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I desire the moon. The diary of Lady Alfred Douglas (Olive Custance) 1905-1910. Introduced and annotated by Caspar Wintermans.
Woubrugge, The Avalon Press, 2004. 27 x 16 cm. Original gilt vellum-backed boards with slipcase (in black silverpoint paper). 124 p. Illustrated. Printed on Simili Japon paper in 195 copies. 1st edition. Fine.l This is one of 15 specially bound deluxe copies. Amusing diary dating from 1905-1910 of Lord Alfred Douglas's wife Olive, full of interesting literary details (about Oscar Wilde, naturally, but also about William More Adey, Lord Berners, Wilfrid Blunt, Winston Churchill, Frank Danby, the extensive Douglas family, Ivor Guest, Robert Ross, G.S. Street, the Tennant family, Reginald Turner and many, many others). A beautiful, privately printed book, with scholarly (but very readable) notes by Alfred Douglas biographer Wintermans.
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