Boston: W. A. Evans & Bro., [approx. 1886]. First edition. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Scarce original sheet music of a set of waltzes for piano composed by a "Miss Amy Henry," and featuring a vignette of Oscar Wilde among flowers on the cover. 7p pp. Spine reinforced in cloth; overall toning and light creases to the corners but otherwise in fine condition. 10.75 x 14 inches (27.3 x 35.5 cm).Wilde first came to America on a lecture tour arranged by the English impresario, Richard d'Oyly Carte (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame), arriving on the SS Arizona on January 3rd, 1882. On a grueling schedule, Wilde lectured in a new town every few days and though the tour was originally planned to last four months, it was continued for over a year. Though his press reception was hostile, Wilde's popularity among his audiences inspired the publication of several works like the present one, trading on his commercial success. (Inventory #: 13283)
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