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A Woman of No Importance
London: John Lane, at the sign of the Bodley Head, 1894. First edition. Near Fine. One of 500 copies of the first edition. Book Near Fine with the spine faded, otherwise a very nice copy. After the first four leaves, the book is entirely unopened at the top-edge. Bookplate of Joseph Groves and short inscription from film and television actor Vincent Price. Price portrayed Oscar Wilde in a one-man stage production of "Diversions and Delights," which ran from 1977 to 1980 in a variety of venues around the world. An excellent copy with an interesting association. Like many of his other plays, the work was first performed on the stage in April of 1893, before being published in book form. While not his most famous play, it deals with many of his favorite social issues and is not lacking in wit and dark humor. The run of plays was cut short as a result of Wilde's arrest and prosecution for homosexual behavior. The scandal cooled all enthusiasm for Wilde's work until after his death in 1900, when interest in his work began to revive. Near Fine.
      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2015-06-09           Check availability:      Biblio    


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