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    Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Signed Limited Edition. London: Ward Lock and Co., 1891.

    First edition in book form. The Edition de Luxe, limited to 250 copies (of which this is number 216) numbered by hand and signed by Oscar Wilde. Royal octavo. vii, 334 pages. This edition was printed on larger paper (8.5 x 7 inches) than the first trade edition and was ultimately trimmed down by the binder to smaller dimensions (7.5 x 5.75 inches; 198 x 140 mm.). Printed on Dutch hand-made paper.

    Fully bound in brown morocco by Bayntun-Rivière. Gilt lettering and designs. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A pristine copy in a beautiful modern binding. Fine. From the Frank Collection.

    Bleiler. Mason.


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