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Salomé.
Paris: Librairie de l'Art Independant, & London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1893. Drame en un acte. Crown octavo. Contemporary half vellum for Hatchards, green cloth sides ruled in gilt, flat bands to spine forming compartments, olive-green morocco labels to second and third, floral centrepieces gilt to remaining compartments, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, bound green silk page-marker. With the terminal licence leaf. Original paper wrapper bound in before half-title. Contemporary ownership inscription of Mde Mérey, dated 1897, to the initial blank, possibly Belgian soprano Jane Mérey (1872-1923), pupil of Rosine Laborde in Paris; later collector's bookplate and accession label to front pastedown. Boards slightly bowed, vellum at upper outer corners darkened, internally crisp and clean. A very good copy. First edition, limited issue, one of 50 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. There was also a trade issue of 600 copies. Salome was composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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