The Life of Oscar Wilde; with a full reprint of the famous revolutionary article, "Jacta alea est," which was written by Jane Francesca Elgee, who afterwards became the mother of Oscar Wilde, and an additional chapter contributed by one of the prison-warders, who held this unhappy man in gaol. Illustrated with portraits, facsimile letters, and other documents.
by [Wilde, Oscar]. Sherard, Robert Harborough.
Thick 8vo. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1907. Thick 8vo, xvi, 470, (1, imprint)pp. Frontispiece portrait from photograph by Ellis & Walery, and 25 illustrations. Original blue cloth with printed paper label (browned). Very good. First American edition (from English sheets). An early biography of Wilde that includes an attempt at a bibliography of Wilde’s works. (Inventory #: 109865)
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