Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Portrait of Mr. W. H. Oscar Wilde.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.
The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. 185/1000. Octavo. 133pp. Original black cloth with gilt facsimile signature of Oscar Wilde and gilt lettering on spine with tan glassine wrapper, protected by modern mylar. Frontispiece facsimile manuscript page. Some time after the publication of his essay, of the same title, and now first printed from the original enlarged manuscript which for twenty-six years has been lost to the world." (publisher). Story by Oscar Wilde first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1889. It is centered around the enigmatic dedicatee of Shakespeare's Sonnets and based on the theory that the sonnets were addressed to Willie Hughes, a potential candidate for the person the 'Fair Youth' is based on [WITH] rare four page subscription form of the publisher laid in. It includes an overview of the history of this Oscar Wilde manuscript and its publication. Glassine wrapper with larger chips and tear. Endpapers age-toned. Subscription form with some sporadic browning on front cover. Glassine in poor, binding and interior in near fine condition. near fine. Item #40559

Price: $250.00

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