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A Woman of No Importance by  Oscar Wilde - First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies - 1894 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

A Woman of No Importance

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Original buckram gilt. Spine and extremities darkened, endleaves with some paste darkening, else fine, in a custom purple half-m


London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, 1894. First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies. 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 4to. Original buckram gilt. Spine and extremities darkened, endleaves with some paste darkening, else fine, in a custom purple half-morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies. 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 4to. Large Paper Copy, One of 50. An attractive large paper copy. Wilde's witty and urbane satire of the English upper class. This was written and produced in 1893 near the height of Wilde's career, between Salome (1891) and his masterpiece The Importance of Being Ernest (1895). Mason 365. Provenance: Arthur Chester Rhodes


Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Gerald's mother stands in the way of his appointment, but fears to tell him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 256986
  • Title: A Woman of No Importance
  • Author: Wilde, Oscar
  • Format/binding:154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 4to
  • Book condition: Used - Original buckram gilt. Spine and extremities darkened, endleaves with some paste darkening, else fine, in a custom purple half-m
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition, one of 50 Large Paper copies
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1894
  • Keywords: British | Oscar Wilde
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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