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Intentions : The Decay of Lying ; Pen Pencil and Poison ; The Critic as Artist ; The Truth of Masks

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Very Good/No Dust Jacket


London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co., 1891. First edition full olive green cloth hard cover. Lower board edges heavily rubbed with splits and mild fraying. Corners bumped. Slight separation at front hinge and evidence of prior owner's bookplate removed from front pastedown. Mild handsoiling along spine. Oxford Bookshop stamp to rear pastedown, otherwise unmarked copy. Though much held and enjoyed, still overall very good and an attractive copy of a particularly elusive Wilde first edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.




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