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Impressions of America

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Very Good (Minus)/Near Fine


Sunderland: Keystone Press, 1906. Wilde visited America in 1882, lecturing there to explain the Aesthetic Movement. On his return to England he gave this "report" in September of 1883. Edited and with an introduction by Stuart Mason. (pseudonym of Christopher Millard, 1872-1927, who was the first bibliographer of Wilde's works). This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition, which was LIMITED to 500 copies, 50 on handmade paper. A rare work, bound in fragile, stitched paper wraps. Clean text; 40 pages, which are unopened. The covers have significant chips along the margins, and while present, they are currently detached. Please note the condition issue; Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration or repair. . Limited. Soft Cover. Very Good (Minus)/Near Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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