WILDE, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr. W.H

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WILDE, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr. W.H. London: Privately Printed, 1904. Small quarto. pp. 48. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, year in gilt at heel; comb-marbled endpapers; brown silk marker. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown. Original printed wrappers bound in at end. Edition limited to 200 copies (No. 4). Top edge gilt. Mild wear to extremities and light foxing to endpapers. A near fine copy. "Mason 611.
In this essay Wilde began to deal more explicitly with homosexual themes. There is a fancy capital at the beginning of the text and tail-piece at the end. The text is taken from 'Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, July 1889 (No. 3).
Published by Smithers and (or) Wright and Jones in 1904."

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