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WILDE, Oscar.]
An Ideal Husband. By The Author of Lady Windermere's Fan.
London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899. Quarto. Original pink cloth, title to spine and floral motifs to covers in gilt, edges untrimmed. Armorial bookplate of Claire Mendel to front pastedown. Corners gently bumped, the binding otherwise firm and unfaded, faint foxing to endpapers, else internally fresh; a very good copy indeed. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison. Mason 385. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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