Paris, France: Not published, 1895. One page letter, dated March 26th (no year) and signed "Oscar Wilde." Written from the Hotel Voltaire in Paris, to C. Harry Meltzer Esq. at Rue Jouffroy, it reads: Dear Sir, I do not know whether it is quite in my power to give you the information you ask for, but I will be at home on Wednesday at 12:30 and will be very glad to receive any friend of Mr. Leonard's. I remain, Dear Sir, yours truly [signed] Oscar Wilde. The letter was folded into quarters, and the top and bottom creases are lightly discolored through exposure to moisture which has caused the ink to run, not affecting the signature. Framed with a nice image of Wilde, and altogether an attractive ensemble. I would like to be able to say that Wilde is referring to Mr. Leonard Smithers the publisher of Avant-garde and erotic works, but my research cannot substantiate that possibility.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo). (Inventory #: 017090)
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