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Autograph Letter Signed
1890. ("Oscar Wilde") in black ink on 16, Tite Street, Chelsea letterhead, watermarked "Ivory vellum wove, John Walker, Co. London", London, January 3, 1890. 4 7/8" x 6 5/8", 3 pages on bifold leaf. Together with the original holograph mailing envelope stamped and postmarked "London, January 3 90" To novelist and poet George Herbert Kersley: "Of course you have behaved dreadfully in not coming to see us-but I need hardly tell you that you will always be welcome-If you have nothing better to do, come in this evening at 9 oc[lock]- or Wednesday afternoon will always find us-it is ages since we met, and I want to hear all about your. . ." There are seven letters from Wilde to Kersley listed in the Complete Letters. There is a typescript of this letter listed as being in an institution. George Herbert Kersley, artist, poet and friend of Oscar Wilde; published five volumes of verse between 1885 and 1897; the first of these "Early Flight" 1885, was dedicated to Wilson Barrett; in his preface Kersley wrote "For the idea of writing simple impressions, I am partly indebted to my noted friend Oscar Wilde".
      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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