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The Picture of Dorian Gray by WILDE (Oscar) - Signed First Edition - 1891. - from BATTLEDORE LTD (SKU: BBO50)

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by WILDE (Oscar)

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WILDE (Oscar):

The Picture of Dorian Gray.

London: Ward Lock and Co., 1891.

First English edition, Deluxe printing on Japanese vellum, one of 250 copies (#43) SIGNED by Oscar Wilde.

4to, vii, [viii], 334 pp.; design binding by Robert Wu in gilt red goat morocco.

A Landmark work in generating a basis of GLBTQ Literature.

Synopsis

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The story is often mistitled The Portrait of Dorian Gray.

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Bookseller
BATTLEDORE LTD US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
BBO50
Title
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author
WILDE (Oscar)
Format/binding
Design binding
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First book edition, deluxe numbered issue limited to 250 copies
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ward Lock and Co.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1891.
Size
4to.
Keywords
Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray, Deluxe issue, design binding, limited
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian, Rare & Collectible Books;
Size
4to.

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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
vellum
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]

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