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The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

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The Happy Prince

by Wilde, Oscar

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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First Trade Edition. One of 1000 copies published in May of 1888. Illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacob Hood. Original Japanese vellum pictorial boards - rubbed, small stain at foot of spine, endpapers discolored by binder's glue, else internally clean. Very Good in a great custom folding-case. A solid copy of a title that's rare in nice original condition.

A work that bolstered Wilde's fame and which he described as "partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find in simplicity a subtle strangeness."


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The Happy Prince
Wilde, Oscar
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Used - Very Good
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Published by London: David Nutt
Place of Publication
Date Published
OSCAR WILDE, BRITISH LITERATURE, HAPPY PRICE, LONDON, DORIAN GRAY, children, winnie the pooh, alice, alice in wonderland, milne

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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