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Rose-Leaf and Apple-Leaf - L'Envoi.

by WILDE, Oscar

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Privately printed, London., 1904. First edition. Octavo. 30 pages. Sewn grey wrappers printed in blue. First separate printing of Wilde's introduction to ''Rose-Leaf and Apple-Leaf'', a book of poems by Rennell Rodd , published in Philadelphia in 1882. One of 200 numbered copies.Near fine. Housed in a cloth chemise which has the armorial bookplate of noted collector Oliver Brett (Third Viscount Esher) and also the later nameplate of Wildean J.O. Edwards.

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