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The Picture of Dorian Gray by  OSCAR WILDE - First Edition - 1891 - from Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. (SKU: 23581P)

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by WILDE, OSCAR

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  • hardcover
  • First
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First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. Ther
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About This Item

London: Ward, Lock, 1891. First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. There are some small chips and tears. Six old tape mends have been removed from inside the corners and edges of the dust jacket, leaving stains that have bled through to the surface. We have previously either had two copies in dust jacket, or a single example twice. Whichever is the case, it certainly is a rarity in dust jacket. In a custom quarter-morocco slipcase.

Synopsis

A beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, sits for a portrait. In the garden of the artist's house he falls into conversation with Lord Wotton, who convinces him that only beauty is worth pursuing. Gray wishes that his portrait, and not himself, might age and show the effects of time. His wish comes true, and wild, hedonistic pursuits horribly disfigure the portrait. This Faustian story caused much controversy when it was first published, as it discusses decadent art and culture, and homosexuality. It is now considered one of the great pieces of modern Western literature.

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Bookseller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
23581P
Title
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author
WILDE, OSCAR
Book condition
Used - First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. Ther
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ward, Lock
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1891

Terms of Sale

Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

Items are returnable for any reason for a full refund. Please inform us within three days of receipt and provide the reason for the return.

About the Seller

Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

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