCE

by WILDE, Oscar. [GILCHER, Edwin]

Condition: Covers have light wear on spine and at tips of corners, text block has separated from the covers (due to loosened sewing), else


WILDE, Oscar. THE HAPPY PRINCE [Short Story]. Riverside, Conn.:: The Hillacre Bookhouse,, 1912. First(?) separate American edition, limited to 1000 copies [not in Mason; collected editions of The Happy Prince and Other Tales were published prior to this edition, but Mason does not seem to list any earlier separate editions]. . Covers have light wear on spine and at tips of corners, text block has separated from the covers (due to loosened sewing), else a very good copy of a fragile volume, with the text fresh and bright. . Bibliographer Edwin Gilcher's copy, with his ink name on inside front cover, and ink date notation on inside rear cover [Edwin Gilcher was the noted collector and bibliographer of George Moore]. 18mo, unprinted grey wrappers with publisher's printed label on front cover, 34 pages, sewn.


  • Bookseller: Waiting for Godot Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 56225
  • Title: THE HAPPY PRINCE
  • Author: WILDE, Oscar. [GILCHER, Edwin]
  • Book condition: Used - Covers have light wear on spine and at tips of corners, text block has separated from the covers (due to loosened sewing), else
  • Edition: First(?) separate American edition, limited to 1000 copies [not
  • Publisher: The Hillacre Bookhouse,
  • Place: Riverside, Conn.:
  • Date published: 1912


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