Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Rise of Historical Criticism

Hartford, Conn. Privately Printed (at the Sherwood Press), 1905. First edition. Hardcover. 1/225 This copy out of series. Octavo. 45 (3)pp. Green cloth-backed marbled boards with printed label on spine. The essay was written for the Chancellor's English Essay Prize at Oxford in 1879. The original manuscript was considered lost, possibly sold at the sale of Wilde's effects on April 24, 1895 and in 1905 offered for sale in the catalogue of S. B. Luyster, jun.. The essay as published by the Sherwood Press was included in the Methuen edition of Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, vol. vii. Some time after the publication Robert Ross found the remainder of the essay in two quarto exercise books uniform with the volume described in Luyster's catalogue. The rest of the essay was included in the last volume of Methuen's collected works in 1908. See Mason # 434. Spine slightly rubbed and sunned. Foredge and bottom uncut. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good+ condition. g+ to vg+. Item #40561

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