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    Written by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas While in Reading Gaol

    Oscar Wilde. De Profundis. London: Methuen and Co., [1905]. First edition, first issue with publisher's catalogue dated "February 1905." Octavo. ix, 151, [1], 40 (ads) pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front board ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt motif of a bird trapped by prison bars near upper edge, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Spine a bit dull, binding rubbed, front hinge starting with tear to front free endpaper near gutter. Text just a bit shaken. Previous owner's inscription ([?] Norris/Purchased day of publication/23rd February 1905"). Still, very good. Housed in quarter morocco case. This book was published by Robert Ross, Wilde's executor and former lover, five years after Wilde's death.

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