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Salomé.
WILDE, Oscar.

Salomé....

Drame en un acte.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris Librairie de l'Art Independant; Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London, 1893

Stock Code: 112802

£2,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, limited issue, one of 50 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. There was also a trade issue of 600 copies. Salome was composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year.

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Description

Crown octavo. Contemporary half vellum for Hatchards, green cloth sides ruled in gilt, flat bands to spine forming compartments, olive-green morocco labels to second and third, floral centrepieces gilt to remaining compartments, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, bound green silk page-marker.

Condition

With the terminal licence leaf. Original paper wrapper bound in before half-title. Contemporary ownership inscription of Mde Mérey, dated 1897, to the initial blank, possibly Belgian soprano Jane Mérey (1872-1939), pupil of Rosine Laborde in Paris; later collector's bookplate and accession label to front pastedown. Boards slightly bowed, vellum at upper outer corners darkened, internally crisp and clean. A very good copy.

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