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The Happy Prince by  Oscar Wilde - 1st - 1888 - from Anniroc Books and

The Happy Prince

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Very Good

A work that bolstered Wilde's cache and which he described as "not for children, but for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."*** One of 1000 copies published in May of 1888. Preceded by an extremely rare signed limited edition of 75 copies. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacob Hood. Original Japanese vellum boards a bit rubbed, with small stain at foot of spine. Endpapers discolored by binder's glue, else internally clean. Very Good or better in a great custom folding-case. A solid copy of a title that's rare in nice original condition.

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  • Bookseller: Anniroc Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 16
  • Title: The Happy Prince
  • Author: Wilde, Oscar
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Published by London: David Nutt
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1888
  • Keywords: OSCAR WILDE, BRITISH LITERATURE, HAPPY PRICE, LONDON, DORIAN GRAY, children, winnie the pooh, alice, alice in wonderland, milne


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