WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance
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WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance. 144 Paris: 1903. Demy octavo. pp. [xvi], 154. 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 cloth covers bound in at end. Edition limited to 250 copies (No. 61). Top edge gilt. Usual mild foxing. A very good copy.
""It is not his wit, then, and still less his knack of paradox-twisting, that makes me claim for him a place apart among living dramatists. It is the keenness of his intellect, the individuality of his point of view, the excellence of his verbal style, and above all the genuinely dramatic quality of his inspirations"" - W. Scott, 1894.
Place of publication on title-page 'Paris' but actually London. Published by Leonard Smithers, who was fearful of prosecution." 1903 WILDE, Oscar.
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