London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1904. First edition. Softcover. g- to fine. 116/200 - Octavo. 30pp. Original gray wraps with blue, decorative ruling and blue lettering on cover with blue cloth wrap around chemise housed in black half leather slipcase with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Printed on wove paper with red, green and black lettered title page. Historiated head piece and initial. "These pages contain a Reprint of Mr. Oscar Wilde's Introduction (L'Envoi) to Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf, a book of poems by Mr. Rennell Rodd, published in Philadelphia, U. S. A., in A. D. 1882. This is the first publication in England of Mr. Wilde's Essay. The issue consists of Two Hundred copies, of which this is No. 116." Pirated edition published by "Wright and Jones," 1904. Mason # 614. Slipcase with small chips along spine and two inch white stain at top of front cover and a one and a half inch white stain at top of leather on back cover reaching across most of the back cover. Wraps with minor wear along edges. Slipcase in overall good-, chemise in fine, wraps and interior in fine condition.
(Inventory #: 40555)
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