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The Importance of Being Ernest. A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan
Leonard Smithers, London 1899 - First edition, trade issue. One of 1000 copies (this copy not numbered). 1 vols. Small 4vo. Very good copy of Wilde's most popular and enduring work, and one of the crown jewels of the English theater. This comedy of switched identities was first performed at St. James's theatre on Valentine's Day 1895. Just four days later the Marquess of Queensberry dropped off a note at Wilde's club, the Albemarle, accusing him of "somdomy" Mason 381 Mauve cloth, decorated in gilt. Cloth somewhat soiled and smudged, spine a bit dulled, text block very slightly toned, and spine tips slightly rubbed, but a good, solid copy First edition, trade issue. One of 1000 copies (this copy not numbered). [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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