Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Picture of Dorian Gray

New York: George Munro's Sons, 1895. First American edition. Softcover. Octavo. 125 (3)pp. Original green yellow wraps with black lettering on cover and spine. Publisher's advertisements on inside cover. Munro's Library of Popular Novels (issued weekly). Philosophical novel with strong themes interpreted from Faust with an emphasis on aestheticism, that is to say aesthetic values rather than sociopolitical themes in the arts and literature. Unauthorized edition; text taken from Lippingcott's Monthly Magazine, July 1890. Not in Mason.Publishers advertisements on last three pages. Front cover with moderate chips and tears, back cover missing. Half title with spirited, illegible signature. Block browned and brittle, Chips at upper right corner of half-title and title page. In general chips along edges of first and last few pages. Wraps in poor, interior in fair condition. poor to fair. Item #40551

Price: $350.00

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